Sunday: Footrace for the Fallen, Fire Parade and Muster

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Footrace for the Fallen 2013.
Footrace for the Fallen 2013.

Two great events highlighting the men and women who work hard for you as members of the city’s police and fire departments.

The 8th Annual Manchester Police Footrace for the Fallen and annual Fire Prevention Week Kick-off Parade will both take place Oct. 5.

The 8th Annual Footrace for the Fallen prides itself in being a flat and fast course, making it attractive to runners of all levels. Organizers will begin registering participants at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 at Gill Stadium, located across the street from Manchester Police Headquarters.

Runners will line up at 9:45 a.m. with the race starting promptly at 10 a.m., on Valley Street in front of MPD.

The race ends inside Gill Stadium and the festivities begin for all as soon as the first runner crosses the finish line.

The race began in 2007 to honor Manchester Police officers who have died in the line of duty.  Sergeant Henry McAllister, Inspector William Moher, Officer Ralph Miller, and Officer Michael Briggs have all paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the City of Manchester.  The Footrace for the Fallen honors these brave men and all officers who have been killed in the line of duty.  Proceeds from the race benefit the Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL), a non-profit organization that provides after school and summer athletic and recreational activities to area youth.

Screen shot 2014-10-04 at 9.44.25 PMAt noon, head over to Elm Street for this year’s Fire Prevention Week Kick-off Parade, showcasing various trucks from the city’s fleet of fire apparatus. The parade will be followed by muster demonstrations at 1 p.m. at the Merrimack Street Fire Station.

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