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Alice Henley enjoying being a part of the Pursuit of Honor, Courage & Commitment 5K Run/Walk at Hollywood Beach. She won the women’s race.

“It was a windy day but I enjoyed running this course,” said Henley. She works for Dania Beach Ocean Rescue. “This was a good race.”

Lt. Colonel Dustin Bishop, who is a member of the U.S. Army and serving in the Southern Command also enjoying participating in the 5K run. “I think it is great. I enjoyed running along the beach. I am glad this race helps the Wounded Warriors,” said Bishop. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Andrew Paguaga, of Hollywood and a leader of the Sea Cadets participated in the race. After he finished running, he cheered on other members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. “This was a great event. I loved getting people together to support the Sea Cadets,” said Paguago. He plans to join the Coast Guard after graduating from Sheridan Hills Christian School.

Sebastian Klincewicz, a member of the Sea Cadets enjoyed being a part of the race. He enjoyed running with other members of the Sea Cadets.

Dr. Lynn Drucker, the director of the race and an instructor for the Sea Cadets was pleased with the race. “We raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps,” she said. “We had a good race and over 500 people participating.”

The Sea Cadets offer young people age 10 to 18 an opportunity to learn about the sea services including the U.S. Marine Corps, the Merchant Marine, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy. Members participate in a fitness program on Saturday morning that includes running and calisthenics. They learn about ship operations, survival techniques and firefighting. They also get to spend time on Navy ships. Many of the members go on to pursue careers in the sea services.  Many of the Sea Cadets participated in the 5K run.