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The 9/11 Heroes Run activates and unites communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include veterans, active duty, first responder, and families of the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages, volunteers, friends, and family. It is not about fitness level or experience but about activating, uniting, and honoring our heroes.
Started in 2007 by family of fallen 1st Lt. Travis Manion as a grassroots run in his hometown Doylestown, PA with 300 runners, the 9/11 Hereos Run now has more than 50 race locations, presence in 38 different states across the country, and unites more than 50,000 people yearly to celebrate our heroes and spread awareness. Race proceeds are used to directly support the Travis Manion Foundation's mission to empower our nation's veterans and families of our fallen heroes to develop character in future generations in order to strengthen communities. In select locations, a portion of race proceeds are granted back to a local nonprofit partner whose mission is also to empower our heroes. We believe the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living.
Each year on or near September 11, local volunteers who have asked themselves “If Not Me, Then Who…” organize 9/11 Heroes Runs on behalf of TMF in more than 50 cities around the world. Runners and walkers of all levels and all ages come together to support TMF and honor fallen heroes.
Run, Volunteer, Donate, Cheer…but most of all: HONOR
We RUN to honor the heroes of 9/11.
We run to HONOR those who’ve served our nation since.
We run to ACTIVATE & UNITE COMMUNITIES and EMPOWER local veterans, active duty, first responders, and families of the fallen.
The 9/11 Heroes Run is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series.
Saturday September 26th
*Start times subject to change due to weather or safety
* More detailed pre-race packet pickup and race day information will be provided to all registrations by email the week before the race.
Race Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary, NC 27511)
Course Information: The course is on WakeMed's cross country course with natural trails. Course conditions depend on the weather prior to the event.
Events: Everyone is welcome to participate! All participants (except kids in strollers) will have chip-timed results that will be posted online. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race! No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!
First Aid: First Aid is available at the registration tent located near the finish line.
Water Stations: There will be a water station on the course and near the finish line. Water is also available at the registration and refreshment area. Additional water stations are marked on the maps (see above).
Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to sign the USATF waiver and pick up their bib number and timing chip and may only pick up their own race packet. Early packet pickup will be announced race week.
Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available please sign up to volunteer between 7:00 -10:00 AM.
Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports - Crossroads Plaza. Top 3 Male/Female Overall Finishers and Top Male/Female Finisher in each Age Group.
Race Souvenirs: Shirt guaranteed if registered by September 10th.
Online registration closes on September 25th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.
The 9/11 Heroes Run and all its participants are subject to these event policies.
Fit & Able Productions is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting community and family fitness in Cary since 1997 through organizing creative events and training programs. We also support many programs, such as swim safety lessons for at-risk children and adults, youth fitness programs, and health education run by our community partners including the Cary Family YMCA, Triangle Aquatic Center, and Town of Cary. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.
We can't wait to see you at the 9/11 Heroes Run
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(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)
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Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.
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Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.
The Turkey Chase is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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