Crystal City will host the 7th Annual Arlington Police, Fire and Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K Race at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 6..
More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in the 9/11 Memorial 5K Race, presented by the Arlington Police Charitable Fund, Inc., and the Arlington County Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments. The race, which supports 9/11 related charities, has raised more than $200,000. The majority of the funds support the U.S. Military through programs such as Operation Purple (a childrens camp for kids whose parents are at war), The Fisher House Foundation (which donates comfort homes, built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, for use by Military families), and the Wounded Warriors Project (which helps wounded solidiers with the costs for false limbs).
The 9/11 Memorial Race blends wanting to remember the attacks against our Country with the desire to thank members of the Public Safety and Military Communities while being with friends and family all into a fun and unique community event for all ages, says Det. Sean Bryson.
The race is open to the general public, public safety personnel and members of the U.S. Military. Individual and team awards will be given to the top finishers in the law enforcement, firefighter, military and open categories. The start/finish line of the race will be in Crystal City at the DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive. Post-race activities-including award presentations, food and beverages, and entertainment will be held on the DoubleTree grounds immediately following the race. For registration and additional information, visit www.arlington911race.com.