For thirty-eight years, pavement warriors have joined Macon's annual Labor Day Road Race.
This year, about 2,250 participants sweated it out, finish line in sight.
The races included a 5K, 10K, and one mile fun run.
All groups met when they crossed the finish line at Central City Park.
Karen Fauer came in second place in the 70-74 age category for the 10K race.
"You want to go so fast across that finish line, because everyone is watching you, and you have a hard time putting one foot in front of the other at that point," she says. "But once you cross it, it's a good feeling... a feeling of accomplishment."
For her, it is an event that brings the whole family together.
Even though her children live in different states, for the last three years, they have congregated at her house and made this Macon race a tradition.