BERNARDS TWP., NJ. - Marine Capt. Stanford H. Shaw III, the Ridge High School 2002 graduate who was killed in a training exercise off Florida in March is being honored Sunday morning at the 9/11 Heroes Run being hosted by the Ridge Boys Lacrosse team in partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation, and the local race director, Brian Byrne.
The 9/11 Heroes Run is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Pleasant Valley Park, 3405 Valley Road in Basking Ridge.
Participants can register at www.911heroesrun.org and select Basking Ridge, NJ, or 07920. Here is the direct link to the information online. Participants can register as an individual or anyone can join as a team member by entering RIDGE LACROSSE 2016.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and will close at 8:15 am. Runners must pick up their numbers during Registration on race day. The race will begin at 8:30 am. The race course is two cross country loops around the park and is a combination of macadam, stone and grass. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners in various age groups. Please see www.911heroesrun.org for registration. Early bird pricing ends July 31st. Military, Police, and Firemen discounts available.
A portion of the proceeds raised from the race will be donated in honor of Captain Stanford F. Shaw, according to the lacrosse team's information. Captain Shaw was one of seven Marines killed during a training exercise off the Florida coast on March 10, 2015.
Each year, the Travis Manion Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in honor of fallen hero 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, hosts the 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race series to bring communities together to remember the events of September 11th. This year, there will be more than 50 races across the country, including the one taking place in Basking Ridge.