This year, the charitable race supported the Patrolmen Benevolent Association’s Widows and Children’s Fund and paid homage to recently deceased Senator John McCain
Lt. Clesse Memorial 5K Run Honors 9/11 Victims, McCain
(l-r) Pastor Jay Gooding; Joseph Thompson, 49th Precinct Community Council president; deputy inspector Thomas Alps, 49th Precinct commanding officer; Joe Ramos, former NYC Correction Department commissioner and Joseph Kelleher, Bronx Chamber of Commerce chairman welcomed everyone to the event.
Community and law enforcement members honored the memories of 9/11 victims, a late 49th Precinct lieutenant and a slain 46th Precinct police officer at the 17th annual Lieutenant Thomas Clesse Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 8 in Pelham Parkway. Participants, young and old, ran in the race which began on Eastchester Road continuing on Pelham Parkway to White Plains Road and returned to Pelham Parkway. The yearly tradition was started in 2001 after the terrorist attacks to honor the victims and pay tribute to Clesse who passed away from cancer in 2000. This year, the charitable race supported the Patrolmen Benevolent Association’s Widows and Children’s Fund and paid homage to recently deceased Senator John McCain.
A participant jogged and strolled their way toward the finish line.
Police officers helped answer runners and walkers’ questions before the event.
Runners from all walks of life were excited to run for a worthy cause.
This year’s many participants were eager to begin their trek through Pelham Parkway.
Joe Thompson helped secure the banner to the precinct house’s 9/11 memorial.
Medals and trophies were presented to some of this year’s top place finishers.
Posted 12:00 am, September 21, 2018