RUN TO REMEMBER 5K
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Online registration will open at 10 am on June 5.
Come and join us in remembering not only the nearly 3000 Americans who did not return home to their families after the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001, 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.
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 9/7, and wind through Downtown Sacramento. At the finish of the of both races, 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 conclusion of the 5K there will be a Tribute 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.