3rd Annual Murfreesboro 9/11 Heroes Run this Saturday

Sep 05, 2023 at 11:02 am by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN —The Travis Manion Foundation is once again holding the Murfreesboro 9/11 Heroes Run this Saturday, September 9, 2023. The race will be in downtown Murfreesboro with a starting location on East Vine Street in front of the City Hall. Runners will turn onto Academy Street and then to East Main, eventually heading back up East Main and around the square to end on the West Main side of the Historic County Courthouse.  

Funds and awareness will be raised for our unsung heroes and create a run experience like no other in the area. The 9/11 Travis Manion race series is dedicated to uniting communities to remember the lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who dedicate their lives to serving others.


Funds raised by the Murfreesboro 9/11 Heroes Run honor the service and sacrifice of first responders and military heroes and supports programs and initiatives, like Character Does Matter, which ensure that veterans, military families of the fallen, and their communities prosper.

Race Day will feature a 5K run/walk, 5K RUCK, and one-mile fun run/walk. The bagpipe and colors procession will start around 7:30 with the race beginning at 8 a.m..

At its heart, the 9/11 Heroes Run is a tribute to never forget the heroes of that September 11. The 9/11 Heroes Run also acknowledges the hard work of all our nation’s frontline workers including teachers, first responders, and healthcare workers. The Murfreesboro 9/11 Heroes Run broke records for attendance at a first-time event in 2021.This is the 3rd year for the annual event.


About Travis Manion Foundation - The Travis Manion Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to empowering our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper, and the character of our nation’s heroes live on in the next generation.

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