The Fallen Firefighters 5k is a race to benefit the Wilmington Firefighters’ Memorial. The memorial was constructed to honor 7 of Wilmington’s bravest who lost their lives in the line of duty and the 343 NYC firefighters who perished during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This memorial will serve as a place of reflection and respect to all firefighters that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The centerpiece of the memorial is a steel artifact recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City. Surrounding this somber piece of American History are garden spots, restful benches, and shade trees. The walkway through the garden is constructed of pavers etched with personalized messages and the names of loved ones being honored or memorialized.
Please join with us in honoring the brave heroes. There are several ways to show your thanks and support, or to remember a loved one. Please visit the page to find out how you can make a contribution to this important endeavor.
For more information please call or e-mail.
Wilmington Firefighters Foundation:
801 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Course: The race is an out and back 5k that starts and ends next to the memorial at Fire Station #2. The Cross City Trail will be utilized during this event. It is a very flat course with only one major road crossing (Wrightsville Ave.). This is an uncertified course with a mass start. Water will be avialable on the course. Parking will be available across the street from the fire station.
Timing: Unofficial timing.
Awards: Top three male and female will recieve a very uniuque award. A special award will be given to the first firefighter to finish.
Event schedule and times:
Packet pick up will be held at Trysports in the Mayfaire Town Center on Friday, November 15th from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Race day packet pick up will also be available.
Race day registration will be available for $35 at 7:00 a.m to 7:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:00 a.m.