Welcome to the 9th annual Flight 3407 Memorial 5K Race. This year’s race will be held on October 7th, 2017 (Saturday) and will take place at Clarence Town Place Park in Clarence Center, NY. This USATF sanctioned 5K run will start at 9:30am. Immediately following the race, post race activities will be held in the park.

This event also continues to be an opportunity for those affected to give back to the community by supporting local (and locally affiliated) charities.  As such, proceeds from this years race will benefit 1) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – WNY Chapter, 2) The Clarence Public Library, and 3) Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras, all via the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation (EHSR).

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community

The Clarence Public Library opened September 10, 2001, and is one of the largest community libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System. EHSR is a supporter of the new “Children’s Reading Garden” that is under design and construction along the external western wall of the building. Our Rotary Club is advocate of children’s programming and the Garden will be a welcome addition to the library and its resources. The Clarence Library is well known for the variety of Summer events and programs for children and their families. Situated in a park-like setting, the library affords many new opportunities to its community and is a state of the art library for both adults and children.

Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras is a non-government organization in San Pedro Sula, Honduras dedicated to rescuing Honduran girls from situations of risk. Our Little Roses is committed to providing a safe, secure, and loving environment of unity, respect, and dignity, empowering and transforming girls into successful women with moral and spiritual values.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation (EHSR) is part of Rotary International. The club initiates local and global service projects to promote world understanding and peace and improve the life conditions for people of all ages and cultures.

The families of those lost would like to thank the community for all of the support and contributions over the years that continue to make this event possible. All of you have been responsible for an enormous amount of success in the past. Your continued love and support has started a tradition that will continue to grow every year.