Norwalk and Seattle Show Up for 9/11 Heroes Runs
HONOR. Most of all. Our nation's heroes were honored at the 9/11 Heroes Runs in Cranbury and Luther Burbank Parks. As a partnering organization, Team Jesse brought the race to Norwalk for the second time and Seattle for the third year, joining those in over 50 cities around the world. Special thanks to the police, fire fighters and VFW post 5760 members who supported the event.
The 9/11 Heroes Run participants lived up to Travis Manion's legacy of honoring the fallen by challenging the living. Nearly 600 men, women, children and dogs of all ages finished the 5K and Fun Run courses through scenic Cranbury and Luther Burbank parks. 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 80 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 nearly $25,000 thanks to the generous support of the Norwalk and Seattle communities. Special acknowledgement goes to our Seattle 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
Check out the Norwalk 9/11 Heroes Run Photo Gallery