Some 2,000 runners from across Long Island gathered Saturday morning at Long Island MacArthur Airport for the second 5K Run For Veterans.
This year’s race, held under sparkling blue skies with comfortable temperatures, nearly doubled in size from the first race held in 2010. That growth, coupled with an increase in the number of sponsors was expected to raise more than $60,000. Those funds will be used to assist local veterans suffering from PTSD, combat injuries and economic hardship.
The racecourse started and finished on the southeast side of Long Island MacArthur and took runners on to one of the airport’s working runways, providing runners with a unique backdrop as they ran the 5K.