Run to Remember: The Road Race that Honors First Responders Killed in the Line of Duty Set to Kick Off Sunday, May 27, 2018

Boston’s 14th Annual Run to Remember Road Race Honoring First Responders Killed in the Line of Duty Set to Kick Off This Sunday: The Boston Police Runner’s Club is gearing up for the 14th Annual Run to Remember Road Race taking place this Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston’s Seaport. The Run to Remember, one of the region’s biggest and most popular half marathons, which runs through historic downtown Boston is the brainchild of Cecil Jones, a Boston Police sergeant, who created the race in 2004 with a primary goal to honor and remember the service and sacrifice of first responders, be it police, fire or EMS personnel, killed in the line of duty while protecting and serving citizens in communities all across the country. This Sunday, those who run honor the memory of police officers like Yarmouth K-9 Police Officer Sean Gannon who was killed in the line of duty on April 12, 2018. Said race creator Cecil Jones, “Clearly, this year’s race has special significance given Sean’s tragic passing. As the name of the race suggests, the Run to Remember is all about honoring and remembering officers like Sean Gannon who are killed in the line duty while protecting and serving others. As we all know, first responders don’t get the credit, respect or recognition they deserve given the sacrifices they’re willing to make in order to protect and serve others. This race gives us a chance to turn a much-deserved spotlight on everyday heroes like police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel.”