Joplin, MO - The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run was held Saturday, September 8, 2012 across the nation, in efforts to honor the fallen by challenging the living! Joplin, MO was selected to host the 9/11 Heroes Run with proceeds donated directly to the City of Joplin Police Department and the Travis Manion Foundation which is a non-profit organization that directly supports veterans, their families, and families of fallen service members. They do this by providing emergency assistance, scholarships, and other direct financial support when a family or veteran is in need; however, they've found the greatest impact and positive change occurs when the military community is challenged to continue to serve.
The Military rose to the the challenge with newly enlisted and veterans participating in the race. Spectators and participants cheered on the Army, Marines, Navy and Joplin's ROTC as they crossed through the finishline.
Congratulations to the Overall Male winner Michael Carman with a time of 19:31 and the Overall Female winner Kendra Boswell with a time of 21:30.
Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and participants for helping to support a great cause.
Please join the Starlit Running Company at their next race Twilight Thriller 5K/10K and 1 Mile Fun Run, Saturday, October 27, 2012.
You can also join us in Joplin, for the Pumpkin Run 5 Miler and 1 Mile Fun Run, Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Go to the ActNow Racing Facebook page for pictures and videos of the 9/11 Heroes Run!!