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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/rucker swag which will be mailed directly to you. Shipping will begin on 9/1 and continue on a rolling basis. Virtual Runner registration closes on 10/15.


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 an awesome guide to get you started fundraising today!  https://www.travismanion.org/p2ptips/

Do I get a patch for rucking the Virtual Run and when will I receive my patch?

Absolutely! Patches and shirts will be mailed directly to participants of the Virtual GORUCK division starting in September and continuing through the end of Virtual Runner registration which closes October 15th.

Is there a minimum weight requirement for the GORUCK division?

There are two answers to this question!

Answer 1: If you just want to earn your GORUCK 9/11 Heroes Run patch and have some fun, there is NO minimum weight requirement to ruck the 9/11 Heroes Run. Carry a yoga block if you want and the little ones are welcome to carry their favorite stuffed animals! Everyone registered for the GORUCK division will receive the patch after completion of the event regardless of the weight they carry.

Answer 2: If you want to compete 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 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! Please read the rules and requirements for competing in the competitive GORUCK division! 

Are participant medals given for completing the 5K?

Top 3 finisher medals are given to the top 3 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.

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