In the spirit of the holiday season, the University of Florida College of Medicine held a Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K on the UF campus Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 8 a.m. UF students and residents of Gainesville and other nearby communities gathered for the event to run or walk the 3.1 miles in their most spirited holiday attire. Students from the UF College of Medicine volunteered to help with the event, some participating in the race. The overall winner of the 5K was 16-year-old Ryan Lauzardo of Gainesville High School, and the first place female was 21-year-old UF physical therapy doctoral student Abby Garner. The event was held to raise awareness and funding for the UF College of Medicine medical outreach trips. Each year, students travel to places like Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador and Nicaragua to provide free medical healthcare, health and hygiene education and medication.