Four years on, a memorial 5K: The Run for the Nine (update: post-event video)

Image by Flickr user Ryan Stone

Update June 12: The memorial 5K was held on Saturday with nearly double the expected turnout.

ABC News 4 was on scene and has a solid video report of the feelings and scenes of the fundraiser run; check it out here.

And don't forget that the public memorial service of the fourth anniversary of the tragedy will be held Saturday, June 18th. Details on that here.

— Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting: Run for the Nine - Memorial 5K will take place on Saturday, June 11th, at the Joe Riley Stadium (360 Fishburne St.) and is to honor the memory of the nine fallen firefighters who passes away during the Sofa Super Store Fire on June 18th, 2007.

The run's right around the corner, but the registration deadline has been extended--now you can register until Friday, June 10th. Individuals can register for $25; teams can do so for $125.

Gates open at 7 a.m., and the run begins at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the Run for the Nine event will go towards the Charleston Nine Memorial Project.

Visit this website to register for the run. For more information, follow Run for the Nine on Facebook or email

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