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Join KYW Newsradio and the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) at the 2019 9/11 Heroes Runs to honor our local veterans, first responders, the fallen and their families. 

9/11 Heroes Run events unite communities with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of 9/11 and the wars since — veteran, first responder, civilian and military.  

It is the perfect opportunity to personally come out and thank local veterans, their families, and first responders.

History of Heroes Run

Started in 2007 by the family of fallen 1st Lt. Travis Manion as a grassroots run in his hometown of Doylestown, with about 300 runners, the 9/11 Heroes Run now has more than 70 race locations around the world, with a presence in 38 different states across the country. It unites more than 60,000 people annually to celebrate our heroes and spread awareness.

Race proceeds are used to directly support TMF's mission.  That mission is to empower our nation's veterans and families of our fallen heroes to develop character in future generations and strengthen communities. 

The Philadelphia area will host three of these events.

Register for the races below:

Sept. 7 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Sept. 8 at  Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, New Jersey

Sept. 29 at War Memorial Stadium in Doylestown



The Travis Manion Foundation's mission and vision

TMF is strengthening America’s national character. In an increasingly divisive cultural climate, TMF unites and strengthens communities. Our nation needs role models that inspire, and TMF believes we should look no further than the civic assets already living in our communities. 

Through TMF, veterans and families of the fallen are leading the charge, pushing us to be better versions of ourselves and improving our collective character. 

TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations, and to create a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities that is built on character.

Travis Manion Foundation's impact

  • TMF impacts 60,000+ veterans and survivors
  • TMF inspires more than 250,000 young adults to live with character and serve their community
  • TMF activated 4,000 volunteers across the country to serve

'If not me, then who?'

On April 29, 2007, Travis Manion was killed by an enemy sniper while saving his wounded teammates. Today, TMF exists to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by Travis and all those who have served and continue to serve our nation. 

Travis' words before leaving for his final deployment to Iraq — "If not me, then who?" — are a constant reminder for all of us to live with character and put other people's interests before our own.