Concluding Monday, Sept. 11, runners from across the country will gather at the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero to wrap the 9/11 Promise Run honoring those who gave fearlessly on 9/11 and to those who continue to fight for our country.
Starting three days earlier on Sept. 9 at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, relay teams of eight to 10 people ran approximately 245 miles ranging from 80-90 miles each day. All teams averaging a 10-minute mile pace to ensure that the mileage was covered. This is not a race—but an event that is being held for a bigger cause. There will be no winner or second or third place. Rather, three charities will reap the benefits of fundraising. Those charities include Hope For The Warriors, Operation Homefront and American Red Cross.
For more than a decade, Hope For The Warriors continues to provide a full cycle of care through many programs to restore self, family, and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
Three Marine warrior athletes participated with Team Hope For The Warriors—Marine Gunnery Sgt. Reginald Williams, Marine Sergeant Johnathon Solinsky and Marine Corporal Andrew Moreno—which provides athletes of all abilities the opportunity to engage the competitive spirit at endurance events.
In 2016, the 9/11 Promise Run raised $23K for two charities.