More than 1,700 runners started off their Labor Day early at the annual Macon Labor Day Road Race.

The 5K is a yearly tradition in the city, dating all the way back to 1976.

Alan Black lead the men clocking in at 15:31 while Ann Centner took the women’s race at 17:55.

The race brings out people of all ages for many different reasons.

“We take care of others and not take care of ourselves, so we encourage women to be active and live and healthy lifestyle,” said Valerie Harden with Black Girls Run.

“I just wanted to try something new. I’ve always been big into weightlifting and things like that. I want to get into a little running, so this is the first event coming up,” said David Little.

Congratulations to all the runners that finished!

Reporter Wanya Reese will have one family’s story about their road race journey on 13WMAZ News at 6.