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Organizers: 9-11 Memorial 5K Will Go On Rain or Shine

by ARLnow.com — September 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm 1,651 3 Comments

Despite the threat of storms, organizers of the 9-11 Memorial 5K say the race will go on.

The race is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. tonight (Saturday) outside the Doubletree Hotel (300 Army Navy Drive). The course goes through parts of Pentagon City, Crystal City and the Pentagon reservation.

As of last night, some 600 entries were still available, at a cost of $35 each, and 4,400 were already sold. The price of registration includes a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and free food and beer after the race.

The race, now in its 11th year, is organized by volunteers from Arlington’s police department, fire department, sheriff’s office and the military. It benefits a number of charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project and Segs 4 Vets.

Race organizer Sgt. Sean Bryson said the race will go on rain or shine. In the event of lightning or dangerous weather, however, it will be postponed.

  • Chris B

    It would be a shame if this great event need to be cancelled due to lightning! Let’s hope it stays dry for a few more hours…

  • daniel

    I ran it, and they rerouted away from Long Bridge Dr…it doesn’t’ take much rain to flood there. 9/11 5K Continues to be a great community event for runners and walkers.

  • ArlKat

    After taking cover from the tornado, I emerged and ran the race for the third year. As daniel expressed, it’s a great event not to be missed! A bit of exercise plus beer, pizza and honoring our military, police and emergency responders. Couldn’t be better!

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