MANCHESTER, NH - Hundreds of runners came out for the Footrace For The Fallen held in Manchester Sunday morning. The race is held yearly to honor and remember the officers who lost their life in the line of duty while serving in law enforcement.

The Footrace for the Fallen began in 2007 to honor Manchester police officers who died in the line of duty, as well as officers from across the state who lost their lives serving in law enforcement.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL), a non-profit organization that provides after-school and summer athletic and enrichment activities to area youth, and The Hundred Club of NH, which offers scholarships and financial assistance to the dependent widows and children of NH law-enforcement officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Runners enjoyed a beautiful but windy day as they ran the course on the streets of Manchester and crossing the finish line at Gill Stadium where they were cheered on by family, friends and fellow officers.

©Jeffrey Hastings