OnSunday, over 1,700 runners representing 22 states, four countries and SuffolkCounty’s Legislature, sprinted to Patchogue to take part in the third annualCatholic Health Services’ Suffolk County Marathon. Fifth District Legislator Kara Hahn who hadbeen part of a Suffolk County Legislature relay team during a previous marathon,this year ran the full 26.2 mile course that began and ended in Patchogue villageand traversed several of Suffolk’s south shore downtowns.
“Despite the weather, today was an incredibly brightday as I not only achieved my personal goal of completing every step of this marathon,but did so knowing that my participation will help Suffolk County’s veteranpopulation,” said Legislator Hahn.
According to marathon organizers, all proceeds fromthe event are donated to County based veteran assistance and serviceorganizations. Since its inception in 2015, the Suffolk County Marathon andFreedomFest: Taste of Long Island Festival has raised more than $300,000 tosupport local veteran services.