A ceremony honoring civilians, first responders and veterans with the message to challenge the living by honoring the fallen will be emceed by WNYT’s Benita Zahn and begin shortly after 8 a.m.
The 5K race will start at 8:30 a.m., and the 1-mile family fun run/walk will immediately follow. 100 percent of the proceeds from the race will go to programs that help veterans and their families—locally, through Patriot Hills, Inc and nationally, through the Travis Manion Foundation.
The race will follow a course that begins at High Rock Park—home to a memorial made of steel from the World Trade Center—continues through downtown Saratoga Springs, the trails of Congress Park and along the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding downtown.
There will be music, activities and food and drinks for all participants. To register, you can also go online at 911heroesrunsaratogasprings.eventbrite.com.
The 9/11 Heroes Run is thankful to all of its sponsors who have taken on the motto “If not me, then who” through their generous contributions.
The foundation’s mission is to assist wounded and disabled veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes. The foundation will continue service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and veterans.
“The Mission Continues” fellowship program was started by a navy seal Travis met while on deployment. It is designed to honor the fallen by challenging the living through community service and volunteerism. The fellowships provide monetary grants to cover the cost of living expenses for wounded and disabled veterans who still have the desire to serve but who’s disabilities prevent further service in the military.
The “Character Does Matter” Leadership Program was created to inspire the next generation of leaders in the spirit of 1st Lt. Travis Manion and the thousands of other young men and women who courageously gave their all for our tomorrow.
TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) Good Grief Seminar for families of the fallen is sponsored and completely funded by the TMF. These seminars provide emotional support and healing while touching the lives of more than 150 families every year who have lost loved ones serving our country.