CHIACGO (CBS) — A run celebrating Polish independence was held at Montrose Harbor on Sunday.

A cannon blast got everyone’s feet moving as the Polish Independence 10K Run and 5K Walk (Bieg Niepodległości) commemorated the 101st anniversary of Poland’s independence, which comes Monday.

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On Nov. 11, 1918, Polish sovereignty was restored after the country had been partitioned by the Russian, Prussian, and Austrian empires for 123 years.

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The date coincides with the end of World War I and is celebrated as Armistice Day in much of the world. In the U.S., the holiday is celebrated as Veterans Day, having been broadened as a day to honor all veterans.

The run raised money for the Uptown-based Sarah’s Circle, a charity supporting homeless women in Chicago.

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Sarah’s Circle provides housing, case management, and clinical and social services. Runners were also asked to bring women’s winter clothing items as donations.