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Firefighters’ Memorial 5K Run

October 05, 2019 # 45

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 45th Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Fire (Aug 17, 1975). We are also remembering the following:

35th Anniversary of FF Joseph Konrad (E25; June 13, 1984)

25th Anniversary of FF John Redmond (L11) and FF Vincent Acey (R1) (Jan 28, 1994)

20th Anniversary of FF Eric Casiano (E2; May 3, 1999) and FF Joe Devine (E28; July 29, 1999)

15th Anniversary of LT Derek Harvey (SQ72; Jan 15, 2004), FF Tracy Champion (E54; Jan 28, 2004) and CPT John Taylor and FF Rey Rubio (E28; Aug 21, 2004)

10th Anniversary of LT Stephen Cospelich (L8; May 20, 2009)

5th Anniversary of FF Joyce Craig (E64; Dec 9, 2014)

WHAT: 5K run, 1 mile fun run

WHEN: Saturday October 5, 2019 (rain or shine), 11am

WHERE: Pennypack Park – Pine Rd

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

HOW MUCH: $20 before 9/15/19, $35 after 9/16/19. $5 for 1 mile fun run

MORE INFO: contact FF Alfred Concha, E25/B; [email protected]

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



5K Run

October 05, 2019 (Saturday) - 11:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo

Fun Run/Walk

October 05, 2019 (Saturday) - 11:05
1 miles
Road Solo