Boston's Run To Remember Race Honors Legacy Of Fallen First Responders

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio 1030) — Paying tribute to fallen first responders, the 2023 Boston ‘Run to Remember’ was held on Sunday.

Some 6,200 runners ran a half marathon or a 5-mile race starting and ending at the World Trade Center on Seaport Boulevard in the Seaport District.

Net proceeds from the race benefit local youth and community programs supported by first responders. The race also raises funds for several local charities including Mass Fallen Heroes and the Boston Police Runners Club.

Before the race started, racers shared memories of their family member or friend who devoted their lives to serving our country and community as military veterans and first responders.

Beth from Amesbury said running the race helps bring her closer to her first responder brother. “When I run this race, I do it with my brother … he’s still out there somewhere,” she said. “It’s great to be out here on Memorial Day weekend supporting first responders.”  

Jane from Newton was racing to honor her father. “I feel honored to be here,” she said. “My father was a World War 2 marine who fought on Iwo Jima. This race honors my father’s memory and all our heroes who are part of an amazing group giving us the freedom to run a 5-mile race in Boston… freedom we can never take for granted.”

WBZ’s Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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