Nearly 600 runners came out on a rainy Sunday morning to celebrate the Watertown Strong spirit inspired by the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings and the capture of the bombing suspects in Watertown five years ago.
The fourth annual Watertown Police Finish Strong 5K Run and Walk started and ended at Tufts Health Plan. Despite the poor conditions hundreds participated.
Among those at the race this were Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and one of the people who helped injured people after the bombing, Carlos Arredondo.
The race is run by the Watertown Police Relief Association, Watertown Supervisors Association and Watertown Patrol Officers Association.
Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn thanked the participants, and said the good work of the men and women of the WPD make his job an easy one.
The race winds through the streets of East Watertown, and through the intersection where the Watertown Shootout occurred. The runners and walkers head down Arsenal Street before looping back along Mt. Auburn Street.
The winner of the race, according to the iresults.com website, was Matt Theo of Watertown, who ran the race in 18:18.4. The fastest female runner was Lauren Caputo of Watertown, whose time was 19:56.6.