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PHOTOS: Community Gathers for Hyattsvile Fire Department's 5 Mile Run and Open House

Local runners and members of the community were out early Saturday morning to support the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department's 5-mile run and open house.

About 200 people came to run, cheer on runners and explore the open house at the 5-mile road race on Saturday morning.

The event took place to raise funds for the department’s fire prevention programs and volunteer fire/EMS operations.

"It's a great event," said Deputy Fire Chief Matt Leonard, "It brings all the members [of the fire department] and the community together. It's our biggest event of the year."

The winners of the race received gift certificates from the

Matt Deters was the first male to finish with a time of 29:21.

Merli Kaplan was the first female to complete the race with a time of 37:47.

Take a look at the photos to find more information about the event.

Chris Larsen October 25, 2011 at 12:49 AM
Results: http://www.hvfd.com/hvfd/hvfdrace/2011overall.html
Andrew Metcalf October 25, 2011 at 03:30 AM
Thank you for posting this!

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