Photos: The vampire 5K sinks its teeth into the Denver Botanic Gardens

Undeterred by the weekend's sunny weather, Denver's face-painted vampires braved the elements to chase unsuspecting humans through the Denver Botanic Gardens during this year's vampire 5K. Blood, bats, garlic and some very dramatic capes all made an appearance on Friday evening as runners traversed the course. Continue reading for a few highlights, and visit our full slide show for more photos.

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