9/11 HEROES RUN

Run to Remember So Future Generations Don’t Forget_

UNITING COMMUNITIES TO HONOR + REMEMBER THE SACRIFICES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH

Our 9/11 Heroes Run events unite communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of all of our nation’s heroes, from the first responders who came to the aid of thousands of Americans in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, to the service members who have served with pride since.

 

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Honor Our Heroes

Get Involved with our 9/11 Heroes Run

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Run to Honor

Register for an in-person race in your community or participate virtually. Find a race near you on the map below or sign up to run, walk, or ruck on your own as a virtual participant.

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Donate

No running shoes needed--you can honor our nation’s heroes today simply by giving. Your contribution will go toward supporting future events and other efforts to empower our nation’s veterans and families of fallen heroes.

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Start a 9/11 Heroes Run Fundraiser

Our most engaged Spartans honor first responders, veterans, and fallen heroes by starting peer-to-peer fundraisers. To get started, simply sign up as a peer-to-peer fundraiser or register for a 9/11 Heroes Run event and you’ll receive your own page to share with your social media network, friends, and family.

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9/11 Heroes Run

Annual 5K Events to Remember

Uniting Communities + Honoring Sacrifices


Since 2008, at our inaugural 9/11 Heroes Run event in Doylestown, PA, runners, walkers, and ruckers have come together to honor our nation’s first responders who selflessly sacrificed on September 11th and service members who have served in the wars since. Since our first race, we’ve expanded to races in over 90 communities worldwide, uniting 60,000 people each year.

2022 9/11 Heroes Run Map

Find a Race Near You or Register as a Virtual Runner Below

  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 Virtual Runner

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    11 - Sep - 2022 thru 11-Oct-2022 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 College Station, TX

    Start Time: 9:30am
    01 - Oct - 2022 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 Salt Lake City, UT

    Start Time: 9:30am
    01 - Oct - 2022 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 Doylestown, PA

    Start Time: 2:00pm
    09 - Oct - 2022 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 El Paso, TX

    Start Time: 8:00am
    15 - Oct - 2022 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 Chicago, IL

    Start Time: 9:00am
    15 - Oct - 2022 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2022 Detroit, MI

    Start Time: 9:00am
    15 - Oct - 2022 Get Involved
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Additional Details

  • Registration Pricing & Timeline
    • Until July 31 @ 11:59pm
      • 5K Individual Registration: $30
      • Family 4 Pack Registration: $100
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $27
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration $35
      • GORUCK Family 4 Pack Registration: $115
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $31.50
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
    • August 1 - August 22 @ 11:59pm
      • 5K Individual Registration: $32.50
      • Family Pack of 4 Registration: $105
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $29.25
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration: $37.50
      • GORUCK Family 4 Pack Registration: $120
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $33.75
      • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
    • August 23 - DATE TBD (Online Registration Closure)
      • 5K Individual Registration: $35
      • Family 4 Pack Registration: $115
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $31.50
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration: $40
      • GORUCK 5K Family 4 Pack Registration: $125
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $36
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
      • NOTE: If you are not registered by 11:59pm EST on August 31, you are not guaranteed a race shirt or participant memorabilia
    • Race Day (if applicable)
      • 5K Individual Registration: $40
      • Family 4 Pack Registration: $130
      • 5K Active Duty Military or First Responder: $35
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty 
      • GORUCK 5K Registration: $45
      • GORUCK Family 4 Pack Registration: $145
      • GORUCK 5K Active Duty or First Responder: $40.50
        • 10% discount - will be required to show valid government ID when picking up packet for active duty
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Yes, TMF is 501(c)(3) as determined by the IRSthat returns, on average, 90% of all donations received back to programming for veterans and military families of the fallen. Our 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 is.

    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 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 runner swag?

    Only participants who register by September1st will be guaranteed a race shirt and participant swag. Swag is limited and distributed on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last, so we urge all participants to register before September 1st.

    Do I have to run or can I walk?

    Walking is allowed and welcome.

    Are there age limitations?

    Registrants of all ages are welcome.

    How do I register to volunteer at a race location?

    Anyone may register to volunteer at no charge. Select the button “Volunteer” at the top of this page and register through the same event registration process as race participants.  

    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/would like to pass my registration to someone else?

    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 take place in the event of rain. In the event of a major weather emergency, your race location may reschedule the race. In the event that your race is canceled, your registration fee will not be refunded – 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 if they wait to sign up on race day. Only those who register online before September1st are guaranteed swag.

    Are running strollers permitted?

    Typically running strollers are permitted but please check with your specific race location. Not all races are 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 to avoid a ‘traffic jam.’

    Will I get runner swag if I register as a Virtual Runner?

    Virtual runners will receive an official race shirt, race bib, and runner swag. Shipping will begin on September 1st and continue on a rolling basis. Virtual Runner registration closes on October 15th.

    Do you have any tips for fundraising for the 9/11 Heroes Run?

    Here is a guide to help you get started fundraising today: https://www.travismanion.org/peer-to-peer-fundraising

    Do Virtual Run participants receive a GORUCK patch?

    Virtual Runner GORUCK registrants will receive 2022 9/11 Heroes Run GORUCK patches. Patches and shirts will be mailed directly to participants of the Virtual GORUCK division starting in September and continuing through October 15th. 

    Is there a minimum weight requirement to ruck?

    To participate and earn your GORUCK 9/11 Heroes Run patch for fun, there is NO minimum weight requirement to ruck the 9/11 Heroes Run. Everyone registered for the GORUCK division will receive the patch after completion of the event regardless of the weight they carry.

    Tocompete for a medal in the GORUCK division, there are weight requirements and you must weigh in prior to the start of the event. Please read those rules and requirements here and contact us with any questions.

    Will there be medals given for the GORUCK divisions?

    At in-person 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 are no age brackets. Please read the rules and requirements for competing in the competitive GORUCK division.

    9/11 Heroes Run GORUCK Division Rules and Requirements 

    The GORUCK division of the TMF 9/11 Heroes Run requires participants to carry a weighted rucksack or other type weighted backpack. We welcome ruckers of all levels to join us and earn a patch, but to compete for a top finisher medal in the GORUCK division, your ruck must contain the prescribed additional weight based on body weight:

    • For participants weighing 149 lbs or less, a 10-pound weight is required to qualify for the competitive GORUCK division.

    • For those weighing 150 lbs or more, a 20-pound weight is required to qualify for the competitive GORUCK division.

    • Weighted vests are now allowed and do qualify for the competitive GORUCK division.

    • LEOs and Firefighters in full turnout gear also qualify for the competitive GORUCK division.

    • We will weigh your ruck, but not your body! Your body weight is on the honor system.  

    Rucks will be weighed at each event prior to the start. Ruckers ​will receive a red Tyvek bracelet and a special mark on their running bib showing their ruck has met the standard for medal consideration. ​Rucks must be compliant with the prescribed weight for the duration of the event. 

    Ruck for fun!​ We enthusiastically welcome ruckers who choose not to carry the minimum weight requirement to participate in the 9/11 Heroes Run and earn their patch! These participants will skip the weigh-in before the event and will not qualify for medal consideration. Come on out and ruck your yoga block! 

    All participants are required to supply their own rucks and weights. 

    Medals: 

    Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and the top 3 overall female GORUCK finishers who cross the finish line with rucks that meet the weight standard outlined above. ​There are no age brackets in the GORUCK division.

    Patches: 

    Every registered participant of the GORUCK division will receive this year’s exclusive 9/11 Heroes Run GORUCK patch no matter what amount of weight they carry. 

    Approved Weight list: 

    Ruckers can carry almost any items to meet the standard weight outlined above. In previous years we’ve seen ruckers carry the following items in their rucks to meet weight requirements: 

    • Steel plates

    • Bricks

    • Dumbbells

    • Ankle weights

    • Books

    • The gear of a fallen loved one 

    *Water bladders or anything else that can be emptied during the event will not qualify as weight. 

    *Children are not approved weight for the GORUCK division.  

    Are participant medals given for completing the 5K?

    The top three finisher medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each age bracket of the 5K Run. Age brackets vary at each location and are set based on the ages of the registrants. Participant medals are not given.

     

2022 Corporate Leaderboards

Top Three Registrations:


  1. Bristol Myers Squibb
  2. Truist
  3. USAA Small Business Insurance

Top Three Fundraisers:


  1. Bristol Myers Squibb
  2. Johnson & Johnson
  3. Truist
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