The Travis Manion Foundation’s Annual 9/11 Heroes Run typically takes place in-person each year in Charleston and 90 other locations across the country and around the world. However, based on local and state guidelines, the race will take place virtually in 2020.
Participants are encouraged to run on the weekend of September 11th but can actually participate in the run at a date, time, and place of their convenience. The virtual runner option allows participants to choose their own date, time, and location where they can run, walk, or ruck the 5K at their own pace. Registration details and more information about the virtual Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run can be found here.
The race series is dedicated to uniting communities to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who dedicate their lives to serving others.
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, Manion 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.
For more information about the race series or to register, visit www.911heroesrun.org.