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911 Hero’s Run

THIS YEAR, THE VETERANS ADVENTURE NETWORK AND THE TRAVIS MANION FOUNDATION TEAM UP FOR THE FIRST-EVER 9/11 HEROES RUN IN TAMPA, FLORIDA.

“IF NOT ME, THEN WHO”

The inspiration for the foundation comes from its namesake. Dedicated to 1st LT Travis Manion, USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of his patrol in 2007. TMF carries on the legacy of selfless service and leadership embodied by Travis and all who have served or continue to serve our nation.

Our Powerful Mantra

Before his final deployment to Iraq, Travis left us with a simple but powerful ethos. “If Not Me, Then Who…” describes the sense of duty that service members and their families feel. Today it is a constant reminder for all of us to live with character and put the interests of others before our own.

TRAVIS MANION, 1980-2007

The Man Whose Life Inspires Others

On April 29, 2007, an experienced Iraq war veteran from the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st LT Travis Manion, and his fellow Marines were ambushed while searching a suspected insurgent house in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. As he led the counterattack against the enemy forces, Travis was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while aiding and drawing fire away from his wounded teammates. His courageous acts allowed every member of his patrol to survive.

Travis was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with Valor for his actions. His legacy continues to grow through the work of TMF, inspiring people to make an impact by serving others.

For more information on the 9/11 Heroes run, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Tampa/911HeroesRunTampaFL

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