12th Annual Run for the Red Marathon Steps off in Stroudsburg

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STROUDSBURG -- People in the Poconos laced up their running shoes and prepped for the long haul -- all 26.2 miles of it!

The 12th Annual Run for Red Pocono Marathon kicked off Sunday in Stroudsburg, taking participants across a nearly 30 mile trek through the Poconos. Stepping off at Pocono Mountain West High School, the event was held to raise money for the American Red Cross.

"I feel great. I actually ran a smart race this time so I'm happy with my performance," said Heidi Peoples of Scranton. "Perfect weather condition, nice course, it was a great day."

The top three male and female finishers will each get a piece of the $8,000 prize.