It’s that time again…the 9/11 Heroes Run is coming back to Daniel Island!!! On Sunday, November 19th they will host their 6th annual 9/11 Heroes Run – 5K and they invite you and your family to come out and join them. Their patriotic, family-friendly 5K race is the perfect way to honor those lost on 9/11, their families, and the service and sacrifices of our military and first responders!
They are also excited to announce some very special Guests of Honor for this year’s race…
PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT, LANCE CPL. JEREMY BROOKING (USMC – Ret.) ESTILL POLICE OFFICER – QUINCY SMITH LT. KEVIN CUNNANE (FDNY – Ret.) ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL LOCAL, RETIRED 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS
Join them under the huge American flag, proudly waving from two fire truck aerials, and show your appreciation and support of these men and women that serve our country and our communities! Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 1:30 PM, to include presentation of the flags by the Charleston Fire Department Honor Guard, bagpipe performances by the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums, the singing of our National Anthem and very powerful speeches by our courageous Guests of Honor! The run will start at exactly 2:00 PM, leading men and women of all ages on their journey to honor our true American heroes! They encourage walkers and runners of all ages and experience levels to participate and strollers are welcome too! The race course continues to stay the same and will start and finish right in front of the Charleston Fire and Police Department on Seven Farms Drive!
They have several event sponsors that will be in attendance so PLEASE be sure to stop by their tables and support them on race day! They will also have some AMAZING raffles (entries are just $1 each), and a post-race Awards Ceremony, all starting at approximately 3:00 PM. They have some AWESOME top finisher awards this year and will be handing out more than 60 top finisher medals, 6 overall top finisher plaques as well as additional plaques for top overall team participation in several different categories, including specific ones for military and first responders! They encourage you to round up your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and do your best to take home the top overall team participation award! They also strongly encourage local fire departments, law enforcement agencies and military personnel to represent your branch of service on race day and have a team as well!
Want to run or walk? Their race registration is open NOW at www.911HeroesRun.org/Charleston! Online registration will end November 16th. Registration will also be offered at packet pick-up as well as on race morning, but DON’T WAIT…register online by November 10th to guarantee yourself our participant t-shirt! If you’re unable to run/walk but still want to show your support, they would be HONORED to have you volunteer on race day! Please contact the race director, Theresa Faircloth, at 843-597-9240 or Charleston@911heroesrun.org or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to join their volunteer committee!
Seven Farms Drive between the intersections of River Landing Dr. and Pier View St. will be closed from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Other streets involved with our race route will be closed at approximately 2:00 PM and reopened as soon as the last participant clears that part of the course, not to last longer than 3:00 PM. These streets include Seven Farms Dr. between the intersections of River Landing and Daniel Island Drive, portions of Daniel Island Dr. (from main intersection to Purcell Ln) and River Landing Drive.
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ALONG THE RACE ROUTE ARE KINDLY ASKED TO USE YOUR REAR PARKING FROM THE EVENING HOURS OF SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH UNTIL THE EVENING HOURS OF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, TO HELP ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS!
ADDITIONAL EVENT PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT MUSC HEALTH STADIUM, 1990 DANIEL ISLAND DRIVE. A SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BE OFFERED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE FROM 11:30 AM UNTIL 4:30 PM!
IT IS ASKED THAT YOU PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON SEVEN FARMS DRIVE BETWEEN THE INTERSECTIONS OF RIVER LANDING AND DANIEL ISLAND DRIVE, AS TO NOT IMPEDE OUR RACE COURSE!
They would love to see you proudly displaying your American Flags and/or patriotic colors on race day!
THEY HAND OUT AWARDS TO OUR MOST PATRIOTIC TEAM, MOST PATRIOTIC INDIVIDUAL AND AWARDS FOR OUR OLDEST AND YOUNGEST PARTICIPANT TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE!
PACKET PICK-UP WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH FROM 9:00 AM UNTIL 6:00 PM IN THE LOOP NEXT TO THE CHARLESTON FIRE & POLICE DEPARTMENT ON SEVEN FARMS DRIVE.
YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PICK-UP YOUR PACKETS ON RACE MORNING BEGINNING AT 11:30 AM.