Hundreds Of Runners Hit The Street For Azalea 10K

Runners and walkers laced up their tennis shoes this morning for the Tyler Azalea 10K run. More than 1,300 people ran in this year's race, which goes through the Azalea District. It's one of the most beautiful courses in Texas. This year's 10K was a bit different.

"The event has been around for 30 some odd years and we've always run the 10K course up Robertson Hill, and we kind of had a brilliant flash of genius this year and said why don't we run in backwards, so we're running the course backwards this year, which means we get to run down Robertson Hill," said Event Director Lewis George.

Today's event benefits Children's Village in Tyler, a group home that takes care of abused and neglected children.

Molly Reuter reporting,