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Run for the Fallen
1 Mile, Other, 5 Mile, 10 Mile
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Commit to run/walk 1 mile - Individual Age group/open
Commit to run/walk 3 miles - Individual Age group/open
Commit to run/walk 5 miles - Individual Age group/open
Commit to run/walk 6 miles - Individual Age group/open
Commit to run/walk 10 miles - Individual Age group/open
Commit to run/walk 13 miles - Individual Age group/open
Commit to run/walk 26 miles - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
On August 20 join us for a night of remembrance. Our goal is to run/walk 1 mile for every fallen service member and revive the memory and honor the 6850+ marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
The event is a celebration of life - our goal is to remember the fallen and celebrate their lives, their accomplishments and selfless sacrifice. We invite you to join us and help us remember these amazing men and women.
Please commit to at least one mile but you're welcome to run/walk as many miles as you want. Before every mile you will receive the name and bio of a service member and after every mile we will place a memorial flag in their memory.
The event is very similar to tailgating and/or camping. Arrive whenever you want, stay as long as you want, and run as far as you want. We suggest bringing your entire family, camping/tailgating gear and spending the entire night with us camping out on the infield and around the track.
Enjoy 2 movies, several live bands, free dinner, free breakfast, massage, family activities, kids' activities and various vendors and exhibitors.
Event details and schedule
6pm: Check-in, late registration and packet pickup opens
7pm: Opening ceremony and start of the run
8pm: Dinner served
11pm: Live music
2am: Live music
6am: Breakfast served
7am: Closing ceremony
The course is a HS track, flat and in amazing shape. The length is 1/4 mile so 4 laps=1 mile.
Plenty free parking at the high school and in Boonsboro. All parking is walking distance from the track.
What to bring
We suggest bringing weather appropriate athletic gear (shoes, socks, shorts/pants and top). Bring at least 1 extra set of gear (but at least 3 socks). Keep in mind that it will get colder during the night. Headlamps are not necessary but feel free to bring them. Please bring your tent/canopy, blanket, lawn chairs, tiki torches, grill, cooler, food, drinks etc. - imagine you're tailgating and/or camping.
Please arrive early on Saturday and leave late on Sunday - enjoy everything Boonsboro and Washington County has to offer. Discounted food and attractions will be available to all registered participants during the evet weekend.