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Honoring the fallen, Heroes Run repeats around world Sunday

Credit: Travis Manion Foundation

The 9/11 Heroes Run on Sunday, September 7, here in Doylestown and in cities around the country and the globe, unites communities internationally to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11, 2001, and in the wars since.

Sponsored by the Travis Manion Foundation and organized by local community volunteers, the events honor veterans, first responders, civilians and military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 and in the wars that have followed. They also raise awareness and funds to support programs for returning veterans and the families of the fallen.

More than 2000 participants, volunteers, sponsors and members of the community crowd the race site to cheer on the runners and personally come out to thank and support our local veterans, their families and first responders.

Doylestown’s race – which initiated the many runs that are now held around the world each year on or near September 11 – takes place at Fonthill Park, East Court Street and Swamp Road.

Sunday’s events start at 1pm at the park with an opening ceremony. At 1:45 the 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk takes off, with the 5K race starting at 2pm.

Race registration: Register online until September 3. Register in person at Delaware Valley College on Saturday, September 6, from 10am to 4pm or on race day only until 12:30pm.

To guarantee a race shirt and other participant memorabilia, runners had to have registered by midnight on August 31.

Costs:
•    5K General Admissions Individual: $25
•    5K Wheeled Division Individual: $25
•    Family of 4: $80
•    1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: $15
•    Kids 13 and under: $10

A portion of the proceeds raised stay in each host race community to support local veterans, their families and first responders. Fifty percent of the Doylestown race’s proceeds will benefit Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 and the I M Able Foundation in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Remaining funds support Travis Manion Foundation Challenge Grants, which provide veterans and families of fallen service members support through service-based team-building events that foster camaraderie and facilitate successful life transitions.

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