The 8th annual Run For The Fallen CT will be held at the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial (CTHM) located at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown, CT. We invite all runners, volunteers and visitors to attend this very special ceremony supporting our fallen heroes and their families. We also welcome military/veteran service organizations who are interested in sharing information about their organizations. Please contact us for further information about setting up a booth.
Address: Walnut Grove Rd., Middletown, CT 06457
Parking will be on-site at Veterans Memorial Park. The park entrance for the event is the intersection of Old Mill Rd. and Walnut Grove Rd. (the west side of the park). Once you get there, you will be directed to parking. Overflow and bus parking will be the Palmer Field gravel lot behind the park (off of Washington St.) next to Palmer Field. There is a walking path and footbridge from the lot to the park. Directional signs will be posted.
Schedule of Events
6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
65K Run and Walk
Runners depart every hour, on the hour, following a moment of silence when the names of the Fallen for each segment are read.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Kids Tent Activities and Moon Bounce House
VSO Non-Profit Showcase
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
POW/MIA “Missing Man Table” Honors & Presentation
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lunch @ Pavilion Opens
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Flag History Presentation, Build the Flag
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Martial Arts Demonstration, CT Kenpo Karate
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
Flag Folding Demonstration, Civil Air Patrol
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Rifle Team Demonstration, Silver Dolphins
2:10 PM – 2:20 PM
Middletown Pipes and Drums
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Runners Run Final Lap around the Memorial
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Remembrance Ceremony, RFTFCT
Honor and Remember Flag Presentations
Join us as we honor Connecticut’s 65 fallen heroes by running in memory of a fallen service member. Each kilometer of the run will be dedicated to a fallen service member from CT. The run is divided into eight laps (8 KM each) that will begin/end at Veterans Memorial Park, location of the CTHM.
Show your support for Connecticut’s 65 fallen heroes by walking in memory of a fallen service member. A paved track around the CTHM will be available for individuals interested in walking and learning about the 65 Fallen.
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! Interested in being on a planning committee? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator via the “Contact Us” page!
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.