On September 7, 2014, the Travis Manion Foundation will host a 5K race in
Bangor to unite the community to remember the sacrifices of the heroes of
the September 11th attacks and in the wars since. In it’s seventh year, the
9/11 Heroes Run will put on a series of races in more then 50 locations
across U.S and abroad.
The Bangor 9/11 Heroes Run 5K will take place at the Bangor Waterfront, on
September 7th at 0900. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit
the Travis Manion Foundation, which offers veterans and families of the
fallen unique opportunities to help them take the next step in their
journeys and accomplish their personal and professional goals. A large
portion of the proceeds will stay in the local community to support Wounded
Heroes Program of Maine.
The 9/11 Heroes Run was inspired by Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was
killed by a sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly protected his
battalion. Before his final deployment, Travis visited Rescue One in
NYC-famous for losing almost all of their men on 9/11-and returned home
with deeper passion about why he was fighting in Iraq. At its heart, the
9/11 Heroes Run is a tribute to Travis’ personal commitment to never forget
the heroes of that day.
“Knowing that so many people gave their lives during the 9/11 attacks
touched my brother Travis in a way that would change him,” said Ryan
Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation. “Six years after 9/11, my
brother also gave his life for his country, so every year we gather
communities together to run a 5K to honor the fallen. We are looking
forward to this exciting race season and uniting people around the world to
remember those whose service has given us freedom.”
Last year, more then 30,00 people participated in the runs around the
world. The Travis Manion Foundation invested nearly $240,000 back into
local race communities to support military, veterans, first responders and
their families. To learn more and register for our race, visit www.911heroes.org
About Travis Manion Foundation
The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is a qualified 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to empowering our nations veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their personal and professional goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and survivors to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country by the nation’s fallen heroes.
Fernando Landeros, Race Director
firstname.lastname@example.org / 413-429-5127
WHAT: 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race, to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation & Wounded Heroes Program of Maine
Where: Bangor Waterfront
When: Sept 7 at 0900
Photo OPS: Opening ceremony, start of race, finish line, medal ceremony.