Clarissa Turner, 8, gets her hair blow dried after the race at the air blower station set up to dust the participants off before they leave. Turner was accompanied by her entire family.
There was a good turnout of participants for the Black and Gold Run despite the weather. People from all over Missouri gathered to participate, and some planned to attend the football game afterward.
A member of Body Combat Chicks, a women's running group, warms up in front of the participants of the Clear 99 Black and Gold Run before the start of the run Saturday at Peace Park.
The course was two miles long, and powdered nontoxic paint made of cornstarch was thrown on the runners at two designated spots. One of them was on Hitt Street, and the other was close to the Tiger Plaza.
Participants run on Ninth Street on Saturday morning. Many runners arrived dressed in black, and they remained upbeat throughout the race.