Runners & Walkers

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Running Course

Our run is distinct from other events in that we are not a timed race but more representative of a group “formation” run. The running course is comprised of eight, 8 km loops (5 miles) that begin and end at Veterans Memorial Park. Each lap will honor eight heroes and hero markers will be posted every kilometer. Runners will run together as a group and must be able to maintain a 10min/mile pace for the entire duration of the 8km (no exceptions). Each lap is scheduled to be 50 minutes and short break will be provided at the top of every hour in-between each lap.

Each segment will have a lap captain and police escorts to pace the group to ensure runners arrive safely and on time to each kilometer marker. Any runners who are not able to maintain pace with the group (or need to take a break) will be expected to ride in an escort vehicle and can be dropped off at any time to rejoin the group. Runners may register to run as many laps as they would like. Water stations will be available along the running route.

2018 Running Route Document

Sequence of Events

Runners must arrive at least 30 minutes early for check-in/registration and to sign a liability waiver. Laps will depart every hour sharp, on the hour. Runners gather 10 minutes prior to the start of their lap to meet the lap captain and receive a runner’s briefing. Five minutes prior to departure, there will be a moment of silence and all of the names will be read for the dedicated heroes on that lap. Each runner will be asked to wear a bib that displays the name of a fallen service member. The bibs will be added to a display when the runner has finished his or her final lap. Runners are encouraged to wear red, white or blue attire. A bag check will be available at the Running Tent.

Online registration closes September 5th
. Registration is FREE for everyone. If runners want to reserve a shirt, they must register and reserve a shirt for a $20 donation. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event but t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

Walkers

A walking track will be available on-site at the memorial for those interested in walking. Pre-registration is not required but is recommended if walkers would like to pre-order a t-shirt (by August 18th). Walkers may check-in at the registration tent upon arrival for further instructions and to acquire bibs.

 

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