2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk to be held in Lower Manhattan

by | Apr 24, 2014 | Coming Up, Events, Exercise, Health & Fitness | 0 comments


The 9/11 Memorial will be more than proud to host the second annual 5K Run/Walk and Family Day this Sunday, April 27th, to honor the victims of the September 11 attacks and support the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

This non-competitive run/walk will occur in lower Manhattan, beginning at 8 a.m. with the starting point at Pier 26 and the finish line near the entrance of the 9/11 Memorial, where the names of nearly 3,000 people who passed away in the attacks are engraved in bronze on the borders of the reflecting pools constructed where the Twin Towers once stood.

More than 2,000 participants will move along a 3.1 mile route surrounded by meaningful places that contribute to the story of 9/11, including spots like the Police Memorial in Battery Park City and “Point Thank You,” where crowds formed along West Street to cheer and thank recovery workers and rescuers as they made their way to and from Ground Zero. It will also recall how all New Yorkers came together to support one another in the aftermath of 9/11.

Registration for the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk closes on the 24th of April by midnight. Those who won’t be present in the City on the 27th but still wish to support and contribute can register as a Global Runner. As a Global Runner you can still partake in the run/walk memorial by walking or running from anywhere you are in the world.

In addition to the Run/Walk, Family Day will also be held the same day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Greenwich Street between Liberty and Cortland Street. The free event will offer attendees entertainment food and refreshments and activities for all ages. No registration is necessary for Family Day. All proceeds from both of these events will support the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

For more information on both events and how to register, visit 911memorial.org

-Luis Cuevas

Downtown Magazine