Sign-ups open for event to honor 9/11 victims in downtown Sacramento

Published: Saturday, Jul. 21, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012 - 10:16 am

Sign-ups are being accepted for the Run to Remember, an event honoring those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

The 10K run and 5K walk/run are sponsored by local fire and law enforcement agencies and will wind through downtown Sacramento.

The event is in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in the attacks, as well as the men and women in the armed forces.

Both runs will begin at 9:11 a.m. Sept. 9 on Capitol Mall.

As participants cross the finish line, each will be handed an American flag representing an American who lost his or her life on Sept. 11, 2001. Runners will place their flag in the Pentagon-shaped memorial, next to the nameplate of an American who did not return home that day. When the run concludes, nearly 3,000 flags will stand as a tribute.

The run will be followed by the Tribute in the Park, a family-friendly event featuring food and entertainment.

For more information or to register for the event, go to

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