9/11 Heroes Run event is organized every year in Charleston on 9/11 to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago.
This year, the event recorded the record high attendance since the event is organized.
According to the organizers, more than 1,400 participants and 400 volunteers turned out for the Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run Saturday.
What is even more interesting, there was a record high number of kids who attended the event. The organizers added that some of the attendees came to the event wearing full firefighter equipment.
There were also some furry friends who made the 3.1 mile journey through Daniel Island.
This has been the 10th anniversary of the event and the hosts hopes the event will continue in the future. The event is organized to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but to also honor those protecting and serving four our country.
“[We want to} unite the community together to thank our men and women in uniform: our police, our firefighters, our military,” Theresa Faircloth, the race director, said.
“[We want to] show them that community support that they need. It’s just a great event to be a part of, very patriotic, very family friendly. It was a record breaking year for us, which, of course, is awesome. The main thing we wanted to experience today, I think we accomplished.”
Organizers told us half of the proceeds from the Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run go to the Travis Manion Foundation, a non-profit that helps veterans and families of fallen heroes.
This year’s event also benefits the Summerville Police Department.