Deer Do Not Win Michigan 5K Race Despite Hurdling Skills

By all accounts, two deer who crashed a five-kilometer race in Rochester, Michigan, on Sunday, January 19, did not receive the long-sleeve T-shirt promised to all participants, but they don’t appear to mind in this video released by local police.

A Rochester police cruiser was blocking traffic for the annual Chill at the Mills race at the junction of Wilcox Street and West Second Street when the deer leapt along the periphery of the course.

“We had a couple of unexpected runners in the Chill at the Mills 5K. Can you pick them out?” the Rochester Police wrote on Facebook.

“One went right over the hood. We are just sorry they missed the turn with their fellow runners,” the post said. Credit: Rochester Police Department via Storyful