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Travis Manion Foundation to Host Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run 5K on September 17th



One of the nation’s leading veteran service organizations, Travis Manion Foundation, will host the Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race on September 17th at 8:30 am on Daniel Island. The annual race series unites multiple communities in remembrance of the lives lost on September 11th and in the wars since, while honoring veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and our communities. Now in its 15th year, 9/11 Heroes Runs will take place in more than 90 locations, both in-person and virtually, and is expected to draw over 60,000 participants worldwide.

“Each year, the anniversary of the September 11th attacks provides us an opportunity to gather, reflect and remember,” said Ryan Manion, President, Travis Manion Foundation. “Through the Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Runs, we gather communities together to run, not just to honor the fallen, but to continue the legacies of character, leadership, and service that they left behind. We run to remember so future generations don’t forget; this is what the 9/11 Heroes Run race series is all about.”

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1stLt 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 New York City Fire Department Rescue Company One — known for losing almost all of its members on 9/11 — and returned home with an even deeper devotion to defending our freedom ahead of his return to Iraq. At its heart, the 9/11 Heroes Run is a personal commitment to never forget the heroes of that day.

For the 2022 race series, Travis Manion Foundation is partnering with GORUCK for a rucking division of 9/11 Heroes Run. Registration is now open for participants to run, walk, or ruck, the 9/11 Heroes Run at

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, 1stLt 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.

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