Sept. 9, 2017: 3rd Annual Alexandria 9/11 Heroes Run

Operation Renewed Hope Foundation is a beneficiary of the 2017 9/11 Heroes Run Race in Alexandria Virginia.

We are looking for runners, volunteers, and people to turn out and support our causes. Video from last year’s race:

What: 3rd Annual Alexandria 9/11 Heroes Run/Walk and ½ Mile Family Fun Run

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00am – Featuring:

  • Patriotic opening ceremony at 8:00am
  • 5K Run/Walk (Strollers welcome) – Chip Timed
  • ½ Mile Family Fun Run
  • Hall of Heroes – Be sure to leave a memory in the Guest Book
  • FREE pancake and bacon/sausage breakfast courtesy of IHOP
  • FREE coffee courtesy of Starbucks
  • Vendor Village with local companies and non-profit organizations
  • Fairfax County Fire Department and Police Department static displays
  • Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA) participation
  • Classic car-show courtesy of Alexandria Cars and Coffee
  • Vintage military vehicles
  • Marine Corps Poolees, Naval Sea Cadets, Police Explorers and Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
  • Star Wars characters
  • Kids shoot a live fire hose at a target
  • Dancers from Artspire VA – local non-profit that raises money to provide underprivileged children with performing and visual art experiences
  • Much more.

Where: Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

To Register to run:

Important! Please select “Operation Renewed Hope Foundation” from the pull-down menu to “Select an Existing Team.”

To Volunteer for Operation Renewed Hope Foundation: please email

About the Travis Manion Foundation
The Travis Manion Foundation is named for Travis Manion, a Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant who grew up until age ten in the Mount Vernon/Fort Hunt/Alexandria area, attended Hollin Meadows Elementary School, played sports with Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, was known for his leadership, character and courage and lived by the motto, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Travis was killed by a sniper in Iraq in 2007, while bravely assisting two of his fellow Marines to safety during an ambush.  Today, in addition to the 9/11 Heroes Run Race series, the TMF is working with the next generation of leaders in our Communities with Character Development in High Schools, with sports teams, Police Explorers and numerous other organizations. TMF also helps survivors of fallen heroes with Expeditions to get them out of their grief and sharing a bond with others who have lost loved ones in the wars since 9/11.