ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) — A dedicated collection of runners and cyclists will commemorate this week's anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks by traveling from Arlington to New York City on Monday.
Participants in the "9/11 Promise Run" are leaving the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington and are traveling over the next three days to Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Ground Zero in New York.
The goal of this event is to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks, first responders, military personnel, and the victims' family members.
Runners are heading to New York and cyclists are traveling to Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Both groups will arrive to their destinations Wednesday, the day of the anniversary.
One of the event’s organizers says a charity has been established and their plan is to produce scholarships from the funds raised at the 9/11 Promise Run this year.
The scholarships will go to the children and families of the first responders and veterans who lost their lives since September 11. For more information visit 911promiserun.com.
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