Rain and cold temperatures didn't hamper Jeff Palya of Hopwood as he heads for the finish line at the Mt. Summit Inn parking lot during Sunday's annual Mt.Summit Challenge to finish the run in first place with a 25:59 overall winning time. Palya also won the event in 2010.
Debbie Conner of Connellsville finishes the Mt.Summit Challenge Sunday morning as the first female runner. It marks the third time she has won the female running award and previously won in 2009 and 2010.
Lynn Huggins of Uniontown is overjoyed as being the first female walker to cross the finish line Sunday during the Mt. Summit Challenge on a cold and rainy morning. The 50 year old woman said it was the first time she won as walker.
Beth Murdock of Washington, Pa., holds a bouquet of roses after finishing the annual Mt. Summit Challenge Sunday morning for the first time. She and her friend Heather Testa decided to take on the mountain challenge.