9/11 Heroes Run Honors Strength, Loyalty, and Character

Hosted by Travis Manion Foundation, there are multiple locations throughout the region to participate.

September 4, 2018

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The 9/11 Heroes Run approaches on Saturday, September 8th, and no matter where you live, there's likely a race happening near you.  And why is that important?  Because this run is more than just a 5K, and represents the sacrifice and bravery of thousands that we endeavor to remember every year.  And coming out to cheer for the runners, to show your support for our service persons, and to remember that which we should never forget is a GREAT way to add to the effort!

The 9/11 Heroes Run calls upon the community to remember the thousands of lives we lost on 9/11, as well as to honor the current and former armed forces and first responders who fight to make our country safer every day.  It is hosted by Travis Manion Foundation, inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in the line of duty in 2007 while protecting injured soldiers in his battalion. 

President of the foundation, Ryan Manion, says, "I'm in awe at how so many communities...come together to honor those touched by the events of September 11th.  We challenge all Americans to join us this September, to ensure our future generations never forget the sacrifices...(of those) who were affected by the attacks on 9/11 and the wars since."

Race locations include Philadelphia, Pennsauken, Doylestown, Feasterville, West Chester, Lehigh, and Newark, DE.  The West Chester and Pennsauken races will welcome special guest veteran and Paralympic athlete Rob Jones, who will not only serve as keynote speaker, but will participate in the 5K!  It's all part of a goal to see him compete in nine 9/11 Heroes Runs across the country.  Given that Rob once completed 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different cities across the globe to raise awareness for veterans organizations, it will be pretty exciting to see him race!

To see a video by Travis Manion Foundation about the run, meant to motivate runners AND walkers of all ages, click HERE.

For more information or to register, click HERE.