The Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run
Before leaving for his final deployment, Travis visited Rescue Team 1 in New York City and returned home passionate about why he was fighting in Iraq and committed to ensuring no one ever forgets the service of so many men and women who protect us every day.
Every September 11th we bring together communities across the nation to remember, honor, and support our men and women in the armed forces and first responder communities who protect and serve our country every day.
In 2010, more than 10,000 runners and supporters in six different cities laced up running shoes to ensure we never forget the sacrifices of so many on and since 9/11/01.
On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 we continue to demonstrate the strength of our spirit. This year, with your support, we estimate that we'll have close to 50 9/11 Heroes Run's in different communities throughout the country with approximately 25,000 runners and upwards of 100,000 total participants.
The Travis Manion Foundation's philosophy is to honor the fallen by challenging the living. The 9/11 Heroes Run exemplifies this philosophy. It is an event that allows anyone to set a reasonable goal and demonstrate their commitment to honoring the sacrifices of our heroes through a physical endeavor - symbolic in nature, but powerful when multiplied individually and by community.
Your registration fee supports the continuing efforts of the Travis Manion Foundation. Additionally approximately 20% of the proceeds from each race will go to a local charity and a smaller percentage will go to the winning team from the participating fire and police departments. Your fee will also get you a 9/11 Heroes Run T-shirt and, as per our tradition, each registered runner will also get a momento dog tag. The 9/11 Heroes Run - Honor the fallen by challenging yourself.