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9/11 Promise Run Comes Through Area



Coutesy (c) Roger Barone –Photos From Philly Runners pass through South Philadelphia at 11:50 AM

by Alex Lloyd Gross

Sept.10, 2021

The 9/11 Promise Run went through the Delaware Valley today, September 10, 2021.  They were spotted running up South Broad Street, near the stadium area.  They went to  the local firehouse,  at Engine 1, located at Bainbridge Street to rest and get a bite to eat.  This group started at the Pentagon and will culminate in Lower Manhattan on September 11.

The runners are not doing it for fun. They are doing it to raise at least $1000,00 for charity, to benefit the victims from 9/11. Each runner is sponsored or agrees to put up $1000,00 with a combined goal of $100,000 raised.  The run lasts for two days.

 

 

 

 

It’s no easy feat. Most runners stay in vans, and switch off with people that are running, so they can rest. No one is expected to run the entire 280 miles.  Locally, they will stay overnight near Trenton New Jersey and venture out about 5:00 AM.  They will run in most kinds of weather.  In this region, they should be in New York by early Saturday.  To to that, they will run through Levittown by way of Tyburn Road, Woolston Drive, and go over the Calhoun Street Bridge, after being on Route 1.

 

Carl Pierce, Photo-Special To Delaware Valley News.com Some of the runners stop at the Edgley Firehouse to see the 9/11 Memorial.

 

They carry flags with them that are passed to the next runner, with the names of those killed inscribed on them. A bit before 5:30 PM, the group passed the Edgley Fire House  and posed for a photo at the 9-11 Memorial. They promised to make this a stop next year to give it the attention is deserves and to tour the firehouse.

 


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
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