9/11 Heroes Run - WaterColor / Grayton Beach State Park, FL 5k Walk/Run
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8:00 AM (CDT)
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12:05 PM CENTRAL TIME FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013!
We will offer race-day registration for $25 cash or check (payable to The Travis Manion Foundation) from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. We recommend arriving early to ensure you don't miss the ceremony or start!
5k Walk/Run. The first 1.25 miles will take place on the beach in sand. The remainder will be on paved surfaces. Route overview here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/219985931
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!
*Note: 1 mile option not available at this location.
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."
Email update #1
|Dear WaterColor 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk event participants,
Thanks again for your support for the Florida panhandle's inaugural 9/11 Heroes Run (and walk)! Our event is extra special since we are the last location of the 41 event series in the Travis Manion Foundation's (TMF) annual 9/11 Heroes Run series. All eyes will be on us to finish strong!
Here are a few items of interest before we address the schedule below:
Overview map. See attached map to give you an idea of the layout of our event.
Course map. Use the "Map My Run" phone app to familiarize yourself with the route and to track your progress: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/219985931
Packet pick-up. We will NOT offer packet pick-up prior to race day. Race day packet pick-up will be in front of the restrooms at the public parking lot between Seaside & WaterColor (intersection of 30A and Western Lake Dr.). Overflow parking will be parallel to 30A to the east of the public lot.
Volunteers. If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer, please have them email WaterColor@911HeroesRun.org
Cheer / Support Crew. We would love to see the course lined with folks decked out in patriotic gear and holding creative signs, but our first priority is having the "home stretch" lined with people. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to come out for the event. Seaside and WaterColor have tons of stuff to do (including a farmer's market)--it's a great way to spend a day outdoors!
Weather. Right now it looks like we're in for some perfect conditions, but we will keep you posted if things change. Just know that very few things will keep us from running to HONOR our fallen military and first responders!
- Packet pick up & registration begins (Public parking lot at intersection of 30A and Western Lake Dr.)
- Participants begin to assemble at the starting line
- Registration ends
- Invocation at starting line
- Official 9/11 Heroes Run remarks
- National Anthem
- Course closed; Ceremony begins; Guest of Honor speaks
- Race results announced
- Raffle winners announced
Photography. We will have some professional photographers volunteering their time to provide us with some quality photos, but we also encourage you to use the following tags and hashtags to ensure the TMF feeds pick up on the WaterColor action! Also feel free to post to our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/911HeroesRunWatercolorFl or Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/193857817440438/
Hashtags to use:
Tags to use:
@Travis Manion Foundation (Facebook)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email WaterColor@911HeroesRun.org
Thanks again! We hope you're as excited as we are! See you soon!
Run, Volunteer, Donate, Cheer, but most of all: HONOR.
Race Director - 9/11 Heroes Run - WaterColor
Travis Manion Foundation
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