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 as a group and must be able to maintain a 10min/mile pace. Each segment will have a lap captain to pace the group and announce each hero marker. Runners may register to run as many laps as they would like. A chase vehicle will accompany the group and pick up anyone who falls behind or chooses to take a break. Water stations will be available on the running route.
Sequence of Events
Runners are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes early for check-in/registration. Laps will depart every hour, on the hour. Runners gather 10 minutes before the hour to meet the lap captain and receive pre-run instructions. Five minutes prior to departure, there will be a moment of silence and all of the names will be read for our 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 12th. Registration is FREE for everyone. If runners want to reserve a shirt, they must register and reserve a shirt for a $20 donation by August 18th. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event but t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed.
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 wicking shirt (by August 18th). Walkers may check-in at the registration tent upon arrival for further instructions.