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Recapping the Coast Guard Day 5K Run at Yorktown

Even as the annual Coast Guard Day 5K Run remains consistent each year, some noticable things were different. And the race had one particularly notable absence.

The Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix event last Saturday had a large crowd, with 346 entrants and 317 finishers. The race was organized by the Coast Guard Training Center Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff. Typical summer weather greeted the runners and walkers, with very humid conditions under cloudy skies, a slight breeze, and a 74-degree temperature at the start.

The two major differences this year were the absences of Katherine Long, the long-time race director for the Coast Guard Day 5K, and Joe Harney, the...