SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 7, 2013) – The Resiliency Project co-founder Troy Willis announced this week that the Iron Cross Hero Run/Relay, an annual 9.11-mile run started in Roseburg, OR in 2009, will add a second venue this year at the Presidio of San Francisco.
“We wanted to share the event with another community,” Willis says. “Our goal with the Iron Cross Hero Run in both Roseburg and San Francisco is to honor veterans and first responders.”
The Iron Cross Hero Run/Relay began five years ago to pay tribute to the memory of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, those who still fight for our freedom, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.
The race begins with a traditional Armed Forces memorial service, including a flag folding ceremony, live taps, colors presentation and bag pipes. Immediately following, the 9.11-mile run/relay begins. In San Francisco, participants will run three loops around the Presidio of San Francisco; in Roseburg, participants will run three loops around Stewart Park, where the Roseburg Veteran’s Administration Hospital grounds are located. Runners may complete one, two or three loops, or complete it as a relay with other runners.
Integral to the event, all participants will fall in line behind the Iron Cross, the event’s namesake, which functions as a symbol of our nation’s “not forgotten” heroes.
In San Francisco, participants will meet at the San Francisco National Cemetery at 1 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco. In Roseburg, OR participants will meet at the Roseburg National Cemetery at 1770 West Harvard, Roseburg. Both events begin at 9:00 a.m. and are open and free to all who want to participate. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call 415-722-2400.
About the Resiliency Project
Committed to returning our current and retired armed service members to physical and mental health, the Resiliency Project is a collaborative effort between the CrossFit community and health practitioners. They are dedicated to helping our service members by putting recovery and mobility tools, such as Marc Pro muscle recovery devices, into the hands of veterans and soldiers in the field.
Backed by CrossFit athletes, coaches and health care providers, the Resiliency Project’s vision is to provide a way for our tactical athletes — particularly those returning from war — to integrate into civilian life, defeat their depression and ultimately stop the number of vets who take their own lives.
For more information, please visit www.resiliency-project.org.