August 29, 2016

Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008

Travis Manion Foundation to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run at Ellington Airport

Houston, TX -  Council Member Martin is exited to announce that on Saturday, September 10, 2016, Houston will host the Travis Manion Foundation's 9/11 Heroes Run to be held at Ellington Airport. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The 9/11 Heroes Run is held to ensure that no one forgets the sacrifices of so many that day and in the decade since.  The proceeds from this event will go to assist wounded veterans, injured police officers and firefighters, as well as, the families of fallen heroes and veterans. Come join Council Member Martin, runners and volunteers as we honor our Heroes.  Our goal is to never forget the sacrifices of veterans, first responders, and civilians during the tragic events of September 11th. 

Each year on September 11th, in memory of Travis Manion's sacrifice, the Travis Manion Foundation brings local communities together for a 9/11 Heroes Run to remember, honor and support our men and women in the Armed Services, Police, Firefighter and First Responder communities who protect and serve our country every day.   In 2015, Houston led the nation with the most monies raised along with runner's participation.  Nationally, there were more than 50,000 runners and supporters in 55 different cities who laced up running shoes to remember the sacrifices of so many.   This year the Foundation's goal is to dramatically increase run locations on the 15th Anniversary of the attacks of 9/11.

Travis Manion was a young United States Marine. He was deployed to Iraq on December 26, 2006, for his second tour as part of a Military Transition Team.  During his final patrol mission on Sunday, April 29, 2007, Travis was killed by enemy sniper fire while fighting courageously to defend against an enemy ambush. 
For more information, or to register for the event, please go to  If you are interested in volunteering your time for this cause, please contact Captain Greg Fremin at 713-635-0225 or Captain Bryan Bennett at 713-247-8946. You may also  contact the District E office by calling (832) 393-3008 or emailing at .