9/11 Heroes Run Walk - Alexandria VA


3rd Annual Alexandria 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk
and ½ Mile Family Fun Run - September 9, 2017


Your At Home Team is honored to be a sponsor for this very worthy cause.  The 9/11 Heroes Run is a 5K race series held each September across the United States (San Diego, NYC, Austin, Boston, Houston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and smaller communities like Athens, Alabama, Madisonville, Kentucky, Bangor, Maine, etc.) and overseas at U.S. military bases in locations including Bahrain and Japan, with the support of local communities and the Travis Manion Foundation. In 2016, more than 50,000 participants in 57 communities across the country signed up to run, volunteer, donate, and cheer; but most of all, to HONOR our military and first responder communities.

Event Date Location Run Start Time
Saturday, September 9, 2017 
Patriotic Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:15 AM
Carl Sandburg Middle School
8428 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22308   
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 AM  
     
Event Highlights    

5K Run/Walk (Strollers welcome) – Chip Timed

 ½ Mile Family Fun Run 

Fun for the entire family 

Hall of Heroes – Be sure to leave a memory in the Guest Book FREE pancake and bacon/sausage breakfast
courtesy of IHOP 
FREE coffee courtesy of Starbucks 
Vendor Village with local companies and non-profit organizations Fairfax County Fire Department and
Police Department static displays         
Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA) participation             
Classic car-show courtesy of Alexandria Cars and Coffee Vintage military vehicles  
Marine Corps Poolees, Naval Sea Cadets, Police Explorers,
and Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
Star Wars characters Kids shoot a live fire hose at a target  
Dancers from Artspire VA – local non-profit that raises money to provide
underprivileged children with performing and visual art experiences
                 

9/11 Heroes Run 5K Registration

The 9/11 Heroes Run is open everyone. If you don't want to run, you can walk, cheer the runners, donate, or volunteer, but most importantly, HONOR.  For pricing, timeline, and more information about the event visit the Event Registration page.

About the Travis Manion Foundation

The Travis Manion Foundation is named for Travis Manion, a Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant who grew up until age ten in the Mount Vernon/Fort Hunt/Alexandria area, attended Hollin Meadows Elementary School, played sports with Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, was known for his leadership, character and courage and lived by the motto, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Travis was killed by a sniper in Iraq in 2007, while bravely assisting two of his fellow Marines to safety during an ambush.  Today, in addition to the 9/11 Heroes Run Race series, the Travis Manion Foundation is working with the next generation of leaders in our Communities with Character Development in High Schools, with sports teams, Police Explorers, and numerous other organizations. The foundation also helps survivors of fallen heroes with Expeditions to get them out of their grief and sharing a bond with others who have lost loved ones in the wars since 9/11.

The event honors our military and first responders, as well as, remembering those who died on 9/11 and in the wars since.  The proceeds from this year's event will benefit:

      Travis Manion Foundation www.travismanion.org
      Links to Freedom Foundation – Fort Belvoir, VA www.linkstofreedom.org
      Operation Renewed Hope Foundation – Alexandria, VA www.operationrenewedhopefoundation.org