Hundreds of folks laced up their running shoes in North Park today for Jaxson’s Jog.

They were running to raise awareness about a common birth defect.

It’s called a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and is found in developing fetuses.

“Sixteen-hundred babies are born with this defect in the U.S. every year and only 800 survive,” said Sarah Mayer, the race’s director. “So, I hold this race every year to help raise awareness about what the birth defect is, and money goes to research for genetic research.”

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