Runners rule the streets


On Nov. 9, residents from Rockville Centre and the surrounding towns gathered in the downtown area for one of the biggest events of the year, the annual 5K and 10K race.

Last year, the race was canceled due to the damage of Hurricane Sandy. But this year, more than 900 runners came out to participate in the two races. And before that, about 200 people ran in the village’s one-mile Family Fun Run.

“It was the largest race we ever had,” said Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray. “The enthusiasm was fantastic. People were very excited to be there because we didn’t have it last year because of Superstorm Sandy.”