Yesterday, we welcomed nearly 3,000 walkers and runners for the annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K, presented by RXR. It was a special event made even more meaningful by the fact that it took place in person for the first time since 2019.
Before setting out on the route that followed the very path rescue and recovery workers took as they made their way to Ground Zero more than 20 years ago, participants acknowledged several of those heroes. Tribute was paid to Joe Agron (NYPD); Sonia Agron (American Red Cross); Lt. Bill Keegan (PAPD); Chris Pillai (Ironworkers NYC Local 40); and Bill Spade (FDNY), introduced by his son John.
First and second to cross the finish line were runners from Austria and Colombia respectively, underscoring the global impact of 9/11 and how the events of that horrific day touched us all, near and far. We are so thankful to all who ran, walked, fundraised, and volunteered. Your efforts help ensure the Memorial & Museum remains a sacred place of remembrance, reflection, and learning.
“This was our first time running the 5K — and my children’s first race altogether. We came to honor my dad, Alan Feinberg, and to remember his bravery and that of all the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice," said Tara Feinberg Edgette, pictured above, center. "It was an unforgettable day running alongside survivors, family members, and individuals who continue to 'never forget.' We are looking forward to participating in this race for years to come and can’t wait for the 2023 5K!”