SAN DIEGO (CNS) - About 1,000 runners are expected at Mission Trails Regional Park Sunday for a 5K run in the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 attacks and the soldiers who have died since.
The Travis Manion Foundation will host the 9/11 Heroes Run event, which anticipates about 50,000 participants nationwide -- running, volunteering or cheering, according to foundation spokeswoman Lindsay Finnegan. The foundation was created in 2007 after the death of Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Fallujah, Iraq.
The San Diego race was organized by Amy Looney, whose husband was killed in Afghanistan last year.
"The world has learned Americans are stronger and more resilient than our enemies expected," Looney said. "You can knock us down, but we're going to get right up again stronger than ever, with a passion for doing the right thing."
This year, runners are being urged to cross the finish line holding hands. People are also being asked to bring photographs of their own "fallen heroes" to run with as well.
San Diego looked like a top team in Sunday's doubleheader opener, and Philadelphia resembled the out-of-contention club.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.