There was rain. A lot of rain at Birch Hill, but that didn't stop the Golden Heart Trail Run and the Monroe Catholic Invite.
The events drew out multiple athletes to compete on the rain soaked hill.
There was the 1 KM race for the 7 and under athletes, a 2.5 KM race for 8 to 14 year olds, and the main event was the 5 KM race for 15 and above.
For the 1 K, Isabelle Jenkins took home first place, with a time of 5 minutes and 15 seconds; she barely beat out Elliot Jenkins by one second.
The 2.5 K saw Daniel Abramowicz finish with a 10 minutes and six second race, as he dominated the rest of the field, as no one was within a minute to him.
The 5 K had Devin McDowell, who has now won the event 7 times, with a winning time of 18 minutes and 20 seconds; he beat out the runner up Enoch Porter by 30 seconds.
McDowell wouldn't let the terrible conditions slow him down.
"It's Birch Hill- it's always wet and sloppy. So it... you saw I had on my spikes this year so I didn't slide around too bad. I wasn't expecting to get it this year. It was my first hard run in two and a half months. I've been out with IT-band injury back in June, early June so. I didn't know what to expect coming out here you know? I've been able to bike and stuff but I haven't been running but these past couple of weeks now so. Yeah it was good. It felt good."