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Red Bandanna 5K on Oct. 19


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Oct. 3, 2013

The annual Welles Crowther Red Bandanna 5K will take place Oct. 19, as the Boston College community once again remembers one of its most heroic alumni.

Registration ends on Oct. 16 for the race, which starts at 9 a.m. in front of the Gasson Hall eagle.

Crowther, a 1999 graduate, is credited with saving the lives of over a dozen people during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. A volunteer firefighter, Crowther wore a red bandanna around his face in the midst of his rescue efforts, and became known as “the Man in the Red Bandanna” — the title of a documentary about his story produced by ESPN.

The Red Bandanna 5k is a major fundraiser for the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, a fund established by the family to benefit the good works of young men and women.

For more information on participating and sponsorship in the race, as well as links to the Crowther Charitable Trust and other websites about Welles Crowther, see /offices/service/welles5k.html.