Media Kit

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Total Raised


Each Scholarship

$5K – $15K

Students Supported



The 9.11 Promise, established in 2016, began as one event held to keep a promise that was made in 2001 when our country, the United States of America, was attacked. The event was held to honor the lives lost, as well as the emergency personnel and military who responded with the greatest of courage. In 2016, a team of only seven runners from different backgrounds came together and ran from the Pentagon in Washington, DC to Ground Zero in New York City while raising over $23K all of which went to charity. During this run, they connected and formed friendships with local fire departments, police departments and community members. They remembered, and they honored.

“I am beyond thrilled and honored to have been awarded the 9.11 Promise Scholarship towards my tuition as I continue my journey at the University of Michigan to be a registered nurse.  I am a proud child of a first responder (FDNY)  and your contribution towards my education has been nothing short of a blessing.”

-Colleen Kelly
2022 Recipient

Our Promise

Today, our mission has expanded to honor all first responders and military personnel who continue to serve and sacrifice for our community and country. Our promise is to provide scholarships to the children of disabled or deceased first responders and veterans, to recognize the service of their parents, and ensure that those children have a chance to succeed despite losing a major pillar of support.

The Event

Our signature event consists of athletes from all backgrounds coming together on September 9th to run from Washington, D.C. to Ground Zero, or to bike from D.C. to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. Athletes are supported by various fire houses along their respective 200+ mile routes, ultimately finishing their journey on September 11th. To participate, athletes raise money for the 9.11 Promise Scholarship Program, which awards post-secondary scholarships to children of first responders and military service members

September 2023

This year’s event sees ten run, bike, and virtual event teams coming together with a goal of raising $100,000 directly supporting scholarships for the children of first responders and service members. The teams are made up of dynamic volunteers with backgrounds spanning fire departments, veterans, and former scholarship recipients. 

Starting on September 9th, run and bike athletes will gather at the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. Over three days, these athletes go on a journey of Promise, Remembrance, and Honor. Teams of runners run 240 miles to Ground Zero in New York City while teams of cyclists bike 200 miles to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. The event culminates in athletes finishing their journey on September 11th. These events are supported by various firehouses along the respective routes. Athletes raise money all of which goes towards scholarships that are awarded to the children of heroes.

 Follow @The9.11Promise to live updates and stories from the run.


Brand Guide

This comprehensive brand guide details the logo usage, typography, and colors of The 9.11 Promise and its events.

Logos (Print)

This is a complete collection of logo assets suitable for CMYK print usage, including 300 dpi PNG and EPS files.

Logos (Screen/Web)

This is a complete collection of logo assets suitable for RGB web or screen usage, including 72 dpi PNG files.

Past Event Photos

This is a sample collection of some photos from past Run/Bike events that are free for use in promotion of 9.11 Promise activities.

Wilmington CrossFit athletes take part in 9/11 Promise Run

WWAY Wilmington

Members of SeaCoast CrossFit in Wilmington traveled to Washington D.C. on Saturday to begin their journey at the Pentagon Memorial, and Monday, they will reach their final destination at Ground Zero in New York City, marking this somber day in history. 

Runners change lives for children of 9.11 heroes with 240mile Pentagon to Ground Zero run

The Mirror

Launched by Jennifer Depoto in 2016, the 9.11 Promise run had humble beginnings with just seven runners – but now transforms the lives of children who have lost a first responder parent in the line of duty

9/11 Promise Run: Annual race from Pentagon to Ground Zero provides ‘God moments,’ founder says

Fox News

Honoring our nation’s first responders and remembering the fallen every September 11th is a tradition that many proud Americans partake in across the country.

This includes the founder and president of 9/11 Promise nonprofit, Jen Depoto. She is devoted to her work of paying tribute to our nation’s heroes.

What a group of local cyclists, runners are doing to honor this week’s 9/11 anniversary


A dedicated collection of runners and cyclists will commemorate this week’s anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks by traveling from Arlington to New York City on Monday. Participants in the “9/11 Promise Run” are leaving the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington and are traveling over the next three days to Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Ground Zero in New York.