Nearly 500 runners and walkers came out to take part in the race that was created to celebrate the spirit shown in Watertown after the capture of the Boston Marathon Bombers.
Participants in third annual Watertown Strong 5K enjoyed sunny weather on Sunday. New Police Chief Michael Lawn thanked all those who came out to join in the race, or just to come watch. He remembered how the Watertown community pulled together during the lockdown and celebrated after the the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013.
Retired-Police Chief Edward Deveau also attended the event, which started and ended at Tufts Health Plan. As she has the last two years, Caillie Hughes performed her song “That Night” and sang the National Anthem before the race.
Attendees enjoyed music and refreshments, and could check out the various sponsor booths.
The winner of the race was Glen McManus, a Watertown Firefighter, who ran the race in a time of 18:18. The top women’s runner was Sharon Moverman of Easton, who finished in a time of 19:01. See all the results by clicking here.
The race drew some media attention, including NECN, who produced this video piece.
Proceeds of the race benefited the Watertown Police Supervisors Assocation, Watertown Police Relief Association, youth community programming and school safety initiatives.