9/11 Heroes Run – Great Lawn Park, Sunday, September 11th, 2022

The 9/11 Heroes Run is a 5k race honoring our heroes: those lost on September 11th and in the wars since, as well as the veterans, active duty, first responders, inspired civilians and families of the fallen that support them. This race benefits the Travis Manion Foundation which empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. 

Join us to raise awareness and honor the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k welcomes runners, ruckers, and walkers of all levels and ages. 9/11 Heroes Run events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are 100% organized by local community volunteers. It is the perfect opportunity for you to personally come out and thank your local veterans, their families, and first responders in an annual, fun, and family-friendly environment!

Where:  Great Lawn Park 101 Yosemite St. Denver, CO 80230

When:  Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Who:  Denver Race Director–Melissa Vail denver@911heroesrun.org | 720-394-2486           

Race Website:  https://911heroesrundenver.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=10895

Park Closure Hours:  Barricades blocking entrances to the park off E. Lowry Blvd and N. Yosemite St. will be set at 6 a.m. and removed at 2 p.m. on race day

Event Timeline: 

6:00 a.m. — Race committee and vendors arrive                                        8:30 a.m. — Opening Ceremony with honorary speakers

7:15 a.m. — Volunteers Arrive                                                                      9:00 a.m. — 5k race starts

7:30 a.m. — Registration/Packet Pick up tent opens                                   9:30 a.m. — Vendor Village opens

8:00 a.m. — Vendor Village set up complete                                             10:30 a.m. — Awards ceremony

8:00 a.m. — Distinguished guests arrive                                                    2:00 p.m. — All race activities completed/Park opens to public

Anticipated Crowd Size:  300 runners, with an additional 100 volunteers and attendees

COVID Information:  This event will follow state and local public health orders and guidelines to ensure a safe event.  Everyone working at or attending the event should stay home if they feel ill, wear a mask or face recovering if required, practice social distancing if required, wash hands/use hand sanitizer at the stations provided.  Public Health Orders can change at any time and may require switching our event to a virtual run with little notice.

Vendor Village Information:  Our post-race village will include vendors providing information regarding their organizations, specialized hands-on training, food, and beverages. No alcohol will be served.

DJ Information:  DJ will be playing family friendly music for the race festivities that will be in full compliance of Chapter 36 of the Denver Municipal Code. DJ equipment will also be used by our guest speakers and master of ceremonies to make race-related announcements.Event Parking:  All race attendees will be notified via email to park in designated lots secured by race committee.