Around 2,000 runners participated in the Finish Strong 5K in Watertown on the anniversary of the shootout with the Marathon Bombing suspects, the lockdown and capture of the second suspect.
Thousands came out Saturday morning to celebrate the Watertown Strong Spirit during a 5K road race organized by the Watertown Police Department on the first anniversary of the stopping and capture of the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects.
People packed the Tufts Health Plan parking lot off of Arlington Street for the Finish Strong Road Race.
The Finish Strong Road Race and Walk was sponsored by the Watertown Police Supervisor’s Association and attracted people from around the Boston area, but had a particular Watertown Strong feeling.
Dave Henneberry (right) the man who found the second bombing suspect in his boat, attended the race along with Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau, second from left, and Jeff Bauman (far right) a man who lost both legs in the Marathon Bombing.
Gov. Deval Patrick spoke before the race and many other local dignitaries, including Dave Henberry, the man who alerted police to the second suspect being in his boat, also came out for the event.
A man wears the Finish Strong Road Race. Proceeds from the race went to local charities including the One Fund and the Watertown Police Foundation, which helps community programs in town.