In light of the vastly growing Covid positive cases, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to transition our 9th Annual 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston to a Virtual 5K, but the opportunity to honor our heroes is NOT CANCELED. Now more than ever, let’s show our frontline heroes how much our Charleston community appreciates our men and women in uniform. While we may not be able to gather in person, we can still make sure they feel our love and support. If you haven’t already, we hope that you will register, helping us make this year’s virtual run the very best it can be! You must be registered by August 31st to receive your T-shirt and race swag during our Packet Pick-Up opportunities on September 10th and 11th. For those already registered, we appreciate your continued support and are looking forward to seeing your pictures and videos posted on our social media.
For details about our Virtual 5K, please see below:
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SUPPORT THE 9/11 HEROES RUN VIRTUALLY?
Like always, your registration will include our 2020 participant T-shirt, race bib and a Travis Manion Foundation branded face mask/neck gaiter.
You can Run, Walk or Ruck the 5K on your own terms and desired schedule. Choose your own location, time & date to do your 3.1 miles to honor those lost on 9/11, and our true American heroes. You can do it alone, or better yet, encourage your friends, family and coworkers to join you!
Participants are NOT required to document and/or submit their time.
Please note that you can participate in this Virtual 5K at any time beginning on September 11th, but to be eligible for a superlative award, all pictures/videos MUST be submitted by September 20th. More information about awards below…
WHAT ABOUT AWARDS?
We still want your team/agency participation! If you are Police, Fire, EMS, Miltary or affiliated with a department, please be sure to include your agency name under “Team Name” on your registration. The agency with the highest number of registered participants by September 11th will win the award for Top Overall Team for their service branch and we know you want bragging rights!
Spread the word! Our event being virtual allows the opportunity for out of town friends, family and supporters to join you by participating alongside you virtually, from anywhere in the world!
Show your support on Social Media! Be sure to tag @9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston in all your virtual race photos & videos! We want our page to be FLOODED with our community showing support for our heroes!
While we will not be awarding Top Finisher Medals this year, be sure to post your pics & videos to our 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston page between September 11th and September 20th for a chance to win some fun awards!
Awards to be distributed include: Most Patriotic Individual
Most Patriotic Team
Most Unique Location
Most Distant Destination
Most Patriotic Pet
Top Overall Team Participation
Top Military Team Participation
Top Law Enforcement Team Participation
Top Fire Department Team Participation
Top EMS Team Participation
Top Individual Fundraiser (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Top Fundraising Team (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Use our special hashtag to show your support… #5KToRememberTheDay
WHAT ABOUT PACKET PICK-UP?
There will be 2 In-Person opportunities for participants to pickup their race packets:
1). Thursday, September 10th at the HonkyTonk Saloon “Hometown Heroes Parking Lot Party”. Come pick up your packet anytime between 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the HonkyTonk Saloon, located at 192 College Park Rd, Ladson, SC 29456. For those registered or those that register day of, please enjoy a complimentary BBQ plate served from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm or come hangout during happy hour from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Anyone not registered can purchase a BBQ plate at the price of $10 for adults, or $5 for kids. This will be a family-friendly event with LIVE music entertainment, raffles, and more. We can’t wait to see you all there!
2). Friday, September 11th on Daniel Island, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. As always, we’ll be setup in the loop next to Charleston Fire & Police Department, located at 235 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island.
A reminder email will be sent out a week prior to Packet Pick-Up. Packets for out of town registered participants can be mailed upon request.