Why do we run?

Overview


Run for the Fallen CT serves as a memorial for all servicemen and women who lost their lives serving our country during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and other post-9/11 conflicts; specifically the sixty-five fallen service members from Connecticut. This event is also a tribute to ALL United States servicemen and women who have given their lives throughout history in all conflicts.

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The Event


The annual running event and gathering takes place in Middletown, CT and honors our military heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is an all-day event designed around a 65KM run that dedicates one kilometer to each of the fallen 65 men and women from CT. The run is divided into eight laps beginning and ending at Veterans Memorial Park, home of the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial (CTHM). There will be a large memorial ceremony in the afternoon upon completion of the final lap. This year, the ceremony will include an official opening and dedication of the CTHM.

2016 Event

How can you help?

Run/Walk


Join us as we honor Connecticut’s 65 fallen heroes by running/walking in their memory. Each of the 65KM kilometers will be dedicated to a fallen service member from CT. A paved track around the CTHM will be available for individuals interested in walking and learning about the 65 Fallen.
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Volunteer


Run for the Fallen has been a success in the past due to the hard work and dedication of volunteers who donate their time each year. We are always looking for people to join our team of volunteers. If you are interested in sharing your time, please register to volunteer at the next event!
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Donate


Run for the Fallen CT is a free event for the community serving as a memorial for those we’ve lost. Donations and sponsors are needed every year to assist with the cost of the run and ceremony. Please visit our Donations page for more information.
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