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.
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!
The San Diego race will donate locally to the Armed Services YMCA. Remaining proceeds will support Travis Manion Foundation Challenge Grants, which provide veterans and families of fallen service members support through service-based team building events that foster camaraderie and facilitate successful life transitions, and the Character Does Matter program.
This is a fast course through beautiful NTC park. The course will be both on sidewalk and hard packed dirt. Please be careful and respectful of your fellow runners. Running or jogging strollers are welcome but must start at the back of the pack for their safety and that of other runners. Leashed dogs are allowed to run the course. Owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs. There will be no Gear Check so please be sure to leave all valuables at home or locked in your car. Neither NTC Park, Liberty Station, or TMF is responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Chip timing will be provided by Gemini Timing. Please be sure to secure your timing chip to your shoe. Chips will be collected at the finish of the race. All chips must be returned!
Course Map: http://www.runningmap.com/?id=518838
Arrive early to ensure a parking space as there will be other events taking place. Please follow all signs for 9/11 Heroes Run parking. There will be designated parking available in the Point Loma Sports Club lot (Roosevelt & Cushing) and in the North Sails & Fisherman's Processing lot (between Perry & Chauncey at Historic Decatur Rd). There will also be street parking available. We ask that you be respectful of the Liberty Station residents and refrain from parking in front of the residences.
Saturday, September 7 from 10-4
5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111
There will be registration available at packet pickup until 3:00 pm on Saturday. Race packet includes t-shirt, bib number, timing chip, and lots of other goodies. Please bring a valid ID to pick up your bib number.
You may pick up race bibs for another runner with their written authorization and a copy of their ID. We encourage you to attend pre-race packet pickup; however, if you cannot make it, there will be packet pickup and registration on race day from 5:30- 7:30 am.
Road Runner Sports will be offering all packet pickup attendees an extra 10% off in-store purchases and entrance into a raffle for a shopping spree valued at $250.
Race Day Registration
Please be aware that there will be a $5 price increase for all race day registration. Only pre-registered runners who have registered by September 1 will be guaranteed a race t-shirt and dog tag. Race day registration closes promptly at 7:30 am so please arrive early! Please note that we will be able to accept credit card payments on race day.
Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
5:30 am Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration (registration ends at 7:30)
7:20 am Warm Up with Bootique Fitness
7:40 am Opening Ceremony
8:00 am 5K Race Begins
8:45 am 1M Fun Run Begins
9:30 am Awards Ceremony & Raffle Giveaway
11:00 am Post-Race Party at Slater’s 50/50 (2750 Dewey Rd.)
Dog tags will be provided to all participants. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and the top 3 female finishers in each age group.
Ages 18 & under
Ages 60 +
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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