2021 Nationwide Run/Walk

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, we will come together virtually to remember the loved ones, colleagues and friends killed nearly 20 years ago, and to honor the courageous first responders who ran toward danger to save others.

An array of hand-crafted Stars of Hope decorate a fence near the 9/11 Memorial plaza.  The stars bear messages such "Peace," "Keep the Faith," and "Love Wins."
Photo by Jin S. Lee

We hope you will join thousands of dedicated and community-minded people for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide Run/Walk, presented by RXR, on Sunday, April 25, 2021. This will be a new experience that engages people across the country to participate with the goal of collectively achieving a total of 20,000 miles run or walked. As we prepare to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, you can help ensure that the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will continue to fulfill its mission with an unwavering sense of purpose and that, together, we can live up to our collective promise never to forget.

An American flag and a rad bandanna adorn a name on the bronze parapets of the 9/11 Memorial.
Photo by Monika Graff,

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum Nationwide Run/Walk commemorates the 2,977 people killed on 9/11 and honors the spirit and resilience of New York City. Traditionally, the course follows what came to be known as the “Hero Highway,” where crowds would gather to cheer the thousands of rescue and recovery workers making their way to Ground Zero in the days and weeks following the attacks.

Once again, our city and our nation continue to face unthinkable hardship and loss. Remembering the collective resilience and unity following the 9/11 attacks, there is reason to hope. While we honor the rescue and recovery workers who persevered at Ground Zero and enabled our city to rebuild and renew, we will also celebrate the brave individuals who have demonstrated courage and fortitude during the global pandemic—a new wave of first responders.

Health and safety remain our top priority, but it’s never been more important to stay connected. More details about our Nationwide Run/Walk and how you can show your support will be available in early February when registration opens.

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