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LAS COLINAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 3,000 runners who hit the wet pavement Sunday morning for the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon in Las Colinas. The race was delayed an hour due to lighting, but for participants, from military to military family members to athletes, the pay off was well worth the wait. One military mom said that a little rain is nothing compared to the sacrifices by the men and women who serve our country.

“Well this race is awesome, it’s near and dear to my heart just because of buddies of mine who have been wounded in action,” said country musician Dave Roberts, who performed after the race.

The event, presented by Dallas Athletes Racing, honored the nation’s men and women of the military and raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House Foundation.

“There are a lot of issues to be dealt with guys coming home that are wounded and in some cases need assistance,” Roberts said about the nonprofit’s mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.

Fans lined the course, which started and finished near Williams Square with much of the race taking place on the scenic Campion Trails.

All runners were presented with a medal at the finish line and then had the option of going to the after-party for pancakes.

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