America the Beautiful 5k

2016 America the Beautiful 5k photos slideshow + theme music

2016 America the Beautiful 5k Race Results

2016 America the Beautiful 5k Age-graded Race Results

Until the next running of America the Beautiful 5k, please register to run or walk the 1st Annual Police Memorial 5k Sunday, May 21, 2017 back at the inspiring MN State Capitol Memorials grounds.

NOTE: This special remembrance running event, The America the Beautiful 5k, was first conducted on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. After this year’s 15th Anniversary edition of the event it will not be reprised for five more years on Saturday, September 11, 2021, the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

16.9.7 AMERICATHEBEAUTIFULART2016Sunday, September 11, 2021

20th Anniversary Remembrance Road Race

9:11 AM Start

America the Beautiful 5k

Never Forgetting 9/11

Honoring All Who Serve to Protect Lives

Start/Finish near Peace Officers Memorial on State Capitol Grounds @ 12th & Cedar, St Paul, MN

Timed 5k @ USATF Certified Course ‘round the MN State Capitol District Amazing Memorials

May we always remember and honor heroes - heroes are always among US Dave Bray USA 9/11 Video

Donations to Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) may be included with race entry fee (entry fee pays for the event; 100% of designated donations will go to LEMA)

Any Day Donate Directly to The Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA)

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 Find below the words to “America the Beautiful” this event’s theme song sung by Ray Charles

Celebrating “America the Beautiful” every step of our way: Colorful commemorative America the Beautiful 5k shirt,  special Americana music & announcer, unique CC race photography post-race online slideshow with event theme music & free access to your photos to add to your photo records & Facebook, refreshments & cheers, and a pocket-size Declaration of Independence & US Constitution to carry throughout the year.


America the Beautiful 5k Event Highlights:

1. 15th Anniversary of 9/11 active remembrance of sacrifices of police, firefighters, military & civilians in defense of life, liberty & happiness

2. Never Forgetting 9/11 while celebrating the sentiments expressed in classic song America the Beautiful (See * below)

3. Exercising liberty 'cause the strong best defend life, liberty & happiness (See ** below)

4. Added funds raised to benefit Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association

5. Photos/slideshow

6. Music/announcer

7. Lively camaraderie

8. Commemorative shirts

9. New 9/11 memories

* The inspiring words from "America the Beautiful" will always be played at the Never Forgetting 9/11 America the Beautiful 5k:

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

** “Nations have passed away and left no traces. And history gives the naked cause of it; one single, simple reason in all case: They fell because their people were not fit.” - Rudyard Kipling

2011 America the Beautiful 5k Photos Slideshow with Theme Music

2011 Race Results