ROTC to host Run to Remember Sept. 11

September 5, 2018 | Events, News, UToday, Alumni
By Marla Gootee



The University of Toledo’s Army ROTC Program will host the Run to Remember, a 5K run and walk on Main Campus, Tuesday, Sept. 11.

“The goal of this event is to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day and have people show their support and donate to a good cause,” said Master Sgt. Johnnie Fields, UT senior military instructor and commandant of cadets.

Although the event is free, a $5 donation is recommended from participants. Funds raised will go to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

“It’s important to come together to remember,” Fields said. “Bringing together the UT and Toledo communities makes us all stronger.”

The race will take place on the UT track by the Health Education Center. Free parking will be available in lots 1S, 5 and 6.

To register for the race, visit utmemorial5k.myevent.com or stop by the event table Sept. 11.

Registration and T-shirt pickup will begin at 6:30 a.m. The opening ceremony will start at 7 a.m., with the race and walk at 7:15 a.m.

A moment of silence with chimes from University Hall’s bell tower will occur at 8:46 a.m., the time when the attacks began in 2001.

In addition, there will be a closing ceremony.

“We are planning to make this an annual event,” Fields said. “It’s important that we never forget.”

For more information, contact Fields at johnnie.fields@utoledo.edu or 620.757.5238.