Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one of the nation's leading veteran service organizations, is set to host the 15th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Race Series taking place in more than 90 communities around the country with more than 60,000 people participating at both in-person and virtual events.
Held each September, the 9/11 Heroes Run series serves to unite our nation to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and communities. This year, USAA is serving as the National Title Sponsor of the 15th Annual race series.
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 1—a group known for losing almost all their men on 9/11—and gained an even deeper devotion to defending the country's freedom ahead of his return to Iraq. The 9/11 Heroes Run serves as a reminder for the nation to never forget the heroes of that day.
"Each year, the anniversary of the September 11th attacks provides us an opportunity to gather and reflect on the civilians and first responders we lost that day, and all of the lives we've lost in the wars since, including my brother," said Ryan Manion, President, Travis Manion Foundation. "Through the 9/11 Heroes Run Race Series we come together as a nation to remember the fallen and honor them so that future generations don't forget."
Travis Manion Foundation is proud to partner with GORUCK again in 2022, bringing official rucking divisions to every 9/11 Heroes Run. All participants registered for the GORUCK division will receive this year's exclusive TMF GORUCK patch. Registration is now open for each 9/11 Heroes Run across the country at www.travismanion.org/heroesrun.
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.
About USAA: Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is among the leading providers of insurance, banking, investment and retirement solutions to more than 13 million members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served and their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, USAA has offices in eight U.S. cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 38,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofits in support of military families and communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.
Media Contact: Ed Donovan, Director, Public Relations, Travis Manion Foundation, (610) 220-1441, [email protected]
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