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Amherst firefighters and police officers to take part in 5K 'Station to Station' run to honor victims of 9/11

The race begins Saturday morning at the Amherst Fire Department and will pass the Amherst Police Station en route back to the fire station.

AMHERST, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is part of our 'Remembering 9/11' series

On Saturday, Amherst first responders will come together to hold a 5K in memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and in the 20 years that followed.

The Amherst Station to Station 5K Run/Walk will begin with an 8:30 a.m. memorial service, followed by the start at 8:46 a.m.

The course begins at the Amherst Fire Department and passes the Amherst Police Station en route. The finish line marker will be back at the Amherst Fire Department, where refreshments and snacks will be served.

The registration fee is $30 and includes a short sleeve shirt, finishers medal, and refreshments.

The 5K encourages current or former first responders to walk or run in their uniforms on Saturday.

The money raised from the race will benefit the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, Lorain County Blue Association, and local burn units.

Packet pick-up is at the Amherst Fire Department on Sept. 10 from 4-8 p.m. and on Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m.

To Find out more information or register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Amherst/AmherstStationtoStationRun.

There is also a Facebook event page with details for Saturday's 5K.

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