Travis A. Manion 9/11 Heroes Run in Westerville

September 7, 2012 by  

The Travis A. Manion 9/11 Heroes Run is set to take place in Westerville this weekend, which is the last one before September 11.

The 5K run will start at 9:00 am tomorrow, September 8, though runners are asked to be in attendance by 8:00 am. Runners will gather at the Alum Creek Park at North 221 West Main Street. The race cost $25 per person and this year’s Westerville fundraiser goal is set at $5,000.

The Heroes Run in Westerville is only one of the 39 runs scheduled to be held the weekend prior to the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. It is also Ohio’s only run. Other runs in honor of fallen heroes from the 9/11 attacks take place across the United States, as well as at military bases located in Afghanistan, Japan, Uganda, Guam, and Bahrain.

Annual events and fundraisers typically use flyer printing to raise awareness about the activity to local community members and those in the surrounding area. Larger fundraising activities may also find banner printing useful to draw attention to specific areas or direct those in attendance to the proper area.

The Heroes Run in Westerville was brought to Ohio by former Marine Stephen Robbins, who said the run is intended to bring the community together in remembrance and honor of heroes who put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect it. The annual run will raise funds for the Travis A. Manion Foundation, as well as a variety of other local charities. Manion was a 26-year-old Marine killed on duty in 2007 while on his second tour in Afghanistan.