9/11 Heroes Run inspires!
The 9/11 Heroes Run Charleston, which was postponed from its original date due to Hurricane Dorian, took off on Sunday, Nov. 17, on Daniel Island. The 5K unites communities with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11, 2001, and all those who have served our country — veteran, first responder, civilian, and military.
The local race had 1,340 pre-registered runners, shattering the previous record of 1,052 from last year.
Opening ceremonies included a presentation of flags, bagpipe performances, the National Anthem, and a helicopter flyover. Participants also heard speeches by three special guests of honor — Ngoi Onquka, sister of fallen Florence Police Department Sgt. Terrence Carraway; Florence County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arie Davis, who was shot in the line of duty in 2018; and Zechariah Cartledge, founder of the nonprofit organization Running 4 Heroes.