Norwalk Showed Up for the Inaugural 9/11 Heroes Run
HONOR. Most of all. Our nation's heroes were honored at the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run in Cranbury Park. As a partnering organization, Team Jesse brought the race to Norwalk for the first time this year, joining those in over 40 cities around the world. Special thanks to our police, fire fighters and armed services members who supported the event.
The Seattle 9/11 Heroes Run participants lived up to Travis Manion's legacy of honoring the fallen by challenging the living. Over 150 men, women, children and dogs of all ages finished the 5K and Fun Run courses through scenic Cranbury Park in Norwalk. Special thanks to the lacrosse community members who blazed the trail.
The spirit of giving was alive in over 20 volunteers without whom this 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 Norwalk community.
The 5K was for the 9K who have given their lives for the freedom that we enjoy in this great nation. Never Forget.
Check out the Norwalk 9/11 Heroes Run Photo Gallery