On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Houston hosted the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run at Houston City Hall.
This is a national event honoring the victims of 9/11 and the wars since, and this was the ninth year that Houston was honored to host this great venue.
Once again, Houston had one of the largest races in the nation with nearly 2,500 runners along with hundreds of spectators, display booths, military and law enforcement static displays.
“We also had numerous military, police, and first responder agencies from around the greater Houston area participating in this year’s events,” coordinator Greg Fremin (HPD Retired) said. “HPD Cadet Classes 241 and 242 also ran the race in formation and once again, HPD brought home the Chief’s Cup.”
The race was truly honored to have U.S. Congressman and Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw as our guest of honor.
Total race proceeds for this year’s event was nearly $67,000 and benefactors include the Travis Manion Foundation, Assist the Officer, Operation Lone Star and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Local 341, Fremin said.
ATO’s Gabriela Gregory said ATO gave away free GELU Italian Ice to all runners to thank them for honoring first responders and the military. “The sweetest ATO volunteers held signs and promoted the free sno cones to the runners.”