Seattle Showed Up for the 2nd Annual 9/11 Heroes Run
HONOR. Most of all. Our nation's heroes were honored at the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run in Luther Burbank Park. As a partnering organization, Team Jesse brought the race to Seattle for the second time, joining those in over 40 cities around the world. Special thanks to our Mercer Island police, fire fighters and VFW post 5760 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. Nearly 300 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 our service members as well as the lacrosse community members who blazed the trail.
The spirit of giving was alive in over 40 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 raised $15,000 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!
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 Seattle 9/11 Heroes Run Photo Gallery