5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 20, 2018


Philadelphia, PA


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5K Run

$20 $35 Register

Fun Run/Walk

$5 $5 Register


$100 $100 Register

Sponsor-Water Station

$750 $750 Register

Sponsor- Finish Line

$1 $1 Register

About This Activity

This event was first organized in 1975 to honor the memory of eight Philadelphia Firefighters who lost their lives battling the Gulf Oil Refinery fire on August 17, 1975. The Memorial Run has continued annually in order to remember all other Philadelphia Firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

This year marks the 44th Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Fire (Aug 17, 1975). We are also remembering the following:

40th Anniversary of FF Edward Smedley (April 9, 1977)

35th Anniversary of FF Kenneth M. Gallagher (Aug 14, 1982) and FF Stanley Brown (Aug 16, 1982)

20th Anniversary of LT Terry McElveen and FF James Hynes (Oct 27, 1997)

5th Anniversary of LT Robert Neary and FF Dan Sweeney (Apr 9, 2012)

WHAT: 5K run, 1 mile fun run

WHEN: Saturday October 20, 2018 (rain or shine), 11am

WHERE: Pennypack Park – Pine Rd

WHY: Proceeds to benefit the local burn lefts in the Philadelphia Area

HOW MUCH: $20 before 9/30/18, $35 after 10/1/18. $5 for 1 mile fun run

MORE INFO: contact FF Alfred Concha, E25/B; memorialrun@iaff22.org

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