On Sunday, Sept. 11, Alfred State capped three days of observances commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9-11 with a two-mile road race/walk to honor and celebrate the American heroes of 9-11. Sixty race entrants and many more supporters gathered at the Orvis Activities Center to start the race that included a challenging course framed around the College’s loop road.
College President Dr. John M. Anderson officially started the race, addressing the racers with short comments reflecting the purpose for the remembrance run and asking the crowd to join in a moment of silence prior to starting the race.
After the race, prizes were awarded for several categories. The overall race winners were Alfred State College students Alex Farrell (men’s overall) and Maura Tuffy (women’s overall). The wonderful mix of faculty, staff, students, and community members created a spirit of celebration and honor for the tenth anniversary of 9-11.