For so long this winter, runners patiently waited for spring. Now that it's finally here, it's not exactly the running weather they had in mind.
But at a 5K run and walk in Stevens Point Wednesday night, they pushed through for a cause.
"I'm taking part to support my stepmom who's a domestic abuse victim survivor," said Donna Kezeske of Stevens Point.
Kezeske is just one of hundreds of runners at this 12th annual event taking a step to end domestic and sexual violence.
"They are here to support the Family Crisis Center and the good work they do for our community taking care of victims of domestic abuse," said Mary Berard, a volunteer coordinator.
The conditions may not be what many would prefer but the show of support is exactly what organizers were hoping for.
"I think it's really neat that we have so many people that decide whether it's snowing, raining, thunder storming, they're still out there moving and going and walking and I think that's pretty amazing," said Traci Smet with Ministry Sports Medicine.
Organizers say all the money raised from the run will go to the Family Crisis Center.