9/11 Commemorative 5K Event
Save the Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Thanks to everyone that participated and supported this event, we have been able to raise over $4,000 for the Children of Fallen Heroes! The funds donated to this nonprofit will directly benefit spouses and children of fallen first responders.
Photos and videos from the 2021 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!
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Event Times: 8:00am – 2:00pm (see schedule below)
For All Ages
Registration: FREE! First 100 participants to register by the first deadline (August 29 at 11:59pm) will receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts are limited to the first 100 5K participants only. Final deadline to register is September 9 at 11:59pm. Register Online
Donations: Donations collected for the Children of Fallen Heroes organization
Location: City of Graham – City Hall Campus • 201 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253
The City of Graham presents the first annual 9/11 Commemorative 5K Run/Walk Event on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The 5K route will start at the Graham Police Department and loop around the block to include Maple Street, McAden Street, Main Street, and Pine Street and continue to the finish line. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place age group winners. Unique to this run is the “First Responders Team Cup”.
In addition to the 5K, the event will feature a Fun Run, food trucks, community organization booths, a Kid’s Zone, blood drive, and music provided by the band South of Southern. This is a community event and open to all to participate!
For participants looking to participate in the 5K, but wanting a shorter distance, we invite you to register for the Fun Run. This run will take place after the 5K and will loop twice around the route. 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 – 6 laps
Fun Run – 2 laps
First Responders Team Cup (Team Registration)
5K Run/Walk Age Groups:
10U, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
2021 race results can be found online thanks to Gate City Timing: HERE
Schedule for the Event:
Honor Guard: 8:30am
Race Start: 9:30am
Food Trucks: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Band: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lawn chairs are permitted. Carpooling is recommended. This event is rain or shine.
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.
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.
Become associated with community events that attract people from across Alamance County each year! There are partnership opportunities ranging from athletics to fitness & health programs to large special events. Check out the many opportunities to highlight your business through logos on promotional materials, with booth displays at events, banners at the ball fields providing onsite advertising, and through social media (based on level of sponsorship).
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