UFC GYM, LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD PARTNER TO HOST RUN FOR THE MEMORIAL

Rosemead, CA –  Runners and walkers of all levels and ages are invited to be a part of the Run for the Memorial, a 5K/10K Run and 1-Mile Run/Walk event on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 8 a.m.  The run starts at UFC Gym, 8920 Glendon Way and concludes at Rosemead City Hall, 8838 E. Valley Boulevard.  The run will be followed by a September 11 Commemorative Ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

            UFC Gym, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the City of Rosemead are the main sponsors for the event.  All paid registrants will receive a 30-day pass to the UFC Gym and early registrants are guaranteed to receive an event T-shirt.

            Early registration (by September 2) for the 5K/10K is $25 and late registration (September 3 – 11) is $35.  Early registration for the 1-Mile Run/Walk is $15 (by September 2) and late registration (September 3-11) is $25.

            Proceeds from the event will be used to build a 10th Anniversary September 11 Memorial at Rosemead City Hall.  The steel sculpture will memorialize the Twin Towers and pay tribute to the innocent victims and the brave first responders.  The memorial will incorporate a steel beam from the World Trade Center. The steel beam will begin it’s journey from New York in August and is scheduled to arrive in Rosemead on September 11, 2010.  A flat bed truck carrying the steel beam will serve as the lead car for the Run for the Memorial.  At the close of the race, participants will be able to take photos with this important piece of history.

            For more information or to register for this event, visit the City website at www.cityofrosemead.org or call the Rosemead Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 569-2160.

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