Kicking off this September, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host its 13th annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Race Series.
Typically held in more than 90 locations across the country and around the world, this year’s race series will have a much bigger focus on the opportunity for runners to participate virtually. 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.
In 2019, Philadelphia, Doylestown, Pennsauken, and West Chester hosted the 9/11 Heroes Run, which has taken place in those communities for the past several years. This year, following state and local safety guidelines, the races will take place virtually, and the public is invited to register to participate individually. 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 9/11 Heroes Runs can be found at 911heroesrun.org
To ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, volunteers, Spartans, and members of the community are a top priority, TMF has been working closely with local and state officials. The majority of races across the country have transitioned to virtual participation, with a small number of cities scheduled to still host physical races with designated safety protocols in place. In the Philadelphia region, there is a physical race still scheduled to take place following those protocols, taking place at Russell E Elliot Memorial Park, 152 Buck Road, Huntingdon Valley, 9 a.m. Sept. 12.