The Travis Manion Foundation will host the Tempe, Arizona 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race and 1M Fun Run/Walk on September 2, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Tempe Beach Park. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our military and first responders that serve our country and our communities.
A portion of the 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 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. In its eighth year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations around the U.S. and the world.
Last year, more than 30,000 people participated in races around the world. The Travis Manion Foundation invested over $151,000 back into the local race communities to support military, veterans, first responders and their families. To learn more and to register for a race, visit 911heroesrun.org.
What you need to know…
What: 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run, to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation. There will be prizes for top 3 finishers for male and female in each age group, raffles, a vendor village, and they will be giving away a Tuft and Needle mattress for Most Patriotic!
Where: Tempe Beach Park
When: 7:30 a.m.