The annual event supports the 9-11 memorial, a project that began with community fundraising efforts in 2011 when the fire department traveled to New York and "brought back a piece of history."
"The show of community support was unprecedented and it revealed a Brighton Michigan whose citizens are deeply committed to protecting a free and safe way of life for all of America," according to the Memorial Run's page. "It was Brighton's way of saying We Will Never Forget those that serve to protect the freedoms of the people in this country."
All the proceeds for the 5K will go towards finishing the 9/11 Memorial in front of Fire Station 31. Brighton was one of several locations that received pieces of the World Trade Center Tower, which now hangs in the memorial in front of the fire station.
The goal is to raise $20,000 to finish the 9-11 Memorial and "each registration, each donation and each matching bonus from PNC is vital to reaching the goal."
Details of the 9-11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk include: