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Thousands Run in 5th Annual Bridge Run

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Runners are hitting the streets of Binghamton.

Sunday, this city held it's 5th annual Bridge Run. More than 2,200 people participated in the run that highlights four of the area's most historic bridges--starting and finishing at NYSEG stadium.

The race started with a half marathon at 7:30 Sunday morning and a 5K that followed at 10 a.m. Refreshments were providedafter the race and runners could even get their picture taken.

"This is just a great running community. I come all the way out from Pennsylvania and I run very frequently in this area because of the well supported yet challenging races, different lengths, longer races. And it's very competitive which I really like," said Bridge Run half marathon runner Nancy Werthmuller.

"And it takes advantage of the beautiful rivers we have, the bridges, it goes through the West Side neighborhood. It's really just a perfect setting for a race," said President of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Lou Santoni.

A portion of the proceeds from Sunday's Bridge Run event will benefit the Humane Society.