NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four thousand runners took part in Saturday’s Achilles Hope run to honor athletes with disabilities.NYPD: 2 Gunman Wanted After 10 Shot Outside Queens Laundromat
Saturday marked the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.READ MORE: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
Among the attendees was former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart.
“You have inspired not just myself over these years but the entire country as we reawaken from to possibilities and the hope of everything that we can accomplish. I thank you guys so much for being here,” Stewart told the crowd.MORE NEWS: NYPD: 3 Shot In Washington Heights, No Arrests
The race also served as the finish of the 650-mile Achilles Resilience Relay, which started on June 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina.