911 Heroes Memorial Run Series Happening Across America And The World

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The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one the nation’s leading veterans advocacy organizations, is hosting its flagship event – the 10th annual 9/11 Heroes Memorial run in more than 50 communities across the country and around the world this September, including locally in in Annapolis, MD, and Alexandria, VA. The annual race series unites communities across the country to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 911, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country. Proceeds from the 9/11 Heroes Run will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, which empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by a sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly protected his battalion. Before his final deployment, Travis visited Rescue One in NYC—famous for losing almost all of their men on 9/11—and returned home with deeper passion about why he was fighting in Iraq. At its heart, the 9/11 Heroes Run is a tribute to a personal commitment to never forget the heroes of that day. Now in its tenth year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world. As part of the marketing campaign for the race series, TMF released the video found at the start of this article, to inspire runners and walkers of all ages to participate.

Last year, more than 50,000 people participated in race locations around the world or as virtual runners, to support military, veterans, first responders and their families through TMF. National sponsors of the events include Comcast NBC Universal and CBS Radio. Last year’s Annapolis run drew a crowd of over 2,000 participants including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Ryan Manion, TMF President and Travis Manion’s sister, provided this statement:

“As I reflect on the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 Heroes Run, I’m in awe at the number of communities across the country and around the world that have united to honor all those touched by the events of September 11th, 2001. We challenge all Americans to join us this September, to ensure our next generation never forgets the sacrifices of our veterans, active duty military, first responders, and civilians who were affected by the attacks on 9/11 and in the wars since.”

5 Key Races

  • 9/11 Run Alexandria, VA on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 9:00am ET
  • 9/11 Run Philadelphia, PA on Sunday September 9, 2017 at 9:00am ET
  • 9/11 Run Houston, TX on Sunday September 9, 2017 at 8:00am CT
  • 9/11 Run Annapolis, MD on Sunday September 17, 2017 at 2:00pm ET
  • 9/11 Run Doylestown, PA on Sunday September 24, 2017 at 2:00pm ET

See details for over 20 other races in cities across the U.S. linked here.

For the Silo, Tyler Bryant.

TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by this mantra, veterans and survivors continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation.

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  1. Travis Manion Foundation launches initiative to assist in Houston’s recovery efforts and pledges all proceeds from annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K to help rebuild city

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one the nation’s leading veterans advocacy organizations, will assist Houston in its recovery efforts, by uniting veterans, first responders, and inspired civilians.

    TMF has rescheduled its annual 9/11 Heroes Run in Houston — originally set to take place on September 9th, but postponed due to Hurricane Harvey — that will now take place on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017. TMF will dedicate all proceeds from the race to support relief efforts in the city of Houston, which will include funding a TMF Service Expedition. The Expedition will take place in Spring of 2018, and will see veterans and families of the fallen from across the country come together to assist with rebuilding the city of Houston. TMF’s 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race series will be hosted in more than 50 domestic and international locations, and will unite more than 50,000 participants to honor the sacrifices of our veterans, active duty military, first responders, and civilians who were affected by the attacks on 9/11 and in the wars since.

    To further highlight the support towards Houston’s recover efforts, donations will be collected and a Texas flag will be carried at every 9/11 Heroes Run across the country this month. Notes of support will then be attached to the flag at the end of each run, before they are shipped to the Houston. Every Texas flag from across the country will then be displayed at the Houston 9/11 Heroes Run, rescheduled for Veterans Day.

    Ryan Manion, TMF President, provided this statement:

    “I hope and pray that our Houston runners and their families stay safe during efforts to rebuild their communities. We are rescheduling this year’s 9/11 Houston run so that all volunteer efforts are focused on the greater recovery effort immediately at hand. We are grateful to the Houston community for hosting our largest 9/11 Heroes Run in the country the past several years, and we are proud to give back to the city during its greatest time of need.

    I am again struck by the audacity of our volunteers to serve and their willingness to help our Houston brothers and sisters, similar to how so many Americans stepped forward following the events of 9/11. These individuals exemplify the strength of America’s national character, by selflessly putting the needs of others before themselves, and representing what it means to live by ‘If Not Me, Then Who…’ “

    The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by a sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly protected his battalion. Before his final deployment, Travis visited Rescue One in NYC—famous for losing almost all of their men on 9/11—and returned home with deeper passion about why he was fighting in Iraq. At its heart, the 9/11 Heroes Run is a tribute to a personal commitment to never forget the heroes of that day. Now in its tenth year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series is held in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world.

    TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by this mantra, veterans and survivors continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation.

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