9/11 Heroes Run - Doylestown, PA
Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Thanks to all who participated and supported us this year - we can't thank you enough and we can't wait to help our Heroes with all of the proceeds!
Race results: http://brynmawrrunningco.com/wpp/race-results/
NOTE: At this time so close to the race, we can not guarantee shirts or dog tags upon signup. Thanks for your support!
Calendar of Events for Race:
Saturday 9/14: 10-3. RACE REGISTRATION and Race Packet Pickup & Race Expo. Student Center @Delaware Valley College. 700 E. Butler Ave. Doylestown, PA 18901.
Sunday 9/15: Race Day.
10-12:30pm: RACE REGISTRATION and Packet pickup at Fonthill Museum (promptly close at 12:30)
12:05pm: Motorcycle Escort of 4 Heroes into Fonthill Park
1pm: Opening Ceremony
1:45pm: 1 mile Run
2pm: 5K Race Start
Immediately following race: Awards Ceremony
We RUN to honor the heroes of 9/11.
We run to HONOR the service of those who’ve served our nation since.
We run to ACTIVATE COMMUNITIES and EMPOWER your local veterans, first responders and survivors.
THE 9/11 HEROES RUN UNITES COMMUNITIES INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE GOAL TO NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICES OF THE HEROES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH AND IN THE WARS SINCE: VETERAN, FIRST RESPONDER, CIVILIAN, AND MILITARY. JOIN US TO RAISE AWARENESS AND HONOR THE FALLEN.
Large portions of the proceeds raised stay in the host race communities to fund your local first responder, military, and veteran nonprofits who partner with the Travis Manion Foundation - Remaining proceeds support Travis Manion Foundation Challenge Grants, which provide veterans and families of fallen service members by providing camaraderie, transition assistance, grief support, and education through service-based initiatives.
RUN. VOLUNTEER. DONATE. CHEER...but most of all: HONOR
The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K & 1Mile fun run/walk* welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are 100% organized by local community volunteers. It is the perfect opportunity for your community to personally come out and thank your local first responders, military, and veterans in an annual, fun, and family friendly environment!
A POEM "THE RUNNER". DEDICATED TO THE GOLDSTAR FAMILIES
I’m here for you in Doylestown to pay homage to your name. I see Gold Star Families crying their pride can’t ease the pain. The sun is now rising over the horizon; a new day has begun. One that will be filled with promise as you and I begin to run.
I’ll run with you my fallen comrades with others from all around. To HONOR and REMEMBER your sacrifice was so profound. It’s a long journey, yet there will be a tribute in every stride. For you will be my inspiration as your spirit runs by my side.
Traveling down the Tribute Trail I can hear your family’s cheers. They’re for you my fallen comrades and so are all their tears. Passing by a grateful nation, I see their pride begin to swell. Reaffirming my belief the American Spirit is alive and well.
Farewell my fallen comrades you were beside me from the start.
Your memories are in my thoughts, your sacrifice in my heart.
I’m humbled by your presence and honored to be here too.
Next year I’ll be back in Doylestown to run again with you. Composed by Naval Veteran William Lawrence Kraemer / Army Veteran Michael McGlynn
The 9/11 Heroes Run is a programmatic branch of the Travis Manion Foundation. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that directly supports veterans, their families, and families of fallen service members. We do this by providing emergency assistance, scholarships, and other direct financial support when a family or veteran is in need; however, we’ve found the greatest impact and positive change occurs when the military community is challenged to continue to serve. Families who have lost a loved one want nothing more than to honor their fallen heroes memory in a way that exemplifies their sacrifice. Similarly, veterans are looking for a mission and purpose once they leave active service.
The Travis Manion Foundation provides the avenues for this growth and healing through the execution of our three distinct programs: Challenge Grants, Character Does Matter, and the 9/11 Heroes Run.
We "honor the fallen, by challenging the living."
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