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Newtown, CT residents in 5K run to support community

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:49

March 30 - Newtown, Connecticut put its tragic past behind it for a day during a 5K race to support the community where 26 students and educators were gunned down in 2012. Mana Rabiee reports.

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The Town of Newtown, Connecticut put its tragic past behind it for a day on Saturday. Residents came together for a 5K race to support the town, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Including teacher Vicki Sotto. SOUNDBITE: RUNNER JIM DIDOMENICO SAYING: "We're trying to wear pink for flamingos for our friend Vicki because she loved flamingos, so I decided to go with the Hogan mustache, the Hogan bandana and the boa." SOUNDBITE: JULIE BRUNELL, RACE COMMITTEE, SAYING: "The theme of this year's run is Love Runs Through and so we just want to show the world that we're running through, leaving the past, greeting the future and moving forward." Some 1,200 runners took part this year. The run benefits the Sandy Hook Support Fund which provides support services to the Newtown community.

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Newtown, CT residents in 5K run to support community

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 00:49