More than 225 runners participated in the inaugural Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics on Oct. 1.

The 5K race from New Jersey to Delaware took place across the northbound span of the bridge and is the first public event ever held on the structure. It raised more than $34,000 for Special Olympics Delaware, which provides sports training and competition for more than four-thousand two-hundred children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

This 5K was limited to active and retired first responders as officials worked through the safety and logistical details involved with organizing and executing an event of this stature for the first time.

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