Ten years ago, 27-year-old Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion was killed by a sniper in Iraq as he protected his battalion. Before this final deployment, Manion visited Rescue One in New York City — a firehouse that lost nearly all of its men on 9/11 — and was deeply affected, returning to the Iraq with a "deeper passion about why he was fighting."
Today, the Travis Manion Foundation holds an annual 9/11 Heroes Run in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world, honoring Travis and all the other men and women who devote their lives to protecting our country.
"As I reflect on the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 Heroes Run, I’m in awe at the number of communities across the country and around the world that have united to honor all those touched by the events of September 11th, 2001," said Ryan Manion, Travis Manion's sister and president of the Travis Manion Foundation.
The Charleston 9/11 Heroes Run was supposed to be held Sept. 9 at the Charleston Fire and Police Dept. on Daniel Island, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The race will be held this Sunday at the same location.
Race packets can be picked up Sat. Nov. 18 at the Fire and Police Dept. between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. or day-of at 11:30 a.m. Race day registration is $40 for individuals, $140 for a family four pack, and $35 for active duty military or first responder. For those who can't run but still want to participate, sign up to volunteer during the race or make a donation online.