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2014 9/11 Heroes Run - San Diego, CA

9/11 Heroes Run

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

2014 9/11 Heroes Run - San Diego, CA

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 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.




A portion of the proceeds raised stay in the host race communities to support local veterans, their families, and first responder - remaining proceeds 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.


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!

Missed signing up for the 9/11 Heroes Run before the online cutoff?  Don't worry!  We have registration Saturday, September 6th at at Road Runner Sports from 10am-3pm and on race day! 

Race Features

  • Fast 5K Course around scenic NTC Park
  • Dog and stroller Friendly
  • Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in each age division
  • Chip timing by Gemini Timing
  • Commemorative race t-shirt
  • 9/11 Heroes Run race swag for each participant
  • Chips Beach Eatz, Juice Wave and Vita Coco Food trucks


Available online through September 4th (Must register by August 31st to be guaranteed a t-shirt)

Registration prices increase by $5 once online registration closes.

Honor Signs

Want to be a sponsor for the 9/11 Heroes Run and honor a hero?  Honor Signs are 18x24 custom printed signs with the name of a specific hero you would like to honor. All signs will be placed along the 5K course and are yours to keep after the event. You do NOT have to participate in the 5K or 1M to purchase a sign.

 Have a friend or family member that is a Fallen Hero?  Show them that they will never be forgotten!  Feel inspired by the story of a Fallen Hero but don’t have their picture?  You can still sponsor a sign and show your support.  Signs can be custom designed with or without images.  Show your spouse, friend, or family member that you appreciate their service.

 Signs can be sponsored for $50 and can be ordered through our race registration page on Eventbrite under “Participate as an Individual”.

 Lawn Sign


Packet Pick-up

Saturday, September 6th from 10:00am-3:00 pm

Road Runner SportsRoad Runner Logo

5553 Copley Drive

San Diego, CA, 92111. 


Your race packet includes your race bib number, timing chip, t-shirt, and race goodies. Please bring a valid ID to pick up your race bib number. You may pick up the race bibs and timing chips for friends and family with their written authorization and a picture of their ID. We encourage you to attend this pre-race packet pick-up event, however, if you cannot make either packet pick up we will have packet pick up and registration from 5:30-7:30am on the day of the race. There will be NO REGISTRATION or PACKET PICK-UP past 7:30am.

Race Location

The 9/11 Heroes Run will take place at NTC Park in Liberty Station.  The course will take place around the park and along the water.  The course is both on sidewalk and hard packed dirt.  Jogging strollers are welcome but must start at the back.  Well-behaved leashed dogs are also welcome!

NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma

2455 Cushing Rd

San Diego, CA 92016

Directions to Start

From I-5 North

Take the Pacific Highway exit

Take a slight Left onto Barnett Ave

Turn Left onto Truxtun Rd

Turn Left onto Sims Rd

Turn Right onto Historic Decatur Rd

Follow the signs for parking


From I-5 South

Take I-8 exit, Exit 20, toward El Centro/South Rosecrans St

Merge onto CA-209 S toward Rosecrans St

Turn Left onto Womble Rd

Turn Left or Right onto Cushing Rd

Follow the signs for parking


From I-8 West

Take I-5 S exit, exit 2B, toward CA-209 S Rosecrans St

Merge onto CA-209 S toward Rosecrans St

Turn Left onto Womble Rd

Turn Left or Right onto Cushing Rd

Follow signs for parking


Parking Suggestions

Arrive early to ensure you have a place to park.  There is plenty of parking around NTC Park and street parking is available.  We ask that you respect the neighbors who live in Liberty Station and avoid parking in front of the residences.  When you arrive at Liberty Station, follow the signs, which will direct you to the proper location to park for the 9/11 Heroes 5K Run.  Parking is available at the lot on the corner of Womble Road and Cushing Road and in the lot just East of Chauncey Road.  Parking will NOT be available in the ACE Hardware lot this year. Parking lots are also located adjacent to NTC Park.  Please DO NOT park in any lots that have signs posted with NO EVENT PARKING. 

Schedule of Events

5:30 am            Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration

7:20 am            Warm up

7:35 am            Opening Ceremony including Guest Speakers Kevin Shaeffer and Col. Tom Manion

7:55 am            National Anthem

8:00 am            5K Race Begins

8:30am            Manion WOD hosted by Crossfit Humanity

8:45 am            1 Mile Fun Run Begins

9:15 am            Tug-of-War

9:30 am            Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction!

11:00 am          Post Race Party at Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company


Running Gear

There will be no gear check at the event.  Please plan accordingly.  We ask that you leave all your valuables in your car or at home.  The Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run staff and Liberty Station officials do not assume responsibility for any lost or stolen items.


Bib Numbers

All race bibs MUST be worn on the front of your shirt.  Race bibs are non-transferable.



Each participant will receive a commemorative 9/11 Heroes Run t-shirt.  Correct size t-shirts will ONLY be guaranteed to participants who pre-register before August 31st. 


Chip Timing

Timing is provided by Gemini Timing.  Please secure your timing chip to your shoelaces.  Chips will be collected at the finish of the race.  ALL CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED!


Awards Ceremony

Race swag will be provided to all participants.  Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in each age group:

Ages 12 and under

Ages 13-18

Ages 19-29

Ages 30-39

Ages 40-49

Ages 50-59

Ages 60+


Silent Auction and Vendor Village Festivities

Check out our silent auction in Vendor Village.   You must be present at the conclusion of the auction to win.  Items include:

  • Custom Surfboard
  • Golf at The Crossings
  • Custom Skateboard
  • Overnight Deep Sea Fishing Excursion
  • A Custom Skateboard and much more!

Note: Don't forget to bring your credit card and cash for the silent auction and food trucks!


Post Race Party


Join us at Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company for the post race party!Oggis Logo


2562 Laning Road


San Diego, CA 92106

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When & Where

NTC Park
2455 Cushing Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

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9/11 Heroes Run

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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