|Beginning at 7:30 a.m. TOMORROW (Saturday, Sept. 12), Houston Police Assistant Chief Troy Finner, Houston Fire Department Chief Terry Garrison, United States Marine Corps Colonel Terence Trenchard and numerous other elected officials and other military, first responders and law enforcement commanders will join runners from around the Houston area at the fifth annual Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run.|
The 5K race will be run entirely at Ellington Airport (11602 Aerospace Avenue) and will include members from various branches of the military, HPD, HFD and other runners who have chosen to commemorate 9/11 by honoring the fallen. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation, Assist the Officer, Houston Professional Firefighters Association and the Texas Association of First Responders.
The Travis Manion Foundation expects more than 50,000 Americans, including 25,000 registered runners, to come out across the nation to run, volunteer, donate and cheer. But most of all, participants will honor the more than 9,000 men and women who gave their lives on and since 9/11 .
Inspired by one Marine’s pre-deployment visit with New York City firefighters, the 9/11 Heroes Run started as a small town event in suburban Philadelphia to honor all those who serve our country in uniform. That initial 5K race has grown to more than 35 runs this year, including races in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guam, Italy, England, and on a ship in the Persian Gulf.
Created in 2007 after the combat death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, in Fallujah, Iraq, the Travis Manion Foundation is committed to honoring the fallen by challenging the living. The foundation's goal is to ensure the love of country and that the spirit of service exemplified by this generation of Fallen Heroes lives on. For more information, visit www.TravisManion.com.
Thanks to the generous support of Cox Media, Silver Eagle Distributors, Joe Myers Ford, and other great organizations and individuals across America, the Travis Manion Foundation has been able to offer the 9/11 Heroes Run to communities across the country on the 14th anniversary of the attacks on America.
For more information, visit www.911heroesrun.com.
WHAT: HPD, Others to Host Heroe's 911 Run
DATE: Saturday (September 12)
TIME: Beginning at 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Ellington Airport, 11602 Aerospace Avenue (Key Map 577-X)