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2nd Annual Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run

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But Most of all HONOR the Fallen.

The 2nd Annual Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The second annual Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run – a 5K run and 1 mile fun run to honor fallen American heroes – will start at Navy Marine Corps Stadium.  The race will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 11. Runners can register and supporters can donate at www.911heroesrun.com.

The Travis Manion Foundation expects more than 50,000 Americans – including 15,000 registered runners – to come out across the nation to run, volunteer, donate, cheer but most of all honor the more than 9,000 men and women who gave their lives on 9/11 and since.

Inspired by one Marine’s pre-deployment visit with New York City firefighters, the 9/11 Heroes Run started as a small town event in suburban Philadelphia to honor all those who serve our country in uniform.  That initial 5K race has grown to more than 35 runs this year, including races in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guam, Italy, England, and a ship in the Persian Gulf.

“It’s a great honor to help with this run each year,” said race director BGen Dave Papak, USMC (ret).  “We all know someone who’s lost a loved one, a family member or a friend in service to our country in the last 10 years.  The 9/11 Heroes Run gives us a chance to come together as a community to honor all of our first responders and the men and women serving in our armed forces.”

1st Lt Travis Manion, USMC, visited Rescue One in New York City before leaving for his second tour in Iraq and came home with a ball cap for his father that said “9/11 Never Forget.”  Travis – a 2004 Naval Academy graduate – was killed in combat just a few months later and his family dedicated themselves to honoring the fallen by challenging the living and starting the 9/11 Heroes Run.

Thanks to the generous help of the GM Foundation, Chevrolet, JWT, Comcast and other great organizations and individuals across America, the Travis Manion Foundation has been able to offer the 9/11 Heroes Run to communities across the country on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America.

Created in 2007 after the combat death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, in Fallujah, Iraq, the Travis Manion Foundation is committed to honoring the fallen by challenging the living.  Our goal is to ensure the love of country and spirit of service exemplified by this generation of Fallen Heroes lives on.  Learn more at www.TravisManion.com.

 

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