As Baseball Begins, Mets Slugger Pete Alonso Says: Register Today for 9/11 Run/Walk

A man in winter running gear pumps his fist into the air as he approaches the finish line at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's 5k Run/Walk.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

As the New York Mets get set for Opening Day, the team's slugging first basemen Pete Alonso made an appeal for another beloved springtime tradition: it's also time to register for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide 5K Run/Walk.

Since the 2021 run/walk is a virtual one, people across the country can participate in the special New York City tradition. 

Pete Alonso 5k video

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"In the aftermath of 9/11, New Yorkers came together and the New York Mets were proud to help the city and nation heal," Alonso said. "Now as we prepare to mark 20 years since the attacks, we will recapture that spirit and unite once again for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide Run/Walk... Join us and thousands of others from across the country as we run and walk a combined 20,000 miles and raise essential funds for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum." 

The annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and registration is now open.

Although we will not be able to join together in person, this year the event will be open to participants nationwide, with the goal of running or walking a total of 20,000 miles. Like every year, this event will provide a wonderful opportunity to join together to remember loved ones killed on 9/11, to honor the service of first responders and frontline workers, to recapture a sense of unity and hope, or to connect with colleagues, family, and friends.

This year, participation is 100 percent free. Following the financial impact of our six-month closure in 2020 and limited reopening, all raised and donated funds will help to ensure that the 9/11 Memorial & Museum can continue to fulfill its critical mission and provide a sacred place of remembrance and reflection as we prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. 

Help us complete our challenge to run or walk 20,000 miles by registering today. Once you do, please join our Strava Club, take a photo in our Major League Baseball virtual booth, join the Run/Walk Facebook group, and help spread the word: invite your friends and family.  

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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