Is the Travis Manion Foundation a tax-exempt, not-for-profit charity?
Yes, the Travis Manion Foundation is 501(c)(3) as determined by the IRS. Our EIN# is: 41-2237951.
Is my personal registration fee to participate in the run tax deductible?
No, but any additional donation made on top of your registration fee is.
Are the race participant t-shirts true to size?
All race shirts are TulTex Style 0241TC Blend t-shirts: pre-shrunk, 65% Polyester / 35% Ringspun cotton. They typically run true to size in fit. Size exchanges are not available so if you are unsure, we recommend registering for one size larger.
Am I guaranteed a race shirt and participant swag?
ONLY online, pre-registered runners signed up by SEPTEMBER 1st are guaranteed a race shirt and participant swag. Inventory is first come, first serve while supplies last, so we urge you to register early.
Do I have to run or can I walk?
Walking is allowed and welcomed.
Are their age limitations?
How do I register to volunteer at a race location?
You are able to register to volunteer at no charge directly through the registration process.
Do you offer team registrations?
Yes. You can register as part of a team via the It's Your Race online registration process – after entering your name and information, simply select to add a team name (or select an already existing team name) to add to your registration details when entering your registration & payment details.
Is there a military discount to participate?
Yes! We are pleased to offer a special rate for military and and first responders.
Can I get a refund on my ticket or donation if I decide not to participate / incur an injury / realized I will not be in town for the event / would like pass my registration to someone else?
No, unfortunately there are no refunds or transfers of registrations for any reason.
What should be done in the case of inclement weather?
All 9/11 Heroes Runs will go whether rain or shine but in the event of a major weather emergency and your race location must cancel the race, your race fee will not be refunded – however, it will be deemed 100 percent tax deductible as a donation to the Travis Manion Foundation’s 9/11 Heroes Run
Can I register on race morning?
Depends on the specific location. Not all locations will offer race day registration so please check your race location details page. You also are not guaranteed a race shirt & participant swag if you wait to sign up on race day – ONLY those who register online before SEPTEMBER 1st are guaranteed a shirt and tag.
Are running strollers permitted?
Depends on the specific race location, but generally yes running strollers are permitted. However, out of respect for runners/walkers without strollers, those with strollers should start at the back of the main group so as to not create a ‘traffic jam.’ Double check with your specific race location to make sure the terrain will be compatible with strollers – not all races are on flat pavement.
Will I get a tee shirt and runner swag if I register as a Virtual Runner?
Yes, Virtual Runners will have an official race tee shirt, race bib, and runner swag which will be mailed directly to you, not shipping earlier than September 1st.
If I sign up to fund raise on behalf of the 9/11 Heroes Run, do you have any tips I can use?
Absolutely! Here is awesome guide to get you started fund raising today! http://www.travismanion.org/p2ptips/
Do I get a patch for rucking the Virtual Run and when will I receive my patch?
Patches will be mailed directly to participants starting in mid-August and continuing through the end of Virtual Runner Registration which closes November 1st. Participants of both Virtual Runner and actual race locations will receive patches.
Is there a minimum weight requirement to ruck?
The answer to this question is yes and no.
If you don't want to compete for a medal, there is no minimum weight requirement. Come out and ruck your yoga block if you want to! Just come out and have fun!
If you do want to compete for a medal in the GORUCK division, there is a minimum weight standard.
To compete for a medal, you must carry:
- 10 pounds if you weigh less than 150 pounds.
- 20 pounds if you weigh more than 150 pounds.
Rucks will be weight before the race for those who want to compete.
Your weight can be bricks, plates, sandbags, a loved one's belongings, or even books. Turn out gear and weight vests meeting the above weight standard also qualify. Water does not count toward your weight.
Will there be medals given for the GORUCK divisions?
At actual race locations, there will be a total of six medals given: one each to the top three male and top three female ruck finishers. There will be no age brackets in the GORUCK division!