|At 8:30 a.m. TOMORROW (Sunday, Sept. 11), Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Police Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr, members of the Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, Houston Airport System, the Travis Manion Foundation, and other first responders will particiapte in a 5K run in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. |
The event will take place at Ellington Airport, 11602 Aerospace Drive.
This local run is part of 35 runs throughout the nation held by the Travis Manion Foundation. Houston is expected to draw one of the largest crowds throughout the nation, with 650 registered runners to date in addition to members of every branch of the armed forces set to run in formation. The Travis Manion Foundation expects more than 15,000 registered runners to participate and honor the more than 9,000 men and women who have given their lives on 9/11 and since.
1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, visited Rescue One in New York City before leaving for his second tour in Iraq and came home with a ball cap for his father that said "9/11 Never Forget." Travis was killed in combat a few months later and his family dedicated themselves to honoring the fallen by challenging the living and starting the 9/11 Heroes Run. Proceeds will go to assist wounded veterans and families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
HPD PIO Jodi Silva will be on site to coordinate media interviews. Personnel will be available to speak beginning at 7:30 a.m.
WHAT: Mayor, Police Chief, Airport System to Honor 9/11 Heroes
DATE: TOMROROW (Sunday, Sept. 11)
TIME: Pre-race ceremonies - 8:30 a.m., Race start time - 9:03 a.m.
WHERE: Ellington Field, 11602 Aerospace Drive (Key Map 577-X)