CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – The 6th Annual Freedom Run 9.11 Miles was once again hosted by the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Saturday.
More than 250 runners joined the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office at Dismal Swamp Canal Trail in three different runs that included a 9.11-mile run, a 5k run, and a children’s run.
Chesapeake Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan started this event in memory of those who lost their lives in the events of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Charities Inc, which offer aid to the elderly. Another portion benefits Fisher House, which provides a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at a major military or any Virginia medical center.