Number of Participants: 1100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $9,295
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 26, 2013
61 Chelsea Piers #300 New York
New York 10011, United States
‘A Run Down Hero Highway’ took place on Sunday, November 24th. This was a patriotic and family-friendly 5k run/walk/stroll that pays tribute to local hero Sgt. James J. Regan, and helps raise money for the Lead The Way Fund. All net proceeds go to support the families of our US Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world.
Now in its sixth year, and back bigger and stronger after last year’s cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy, this event brings together people of all ages for a spirited run/walk/stroll along the Hudson River. Starting at Pier 46, entrants complete a 5K roundtrip along the West Side Highway, past Ground Zero and in constant view of Lady Liberty. The festivities continue with a post-race celebratory brunch at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
This year, in conjunction with The American Fallen Soldiers Project, we will present original portraits to the families of beloved fallen Rangers SGT Andrew Nicol and SPC Bradley D. Rappuhn. In addition, continuing with our tradition of supporting other home-town heroes in the NYPD and FDNY, we will also be presenting a portrait to the family of NYPD 9/11 First Responder, Bomb Squad Detective Claude “Danny” Richards.
Attendees reveled in a day filled with moving tributes, amazing camaraderie and great food & drink.