BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Saturday, the Disabled American Veterans organization held its sixth annual 5k Boston road race to honor veterans. The purpose of the event is to thank all those who have served and raise awareness on the issues that veterans face.
The course started and finished at Fort Independence on Castle Island.
According to the DAV's website, the family-friendly activity welcomed runners, walkers, and wheelchairs athletes to compete in the race. In addition to the 5k, the DAV had a one-mile-long walk that began just after the race, looping around Fort Independence. The DAV 5k Roll start was for participants using handcycles or wheelchairs.
Donations to the DAV can be made on their donations page.