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The Bench 5K Run/Walk 2013

Nick Holowka, 27, of East Setauket, a graduate

Nick Holowka, 27, of East Setauket, a graduate student at Stony Brook University finished first in the Bench 5K in Stony Brook Saturday with a time of 16:54. (May 11, 2013) Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

About 700 people participated in the fifth annual The Bench 5K Run/Walk to benefit Stony Brook University Hospital's Play Fit-Stay Fit program for children.

Jillian Torres, 10, Adrianna Oliva, 9, and Julia
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

Jillian Torres, 10, Adrianna Oliva, 9, and Julia Stafford, 9, of Setauket stand in front of the banner created for the Bench 5K by their Brownie troop at Nassakeag Elementary in Setauket to support the Play Fit-Stay Fit program that Oliva has been a part of for more than five years. (May 11, 2013)

Michele Oliva, 37, and her daughter Adrianna, 9,
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

Michele Oliva, 37, and her daughter Adrianna, 9, of Stony Brook hand out water and gatorade to help thank the runners in the Bench 5K in Stony Brook Saturday morning. The proceeds go to the Play Fit-Stay Fit program that Adrianna has been a part for the past 5 years as she recovers from a brain tumor. (May 11, 2013)

Juliette Vacirca, 10, of Port Jefferson was the
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

Juliette Vacirca, 10, of Port Jefferson was the first female to finish the Bench 5K half-mile fun run Saturday. (May 11, 2013)

Christina Zieman, 33, of Miller Place was the
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

Christina Zieman, 33, of Miller Place was the first female to finish the Bench 5K in Stony Brook Saturday with a time of 21:25. (May 11, 2013)

Nick Holowka, 27, of East Setauket, a graduate
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

Nick Holowka, 27, of East Setauket, a graduate student at Stony Brook University finished first in the Bench 5K in Stony Brook Saturday with a time of 16:54. (May 11, 2013)

The participants in the Bench 5K Fun Run
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

The participants in the Bench 5K Fun Run ignore the rain drops as they wait for the start of the half-mile race at Stony Brook University. (May 11, 2013)

The participants in the Bench 5K Fun Run
Photo Credit: Jordan Gibbons

The participants in the Bench 5K Fun Run ignore the rain drops as they wait for the start of the half-mile race at Stony Brook University. (May 11, 2013)

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