Utica, New York (WIBX) - If you like the way local runners look this year you can thank students from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Students recently competed on a project to design race logos for the Utica Roadrunners' 2012 feature races as part of Assistant Professor Doug Hyldelund's Graphic Design Theory II class.

Micaela Alteri of Liverpool, New York and Jon Lineberry of Ithaca won the contests for the upcoming "Save Our Switchbacks" and "Summer Sizzle 5-Miler" races.

The "Save Our Switchbacks" 7.5K will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012 and the "Summer Sizzle 5-Miler" will take place Sunday, June 17, 2012. Information on these and other races may be found at: www.uticaroadrunners.org.