Runners & Walkers
Our run is distinct from other events in that we are not a timed race but 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 the set pace for the entire duration of the 8km laps (no exceptions). Short breaks will be provided at the top of every hour in-between each lap at Veteran’s Park.
Laps 1-4: 10 min/mile
Laps 5-8: 11 min/mile
Lap 8, 5KM segment: 11 min/mile
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.
***5KM SEGMENT- NEW THIS YEAR***
Lap 8 will include a 5KM segment for runners that would like to do a shorter distance at an 11 min/mile pace. Runners will congregate at Snow Elementary School at 1:15pm in Middletown (at the route water stop) and join the group of runners as they pass by on the final lap. The lap will conclude at Veteran’s Park and the Remembrance Ceremony will follow at 2:30pm.
Limited transportation will be provided by a shuttle to Snow School and runners should plan for their own transportation accordingly.
Sequence of Events
Online runner registration closes September 19th.
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 September 19th). Walkers may check-in at the registration tent upon arrival for further instructions and to acquire bibs.