Final Race Honors Marine Corps Corporal

The final race commemorating a Marine Corps corporal who was killed in Iraq filled the streets Saturday in his East Northport neighborhood.

Hundreds of runners came out in the rain for a chance to honor Cpl. Christopher Scherer in the 15th and final I Did the Grid run.

Dog tags of service members killed in war hung from a portable wall; veterans raised their hands in salute and runners rang a bell in the service members’ honor as they crossed the finish line. Each runner wore a bib listing four service members who have been killed in battle.

Runners of all ages joined in the competitive or non-competive races or the one-mile family run. As the first race in the Suffolk County Veterans Run Series, it drew runners looking to complete the entire series.

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