Charleston to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run to Honor Those Lost on September 11th and the Wars Since

UPDATE on 9/19/19 -

The event has been rescheduled to November 17th and will begin at 2 pm.

UPDATE on 9/5/19 -

Due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) has postponed its annual Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race. The race was originally scheduled for September 7th at Charleston Fire and Police Department - Daniel Island. No further information about a rescheduled date is available at this time but will be made public once details can be confirmed. 

Ryan Manion, TMF President, provided this statement:

“We are postponing this year’s 9/11 Heroes Run in Charleston to avoid putting participants and volunteers in danger, and to allow for all relief efforts to be focused on the anticipated recovery needs of the community. We urge all those in the hurricane’s path to take necessary precautions, and we pray for the safety of all first responders who will put themselves in harm's way.”

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The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host the Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race at 9 am on September 7th at the Charleston Fire and Police Department on Daniel Island. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11th, 2001, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and our communities.

Now in its 12th year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world. Registration is now open for participants to run, walk, or ruck, and the race series is expected to draw over 60,000 participants worldwide.

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed by an enemy sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly pulled his wounded teammates to safety. 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 a 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.

“During this time of unprecedented division in our country, I am inspired to see so many communities across the country and around the world put their differences aside to unite in honor of all those touched by the events of September 11th, 2001,” said Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation. “We challenge all Americans to join us this September, to ensure our future generations never forget 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.”

For more information or to register, visit 911heroesrun.org/charleston.
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About Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America's national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. In 2007, 1st Lt 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 continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.

The story of 1st Lt. Travis Manion and his Naval Academy brother Lt. (SEAL) Brendan Looney have been publicized in the book Brothers Forever, and additional information about the Foundation can be found at www.travismanion.org.
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