The seventh annual 9/11 Heroes Run – postponed from Sept. 11 weekend to Veterans Day because of Hurricane Harvey – had a new venue this year, a condition coordinator Capt. Greg Fremin thought added to the excitement of this great event.
It was held at Houston City Hall. Fremin, the former Marine officer, takes great pride in the development of the Heroes Run, which is ranked as one of the best if not the best in the nation.
“The postponement due to Harvey resulted in a fewer number of participants,” Fremin said, “but we still drew big crowds because of the new central location as opposed to our locations in the past that were farther away from the center of Houston.
The 911 Heroes Run is held around the nation honoring our victims of 9/11 and the wars since and it was started in memory of USMC First Lt. Travis Manion.
Fremin said, “The event has become the signature event for the City of Houston for 9/11 ceremonies and for the past six years has been held at Ellington Airport. It was time to move the race closer to Houston so that it would be a better proximity and accessible venue for other Houston runners to participate in.”
This year’s Run drew several thousand people, including many from law enforcement and first responders from all over the Greater Houston area as well as representatives from each of the U. S. Military branches.
All proceeds from this years event will come back to Houston and benefit the Assist the Officer Foundation, the Houston Professional Firefighters Local 341 and the City of Houston Harvey Relief Fund.