Race Commemorates Victims of Terrorism

by Press Release | Sep 30, 2008
Race Commemorates Victims of Terrorism Sign-up now for the 36th Annual Long Beach Island Commemorative 18-Mile Run scheduled for Sunday, October 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Holgate, the southernmost point of LBI. Participants will run north on Long Beach Blvd. for 18 miles and finish at Barnegat Light State Park.

The event is sponsored by St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township, NJ.

Since 1973, the 18-Mile Run has been held in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes who were slain at the Munich Olympics on September 5, 1973. “The murders of those innocent athletes were the most horrific acts of terrorism the world had ever seen at that time,” said PR Coordinator Juli Rosengarth.

Due to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the race will also continue to be dedicated to those who lost their lives in America on that terrible day. The race committee has decided to continue commemorating both events. Mile markers, bearing the names of the victims of both tragedies, will be posted along the race course, in memoriam.

Buses will be provided for registered runners, and will begin leaving for the starting line at 8 a.m. Buses will continue to run from the finish line to the Community Center until the finish line closes at 2 p.m. All runners are invited to a recognition luncheon at the Center immediately following the race.

Applications are available at St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ, 08008, and can be downloaded by visiting www.stfranciscenterlbi.com.

For more information on the special activities planned for the 18-Mile Run weekend, and other year-round events and programs at St. Francis Community Center, please call (609) 494-8861, or visit the above-mentioned web site.

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