Martin Luther King Jr. Day Torch Run Brightens Portsmouth Monday
Local members of the armed forces turn out on a very chilly morning in support of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Torch Run, which was held Monday at Patriots Park.
Local military members from the Navy and Marine Corps braved cold temperatures to support the annual Martin Luther King Jr Day Torch Run Monday morning.
With approximately 20 runners, the start location was changed from Patriots Park to the other side of the Rt. 114 due to snow.
This did not damper the runners enthusiasm and encouraging words were exchanged by all. Preparing for more than an eight-mile run, gloves and hats were prevalent with a few stating "I hope I make it."
The race will end at Thompson Middle School with a ceremony to follow, including a speech by Keith Stokes, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp.
Featured below are highlights from the start of the torch run: