State employees run in rain during Challenge

The first Missouri State Employees 5K race was held Saturday in Jefferson City despite a down pouring of rain.

The first Missouri State Employees 5K race was held Saturday in Jefferson City despite a down pouring of rain. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

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Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife, first lady Georganne Nixon, participated in the first Missouri State Employees 5K race in Jefferson City on Saturday.

Several runners, joggers and walkers took part in the first Missouri State Employees 5K race in Jefferson City on Saturday despite a downpour of rain.

State employees are participating in a 100 Missouri Miles Challenge, which encourages Missourians to complete 100 miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife, first lady Georganne Nixon, joined other staff members to take part in Saturday's race. Before the event, the governor had logged 294 miles, and the first lady had logged 302 miles.

Accompanying photo: State employees run in the 5K

Accompanying photo: Gov. Nixon and first lady in 5K

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