Lexington Fire Department Holds 5th Annual 'Run To Remember'

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 10/08/2012 7:29 pm
The Lexington fire department held an annual race to honor fallen 9/11 comrades Monday evening.

The fifth annual 'Race To Remember' was held downtown for the first time, with proceeds for the event going to The Kentucky Children's Hospital.

Runners travel a total of 4.03 miles to signify 403 lives lost (343 firefighters, 60 servicemen) during the September 11th attacks.

Captain Rob King said that, since the race began five years ago, $20,000 has been donated to the hospital. 

Firefighters say they also get medals at the end of the race, and give them to sick kids at the children's hospital.

King says that he hopes the movement of the race to a downtown location will get more people to participate in the future.
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