On September 12, 2015, the first 9/11 Heroes Run will be held in Athens. The run, which is being managed by Whitney Hollingsworth, will benefit the the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives. Whitney started running in high school, then began running competitively in 2003. She heard about the Travis Manion Foundation at a Marine Corps Run and decided she would like to bring the run to Athens.
The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and in the wars since: Veterans, first responders, civilians, and military forces. Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k +1M fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are organized by local volunteers who have asked themselves “If Not Me, Then Who” and are serving in their communities.
A large portion of the funds raised through the 9/11 Heroes Run are invested back into the race communities to support local veterans, first responders, troops and military families. The remaining proceeds support the Travis Manion Foundation’s community building projects, programs that inspire future leaders, initiatives that foster camaraderie, and events that support our veterans, service members, and their families.
The run, which begins and ends at the Alabama Veterans Museum, will start at 7:00am. Senator Bill Holtzclaw will speak at the opening ceremony. Please help us get the word out about the race. For more information, contact the museum or Whitney Hollingsworth at 256-651-7507. The museum is located at 100 W. Pryor st in Athens, AL.
Sandra Thompson, Director
Alabama Veterans Museum