RUN TO REMEMBER 5K
Thank you to all that joined us on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 in remembering not only the nearly 3000 Americans who did not return home to their families after the tragedy, but also those members of our Armed Forces who have given their lives defending our country. In doing so, you will be honoring those who were lost while helping to establish a support system for the families of local public servants, should they make the ultimate sacrifice.
The race partnered with the The Heroes Connection to collect the following items to send to our soldiers overseas. Thank you to all the participants that generously donated these items:
- Foot Powder
- Powdered Drink Mixes
- Beef Jerky
In Downtown Sacramento, the Run To Remember 5K Run/Walk will take place to give those who vowed to “Never Forget” the opportunity to exercise that vow. The 5K run/walk will start at 9:11 a.m. on September 11, 2016, and wind through Downtown Sacramento. At the finish of the race, American flags will be handed to runners at the Tribute site located on Capitol Mall between 6th and 7th Street. Each flag will represent an American who lost their life on 9/11/2001. Runners will carry the flag they are given and will place it in the Pentagon Shaped Memorial at the "Tribute in the Park". Each American Flag will be placed next to a name plate engraved with the name of an American who did not return home. When the Run To Remember is complete, nearly 3000 flags will stand united in the Memorial as a tribute to those that were lost.
The Tribute in the Park
Following the Run/Walk
At the finish of the 5K, American flags will be handed to runners at the Tribute site located on Capitol Mall between 6th and 7th streets. The Tribute will be a family friendly event where runners and members of the community are encouraged to gather in honor of all the families whose time together was cut short. We will honor these families by asking each participant of the run and members of the community that stop by to place an American Flag next to the name of one of the nearly 3000 victims lost on 9/11.
Join us in an active tribute honoring those who have sacrificed so much.