SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – More than a thousand runners remembered the victims of 9-11 Sunday morning in downtown Sacramento.

The 3rd Annual Run To Remember started at 9:11 a.m., with runners winding their way from the Capitol through downtown, into West Sacramento, then crossing the finish line at Capitol Mall.

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Participants then placed a flag in the 9-11 memorial, with each flag representing a person who died that day.

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“You’re participating in something that honors those people and remembers them. So it’s a way to kind of soften the blow, but let’s not forget them,” said Metro Fire Cpt. Michelle Eidam.

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The money goes to a number of organizations that benefit law enforcement, firefighters and their families.