CENTRAL PARK (WABC) -- There was rain, but no dampened spirits for a race on Saturday morning in Central Park.
New York Road Runners held its Ted Corbitt 15K.
Corbitt was the group's first president. He was also a legendary athlete, completing 223 marathons.
His son, Gary Corbitt was one of the competitors in Saturday's race.
"This is my first time doing that. That's a special honor - it's overwhelming. They had a finish-line tape for me. I mean, I'm speechless," Gary said.
Nearly five thousand people ran in the race.