Saturday, August 15, 2015
Watermelon Run for the Fallen
For the fourth year in a row, I ran the Watermelon Run for the Fallen in Hempstead this morning. It is a race honoring our fallen servicemen. After several ceremonies, a 4-plane flyover and 3 parachutists jumping into the football stadium, everyone (probably 600+) participants walk two laps around the track. Then, those who want to run, leave the stadium and run 2.8 miles downtown, where they have refreshments and more ceremonies. I finished the 2.8-mile run in 36:34, according to my GPS. The race is not timed and there are no awards.