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Travis Manion Foundation Announces the 17th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run Race Series Sponsored by USAA

Monday, 17 June 2024 11:00 AM

DOYLESTOWN, PA / ACCESSWIRE / June 17, 2024 / Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), one of the nation's leading veteran service organizations, will return to communities around the country for the 17th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K Race Series dedicated to honoring those lost on September 11th, 2001 and in the wars following.

Held each September, the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run series serves to unite our nation to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and communities. The race series has expanded to more than 90 communities around the country with thousands of individuals participating at both in-person and virtual events.

"Each year, September 11th provides us an opportunity to gather as a nation and reflect on the lives we lost that day and in the wars that followed. The 9/11 Heroes Run is our opportunity to educate future generations about those who gave everything," said Ryan Manion, CEO, Travis Manion Foundation. "We are so grateful to have the support of USAA, a company who truly shares our commitment to remember our fallen heroes and ensure future generations never forget."

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K series was inspired by Marine 1stLt Travis Manion, who was killed by an enemy sniper in Iraq in April 2007 as he selflessly pulled his wounded teammates to safety. Before his final deployment, Travis visited New York City Fire Department Rescue Company 1-a group known for losing almost all their members on 9/11-and gained an even deeper devotion to defending the country's freedom ahead of his return to Iraq. The 9/11 Heroes Run serves as a reminder for the nation to never forget the heroes of that day.

For the third consecutive year, USAA will serve as the National Title Sponsor of the race series.

"We are honored to support the Travis Manion Foundation's Heroes Runs because this event series not only pays tribute to our fallen heroes but also fosters a sense of community and resilience among participants," said Larry Williams, USAA VP of New Business Ventures & Innovation. "At USAA, we are committed to supporting our military families and veterans, and the Heroes Run embodies the spirit of service and dedication that we hold dear."

Registration is now open for each 9/11 Heroes Run across the country at https://www.travismanion.org/heroesrun.

About Travis Manion Foundation: Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America's national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes lives on in the next generation.

About USAA: Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is among the leading providers of insurance, banking and retirement solutions and serves more than 13.5 million members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served and their families. Headquartered in San Antonio, USAA has offices in eight U.S. cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 37,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofits in support of military families and communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or X (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.

National Media Contact: Ed Donovan, Travis Manion Foundation, (610) 220-1441, [email protected]

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Ed Donovan
[email protected]
610-220-1441

SOURCE: Travis Manion Foundation

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