9/11 Commemorative 5K Event
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2023 (rain or shine)
Register Online – Registration is now open through September 8 at 11:59pm! Register by August 21 to guarantee an event t-shirt with a minimum of a $5.00 donation (all race packets/t-shirts must be picked up prior to the race start time) • Swag bags will be available to pre-registered participants.
Event Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Event Times: 7:00am – 12:00pm (see schedule below)
For All Ages
Donations: Donations collected for the Children of Fallen Heroes organization
Location: City of Graham – City Hall Campus • 201 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253
Event Options: Route Map
5K Run/Walk – 6 laps (Individual Registration)
Non-Competitive 1-Mile Run/Walk – 2 laps (Individual Registration)
First Responders Team Cup 5K – 6 laps (Team Registration)
Schedule for the Event:
Day Before Event Packet Pick-Up (at Graham Fire Department – UPDATED): Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Day of Registration/Packet Pick-Up: 7:00am – 8:00am
Opening Ceremony: Begins at 8:00am
5K Run/Walk Start: 8:30am
1-Mile Run/Walk: starting directly after 5K race time (UPDATED)
Medal Ceremony: approximately 9:00am (UPDATED)
Community Activities: 10:00am – 12:00pm
The City of Graham presents the second annual 9/11 Commemorative 5K Run/Walk Event on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Come dressed in your red, white, and blue for the event! The event will also feature a non-competitive 1-mile run/walk, food trucks, service organization booths, a kid’s zone, a blood drive, a Runner Services station located in the fire bays, and music. This is a community event and is open to all to participate! Lawn chairs are permitted. Carpooling is recommended. This event is rain or shine.
For participants looking to participate in the 5K, but wanting a shorter distance, we invite you to register for the Non-Competitive 1-Mile Run/Walk. This run/walk will take place after the 5K. Families are encouraged to explore the Kid’s Zone featuring the Park & Play Mobile Recreation program and activities offered by community organizations.
5K Run/Walk Age Groups:
10U, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place age group winners, men, and women. Unique to this run is the “First Responders Team Cup”.
Donations will be collected for the Children of Fallen Heroes organization, where they provide support and immediate needs for surviving spouses and children of First Responders & Military fallen heroes.
Children of Fallen Heroes‘ mission is to provide support and immediate needs for children of First Responders and Military fallen heroes through partnerships and donations. Because of the community’s help, they help make a positive difference in their lives and the surviving spouses.
Participant T-Shirts not picked up by event time will be available for purchase at the registration tent the day of the event, following the race. $20 each
2022 Event Highlights
2022 race results can be found online:
5K Run Results
First Responders Team Cup 5K Results
Photos and videos from the 2022 event and race can be found on the Graham Recreation & Parks Facebook page (HERE). Feel free to share with friends and “Like” our page for updates on future programs and events!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can dogs attend?
A: Well-behaved, leashed dogs (short leash in hand) are welcome to attend. Please help keep your City clean by cleaning up after your pet.
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9/11 Commemorative 5K Event – 2022
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Brandy McCandless, Marketing Supervisor.
Need additional information?
General Information & Registration Questions
Participating as a Service Organization or Food Truck
Blood Drive Questions