9/11 Garden of Reflection 5k and Virtual Challenge

Events Details


The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial was created to remember and honor all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001. It is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of historic Bucks County farmland in Lower Makefield Township. It is the Official Pennsylvania Memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The 5k Run/Walk, now in it’s 15th year, raises money for the endowment to preserve the memorial for future generations. Thanks to our generous sponsors and participants, this race has raised over $175,000 toward this effort.

This year the 5k Run/Walk will be held on Sunday morning, September 16, 2018. It will start and end near the Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial. And like other years, all participants will receive a custom designed, 2018 race-shirt.

Again in 2018 is the 9-11 Garden of Reflection Virtual Challenge. If you can't make it to the run, or are looking for an additional challenge, then check this out. From Friday, September 14 – Monday, September 17, 2018, take up the challenge and run or walk 1 mile, 5K, 5 miles, or as many miles as you can. This is something that can be done by:

Anyone – Anywhere – Any time – Any distance – Any pace – Any # of days.

You participate as it works best for you - so just about anyone 

can do it!  And all participants in the Virtual Challenge will receive an exclusive, 3", limited edition, custom designed, medal & ribbon - you will want to add this to your collection!

For more information about participating in the 5k Run/Walk, the Virtual Challenge, or to participate in both the 5k Run/Walk AND Virtual Challenge, explore the website for all the details and to register.

Note: Online registration ends Friday, September 14th at midnight. Register now to avoid the $5.00 on-site, late registration fee.

Thank you for your support of the Official Pennsylvania 9-11 Garden of Reflection Memorial!

Contest Information




5k Run/Walk

  • All participants in the 5K receive the custom designed, 2018, 9-11 Memorial race-shirt. These exclusive shirts are unique each year and are collected and worn proudly by race participants.
  • In addition, running medals are awarded to the:
    • Top 3 Male / Female Overall Winners
    • Top 3 male/female in each age group: 14 & under | 15-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70 & above


Virtual Challenge

  • All participants receive the exclusive, limited edition, 3" custom designed, 9-11 Memorial medal & ribbon. You will definitely want to collect this unique medal. 
  • In addition, prizes will be awarded by random drawings from all virtual challenge participants