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1,200 show up for Sandy Hook Run for the Families

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (NBC) - They may have had different reasons for running, but the point is they were all here.

1,200 people showed up at the 2nd annual Sandy Hook Run for the Families, a 5K run that raises money for the Newtown Memorial Fund.

So many people wanted to take part this year that a lottery was held for spots. The race was moved to Newtown instead of downtown Hartford, where 15,000 runners showed up last year.

They are signs of support that can mean a whole lot to this community as they continue to run and to heal.

"It's for the same purpose which 'Love Runs Through' so everybody is just very very excited to be here and have a great day together and remember what we're running for and who we're running for,” said Dawn Dodsworth, an area resident.

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