Patriot Day 5K/1 mile walk in the park and 9/11 ceremony

Public invited to never forget at 20th year anniversary event



“Never Forget” was the promise we made 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.

The public is invited to a 9/11 commemorative ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park. The 9/11 ceremony is held in conjunction with the Patriot Day 5K/1 mile walk in the Park.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4853 and JROTC will hold a flag and wreath laying ceremony. The 3,000 lost during the deadliest attack on U.S. soil will be remembered and honored. We will also honor our local first responders who daily protect and serve us. All Atascosa County law enforcement officers fire fighters have been invited to attend and representatives from each will be in attendance.

Following the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. will be the 5K/1 mile walk, then awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Patriot Day 5K is a family, first responder, vet and pet-friendly event sponsored by the City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Express, Security State Bank, Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair, Price Chevrolet, Hurley Funeral Home, P-C Air & Refrigeration, RB Printing and Country Girl Designs & More.

Sign up today for this evening’s run/walk called Patriot Day 5K in the beautiful Pleasanton River Park. Register here: solerssports. 5k/race-information. Go to the Pleasanton Express Facebook page or the Patriot Day 5K in the Park Facebook page to register. You may also register the day of the event. The event registration will begin at 3 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park. All pre-registered 5K participants receive a T-shirt and finisher medal.

Each of the following categories will have 1st, 2nd & 3rd medals for both male and female. Age categories are 13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30- 34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, Grand Masters 70+. Plaques are awarded for overall male & overall female winners.

Event Timeline:

 3 p.m. – Race Day Registration Opens

 5 p.m. – Opening Ceremony

 6:30 p.m.- Run/Walk

 7:30 p.m. Awards and Recognition

This is a timed 5K.


5K Run/Walk (includes shirt) – $35 (First Responders receive 10% off)

On 9/11, at packet pick up on race day – $45

Kids under 12 free with registered runner relative

All proceeds go to JROTC and local law enforcement.

Come to remember the fallen heroes. Come to honor our 1st responders who daily protect and serve. Stay to play and party in the park after the race/walk. Sausage on a stick, adult beverages and DJ after the race for those who register for the race. Finishing medals for all entries. T-shirts for pre-registrants!

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