Kronenwetter FD to host ‘Run for the Fallen’
The Village of Kronenwetter Fire Department hosts the third annual, “Run for the Fallen” 9/11 memorial fundraiser, Saturday, Sept. 9, at Towering Pines Park in the Village of Kronenwetter. Fire personnel, members of law enforcement and the public are invited to register for the 5k run/walk, 10k run/walk or 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge in honor of the fallen first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11, 2001.
All participants will receive a free dri-fit event tee, raffle ticket, course map, registration bag and more with registration. In addition, each athlete will receive a photo ID badge of a member of the New York City Fire Department, Port Authority Police Department or New York City Police Department, who gave their lives at the World Trade Center. Participants are asked to wear these badges on race day as tribute to the fallen.
Run for the Fallen also offers participants, spectators and sponsors the opportunity to participate in the 8:46 a.m. Opening Memorial Ceremony. This ceremony will include the Wausau Fire Department Honor Guard, a moment of silence, Prayer for the Fallen, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation representatives, the National Anthem and a live bagpipe tribute.
Fire personnel participating in the 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge are encouraged to wear full gear and carry equipment as they run or walk the one-mile course. Participants in the 5k and 10k events are encouraged to wear red, white and blue as a tribute to all those who lost their lives 16 years ago.
More information on Run for the Fallen can be found online at RunForTheFallenWI.com or the Facebook event page: Run For The Fallen 2017.