9/11 HEROES RUN

A SEPTEMBER 11TH 5K TO HONOR AND REMEMBER_

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9/11 Heroes Run
9/11 EVENTS IN COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

UNITING COMMUNITIES TO FULFILL A PROMISE TO NEVER FORGET


Each year, 9/11 Heroes Run events take place on or around September 11th, uniting 60,000 runners, walkers, ruckers, and volunteers in 90 communities nationwide. Organized by local Spartan leaders, the events honor the first responders who gave their lives on September 11th, 2001, and the service members who stepped up to serve in the wars that followed. Each event helps to ensure our nation fulfills the promise to never forget for generations to come.

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Honor Our Heroes

GET INVOLVED WITH A 9/11 EVENT NEAR YOU

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Register to join a 9/11 Heroes Run

Sign up for an event happening in one of 90 communities across the country. Find a 9/11 Heroes Run near you to join local Spartans by running, walking, or rucking to honor the heroes of 9/11.

REGISTER TODAY >>
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Register as a Virtual Participant

Sign up to run, walk, or ruck the 9/11 Heroes Run on your own as a virtual participant. Complete your own 5K any day in September, anywhere, to fulfill our shared promise to remember and honor those who sacrificed on 9/11.

REGISTER AS A VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT >>
03

Host or Join a Shadow Event

Shadow Events are smaller, community-run 9/11 Heroes Run events. Join local Spartans in person to run, walk, or ruck and honor those lost on September 11, 2001, and the men and women who have served in the wars since. Shadow events are informal and smaller than other in-person events.

FIND OR HOST A SHADOW EVENT >>

2024 9/11 Heroes Run Map

Find a Race Near You
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Shadow Events Start Time: 9:00am
    01 - Sep - 2024 thru 15-Oct-2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Virtual Runner Start Time: 9:00am
    01 - Sep - 2024 thru 15-Oct-2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Canton, GA Start Time: 8:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Murfreesboro, TN Start Time: 8:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Houston, TX Start Time: 8:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Detroit, MI Start Time: 9:00am
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  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Raleigh, NC Start Time: 9:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Salt Lake City, UT Start Time: 9:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Richmond, VA Start Time: 9:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 New York City, NY Start Time: 9:00am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Chicago, IL Start Time: 9:11am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Boston/New England, MA Start Time: 9:30am
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Madisonville, KY Start Time: 8:00pm
    07 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Start Time: 8:30am
    08 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Orange County, CA Start Time: 9:00am
    08 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 West Chester, PA Start Time: 9:00am
    08 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Mahoning Valley, OH Start Time: 9:00am
    08 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Destin, FL Start Time: 9:00am
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  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Denver, CO Start Time: 9:00am
    08 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Pennsauken, NJ Start Time: 9:11am
    08 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Cleveland, OH Start Time: 6:30pm
    11 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Memphis, TN Start Time: 5:00pm
    13 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 San Antonio, TX Start Time: 7:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 El Paso, TX Start Time: 8:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Austin, MN Start Time: 8:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Phoenix, AZ Start Time: 8:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 New Orleans, LA Start Time: 8:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Jacksonville, FL Start Time: 8:30am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Tacoma, WA Start Time: 9:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Raritan/Bridgewater, NJ Start Time: 9:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Snohomish, WA Start Time: 9:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Pittsburgh, PA Start Time: 9:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Feasterville, PA Start Time: 9:00am
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  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Charleston, SC Start Time: 9:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Philadelphia, PA Start Time: 9:00am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Atlanta, GA Start Time: 9:11am
    14 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Huntsville, AL Start Time: 9:00am
    15 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Austin, TX Start Time: 9:00am
    15 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Saginaw, MI Start Time: 10:00am
    15 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Ann Arbor, MI Start Time: 10:00am
    15 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Annapolis, MD Start Time: 11:00am
    15 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Baton Rouge, LA Start Time: 8:00am
    21 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Northern Virginia (NOVA) Start Time: 8:00am
    22 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Virginia Beach, VA Start Time: 8:00am
    28 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Tampa, FL Start Time: 8:46am
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  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 San Diego, CA Start Time: 9:00am
    29 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Lehigh Valley, PA Start Time: 2:00pm
    29 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 2024 Doylestown, PA Start Time: 2:00pm
    29 - Sep - 2024 Get Involved
REGISTER AS A 9/11 HEROES RUN VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT

CAN'T FIND A 9/11 RUN NEAR YOU? RUN, WALK, OR RUCK AS A VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT BELOW OR FIND A COMMUNITY-BASED SHADOW EVENT HERE

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Additional Details
  • Registration Pricing & Timeline

    In-Person Event Pricing

    • Until July 31 @ 11:59pm
      • 5K Individual Registration: $31
      • Family 4 Pack Registration: $104
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $28
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration $36
      • GORUCK Family 4 Pack Registration: $124
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $32.50
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up 
    • August 1 - August 22 @ 11:59pm
      • 5K Individual Registration: $33.50
      • Family Pack of 4 Registration: $114
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $30.50
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration: $38.50
      • GORUCK Family 4 Pack Registration: $134
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $35
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up 
    • August 23 - Day Before Race (Online Registration Closure)
      Only those registered by 11:59pm ET on August 31, are guaranteed a race shirt or participant swag (including GORUCK patch for registered ruckers) on race day. All those registered September 1 - October 15 may receive swag on a rolling basis.
      • 5K Individual Registration: $36
      • Family 4 Pack Registration: $124
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $33
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration: $41
      • GORUCK 5K Family 4 Pack Registration: $144
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $37.50
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up
    • Race Day (if applicable)
      • 5K Individual Registration: $41
      • Family 4 Pack Registration: $134
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $36
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration: $46
      • GORUCK Family 4 Pack Registration: $149
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $41.50
        • Must show valid government ID at packet pick-up

    Shadow Event Pricing

    • All Season Long (Shadow Event pricing does not change throughout the season.) 
      All registered will receive a race shirt and participant swag (including GORUCK patch for registered ruckers) via direct mail on a rolling basis beginning in September.
      • Shadow Event 5k Individual Registration: $36
      • Shadow Event 5k Family 4 Pack Registration: $124
      • Shadow Event 5k Active Duty or First Responder: $32.50
      • Shadow Event GORUCK Registration: $41
      • Shadow Event GORUCK Family 4-Pack: $144
      • Shadow Event GORUCK Active Duty or First Responder: $37

    Virtual Participant Pricing

    • Until July 31 @ 11:59pm
      • Virtual Runner 5k Individual Registration: $36 (includes shipping)
      • Virtual Runner 5k Family 4 Pack Registration: $124
      • Virtual Runner 5k Active Duty or First Responder: $32.50
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Registration: $41
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Family 4-Pack: $144
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Active Duty or First Responder: $37
    • August 1 - August 22 @ 11:59pm
      • Virtual Runner 5k Individual Registration: $39 (includes shipping)
      • Virtual Runner 5k Family 4 Pack Registration: $136
      • Virtual Runner 5k Active Duty or First Responder: $35.50
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Registration: $44
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Family 4-Pack: $156
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Active Duty or First Responder: $40
    • August 23 - October 15, 2024
      All registered will receive a race shirt and participant swag (including GORUCK patch for registered ruckers) via direct mail on a rolling basis beginning in September.
      • Virtual Runner 5k Individual Registration: $42 (includes shipping)
      • Virtual Runner 5k Family 4 Pack Registration: $148
      • Virtual Runner 5k Active Duty or First Responder: $38.50
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Registration: $47
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Family 4-Pack: $168
      • Virtual Runner GORUCK Active Duty or First Responder: $43
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is TMF a tax-exempt, not-for-profit charity?

    Yes, TMF is 501(c)(3) that returns an average of 91% of all donations back to programming for veterans and military families of the fallen. TMF's EIN# is 41-2237951.

    Is my personal registration fee tax-deductible?

    The fee to participate in a 9/11 Heroes Run event is not deductible, but any additional donation made on top of your registration fee qualifies.

    Are the race participant t-shirts true to size?

    All race shirts are pre-shrunk, 65% Polyester / 35% Ringspun cotton. They typically run true to size and 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 runner swag?

    All participants who register by 11:59 PM on August 31 will be guaranteed a race shirt and participant swag by event day.

    Limited extra shirts may be available at select in-person events for those who register between September 1 and event day. If extras are not available, these participants can connect with a TMF staff member on-site to request their swag via direct mail.

    Virtual and Shadow Event registrants who sign up between September 1 and October 15 will receive their race shirt and participant swag in the mail on a rolling basis.

    When will I get my runner swag?

    Registrants for in-person races will receive race swag packet pickup information from their race directors, closer to the date of the event. Shadow Event and Virtual registrants will receive their official race shirt, race bib, and runner swag via direct mail. Packages ship 5-7 days after registration, beginning in mid-July and continuing on a rolling basis. 

    Do I have to run or can I walk?

    Walking is allowed and welcome.

    Are there age limitations?

    Registrants of all ages are welcome. TMF encourages family participation so that our future generations can develop an understanding and appreciation for the sacrifices of 9/11.

    How do I register to volunteer at a race location?

    Anyone may register to volunteer at no charge. Select the “Volunteer” option during the registration process for your desired location.   

    Do you offer team registrations?

    Yes. To register as part of a team, follow the normal registration process and simply select to add a team name (or select an already existing team name) to add to your registration details.

    Is there a military discount to participate?

    Yes. We are pleased to offer a special rate for active-duty military and first responders. Simply select the “Active Duty Military or “First Responder” ticket option to register at a discounted rate.  

    Can I get a refund on my ticket or donation if I decide not to participate, incur an injury, or decide to pass my registration to someone else?

    There are no refunds or transfers of registrations for any reason.

    Can I change my registration after I checkout?

    You may contact our team to change your event type after you have completed registration. However, you will not receive a refund if you switch to an event type at a lower ticket price. You will be asked to pay the difference if your new ticket type is of higher cost.

    What should be done in the case of inclement weather?

    All 9/11 Heroes Runs will take place regardless of rain. In the event of a major weather emergency, your race location may reschedule the race at their discretion. If your event is canceled you will not be refunded your registration fee; however, it will be deemed 100% tax-deductible as a donation to TMF’s 9/11 Heroes Run.

    Can I register on race day?

    Not all locations will offer race-day registration. Please check your race location details page. Participants are not guaranteed a race shirt and participant swag on the same day if they wait to sign up on race day. If additional shirts are not available on-site, registrants can request their swag be mailed to them.

    Are running strollers permitted?

    Typically running strollers are permitted but please check with your specific race location. Not all races take place on flat pavement or are stroller-compatible. Out of respect for participants without strollers, those with strollers should start at the back of the pack.

    Do Virtual GORUCK participants receive a patch?

    Yes, Virtual GORUCK registrants will receive a 9/11 Heroes Run patch. Patches and shirts will be mailed directly to participants starting in September.

    Is there a minimum weight requirement to ruck?

    There is NO minimum weight requirement to ruck the 9/11 Heroes Run. Everyone registered for the rucking division will receive the patch regardless of the weight they carry.

    To compete for a medal in the GORUCK division, you must follow the weight requirements and weigh in before the start of the event. Please read the rules and requirements here and contact Jessica Gardner, National Manager for the 9/11 Heroes Run, at info@911heroesrun.org with any questions.

    Are participant medals given for completing the 5K?

    Finisher medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each age bracket of the 5K Run and to the top three male and female finishers overall for the GORUCK division at each in-person event. Age brackets vary at each location and are set based on the ages of the registrants. Participant medals are not given.

    Shadow Event and Virtual participants who submit their individual results are eligible to win finisher medals.

     

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