43rd Annual Firefighters Memorial 5K Run...

  • Running : 5K Run :
  • Running : Fun Run/Walk :

Race Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

REGISTRATION WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/...

Address: Pennypack Park

City: Philadelphia

State/Terr: Pennsylvania

Zip: 19111

Country: USA


This event was first organized in 1975 to honor the memory of eight Philadelphia Firefighters who lost their lives battling the Gulf Oil Refinery fire on August 17, 1975. The Memorial Run has continued annually in order to remember all other Philadelphia Firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

This year marks the 43rd Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Fire (Aug 17, 1975). We are also remembering the following:

40th Anniversary of FF Edward Smedley (April 9, 1977)

35th Anniversary of FF Kenneth M. Gallagher (Aug 14, 1982) and FF Stanley Brown (Aug 16, 1982)

20th Anniversary of FF James Hynes and FF Terry McElveen (Oct 27, 1997)

5th Anniversary of LT Robert Neary and FF Dan Sweeney (Apr 9, 2012)

WHAT: 5K run, 1 mile fun run

WHEN: Saturday October 21, 2017 (rain or shine), 11am

WHERE: Pennypack Park – Pine Rd

WHY: Proceeds to benefit the local burn centers in the Philadelphia Area

HOW MUCH: $20 before 9/30/17, $35 after 10/1/17. $5 for 1 mile fun run

MORE INFO: contact FF Alfred Concha, E25/B; [email protected]

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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