The 9/11 Promise Run is a 240 mile relay, where teams run from the Pentagon and Ground Zero to honor those who gave fearlessly on 9/11 and to those who continue to fight for our country.
READY TO RUN?
All runners and volunteers must register and teams can be no larger than 10 people.
And because this is a charity event, all runners and volunteers must commit to raising $1,000. Piece of cake!
Hope For The Warriors
“No sacrifice forgotten, nor need unmet”
Established in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit organization that provides assistance to combat wounded service members and their families. As a Veteran Service Organization, they provide a full-cycle of care to restore self, family, and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen. They believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For the Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
“Serving America's Military Families”
Established in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to "build strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect". They assist military families during financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and families.
THE PENTAGON TO GROUND ZERO IN 3 DAYS
The 9/11 Promise Run is being held to keep a promise that was made 16 years ago when our country, the United States of America, was attacked. Many lives were lost and we continue to deal with the aftermath. This event will honor the lives of those lost, the emergency personnel who responded with the greatest of courage, the folks today that continue to fight for this country’s safety and freedom, here and abroad, and the children and families who were directly impacted.
Relay teams consisting of 8-10 people will run over the course of three days starting near the Pentagon on Saturday, 09/09/2017 and finishing at Ground Zero on Monday, 09/11/2017. Over the course of three days each team will cover approximately 245 miles. Each day the distance will vary. All teams must average a 10-minute mile pace to ensure that the mileage is covered. This is not a race – but an event that is being held for a bigger cause. There will be no winner – or second place or third place. Rather, two charities will reap the benefits of fundraising that will occur between April 1 and October 1, 2017. Each runner will experience a journey that will entail running for an amazing cause, a weekend of fun with family and friends, and the opportunity to never forget and to always keep that promise.