Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run
The Travis Manion Foundation will host the 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race this September in eight locations around the Greater Philadelphia Region. The annual race series will unite the community to remember the sacrifices of the heroes of the September 11th attacks and the wars fought since.
A portion of the proceeds from the 9/11 Heroes Run will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, which offers veterans and families of the fallen unique opportunities to help them take the next step in their journeys and accomplish their personal and professional goals. The other portion of the proceeds will remain in the local community to support various police, fire, and first responder related charities.
The 9/11 Heroes Run 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 Travis’ personal commitment to never forget the heroes of that day. In its seventh year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations across U.S. and abroad.
“Knowing that so many people gave their lives during the 9/11 attacks touched my brother Travis in a way that would forever change him,” said Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation. “Six years after 9/11, my brother also gave his life for his country, so every year we gather communities together to run a 5K to honor the fallen. We are looking forward to this exciting race season and uniting people around the world to remember those whose service has given us freedom.”
September 7th: Doylestown, Norristown, Pennsauken, West Chester
September 13th: Feasterville, Newtown Square
September 14th: Philadelphia
September 21st: Valley Forge
For more race information and registration, please visit the Travis Manion Foundation Race website.
Join the KYW Newsradio Kidcast Mobile Studio, presented by UnitedHealthcare and Comcast Internet Essentials on site at the Pennsauken, Doylestown, and Philadelphia race locations. This opportunity gives kids a chance to be a KYW News Anchor. Your kids can download and listen to their very own news report, and share it with family and friends!