Runners from NJ Race Canceled after Explosion Join NYC Run
NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 runners are competing in a New York City race after an explosion canceled their race in New Jersey last week.
They're some of the 25,000 runners scheduled to participate in the Tunnel to Towers Run on Sunday. The race traces the route of a firefighter who ran from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center on 9/11. Proceeds go to wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The New Jersey race was the Semper Five charity 5K in Seaside Park, New Jersey. It was canceled after a pipe bomb exploded on the course Sept. 17. No one was injured. Organizers of the race say hundreds of security officers will be at the Manhattan race.