Seattle Shows up to Honor our Fallen at the 9/11 Heroes Run
HONOR. Most of all. Our nation's heroes were honored today at the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run. As a partnering organization, Team Jesse brought the race to Seattle for the first time this year, joining those in nearly 50 cities around the world. Special thanks to our Mercer Island police, fire fighters and VFW post 5760 members who supported today's event.
The Seattle 9/11 Heroes Run participants lived up to Travis Manion's legacy of honoring the fallen by challenging the living. Over 200 men, women, children and dogs of all ages finished the 5K and Fun Run courses through scenic Luther Burbank park on Mercer Island. Special thanks to the lacrosse community members who blazed the trail today.
The spirit of giving was alive in over 40 volunteers without whom today's event would not have been possible. Our mission to honor and support the families of those who gave their tomorrow for our today was top of mind at the early morning rally to get set up and ready for race day...and the energy was maintained throughout the day! Volunteers welcomed runners at registration, guided them through the course and cheered them to the finish line.
Team Jesse and Travis Manion Foundation exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 thanks to the generous support of the Seattle community. Special acknowledgement goes to our local race title sponsor, Wimmer Solutions. They supported the event not only financially but by running, volunteering and cheering!
Today the 5K was for the 9K who have given their lives for the freedom that we enjoy in this great nation. Never Forget.