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Rapid City's Dublin Dash chilled by old man winter

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By Barrett Phillips

The unseasonably cold weather did not stop some people from running in the 8th annual Dublin Dash.

Joe Machado, event organizer, says Dublin Dash is a fundraiser held by chemical engineers at the School of Mines and Technology. 

The fundraiser is designed to raise money to help chemical engineering students go to regional and national conferences. They plan to continue the dash next year; although there will be some changes.

"It will be our final year at the Dublin Square. So, then we are working with Murphy's who bought Dublin Square to make it over there," said Machado. "So we can still have the race at the same ending point, we'll just move the after party."

Organizers say the event has become more popular over the years, but Saturday's cold and snowy weather did negatively affect turnout.

Those who went say they still enjoyed it. "It's pretty cold, but your body gets adjusted to it as soon as you get into the run. For me, it takes about a mile and a half; mile to get warmed up. I've been doing this for years, so I like it," said Dain Curley.

Despite the weather, more than 250 runners came out to dash.

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