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VIDEO: Running for the vets

The race had been over for more than an hour. Roadblocks had been lifted. Sponsors packed up their booths.

But a few dozen participants in Sunday's Long Island Run for the Warriors were still waiting for their official times. A crush of same-day registrants - which doubled the number of runners from 1,100 to 2,200 - was delaying the organizers.

No one seemed upset about staying a few minutes more. "It's the cause that makes stuff like this feel minor," Eric Henrikson, a runner and Marine Corps veteran from Islip, said as he stood at race headquarters at Babylon Town Hall. "Not a big deal."

Now in its third year on Long Island, Hope for the Warriors' 5K- and 10K-race event raised an estimated $100,000 to support wounded military service members, their families and families of the fallen, officials said.

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