The Honor Our Fallen 5K/10K Walk & Run is a tribute to our Nation's fallen heroes established by a Monterey County Gold Star Mother in 2013 who was passionate about bringing awareness to our members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives while serving our country.
Today, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation is carrying on this memorable run and continuing to celebrate the lives of our fallen heroes and honor their surviving family members who they left behind.
Participants will have the chance to dedicate their run or walk in honor of a fall Service Member of their choice by adding their heroes name onto our Honor Our Fallen Virtual Wall of Remembrance. Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance support programs for our Gold Star Family Members.
The event will take place at the Fort Ord Dunes State Park in Marina, CA, formerly Fort Ord Army base rifle range. Both the 5K and 10K courses loop gently along the dunes of the Pacific with beautiful views of the Monterey Bay and the Monterey Peninsula. This first 500 registered runners will receive a t-shirt and a commemorative dog tag finisher’s medal.
After the run, please join us for a post-run celebration with food, entertainment, and more!
Please join your fellow runners, community members and military families in honoring the Fallen and their surviving Family members while participating in a run to remember along the Monterey Bay.
Event details and schedule
1. RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
6:30 Race Venue Opens for packet pick up.
*SAME DAY REGISTRATION available through ACTIVE.com
8:30 Registration closes
8:45 All participants to Start
8:55 Opening Ceremony DLIFLC Honor Guard
8:56 Nathional Anthem
9:00 5K Race Starts
9:15 10K starts
10:30 Post Race Festivities
11:45 Race Cut-Off, Venue Closes
There will be music, great food and more!
2. Directions to event:
Headed NORTH on Hwy 1, exit 406 - LIGHTFIGHTER. at 2nd stoplight turn LEFT to 2nd Ave. From stop sign make aLEFT at DIVARTY. At corner of DIVARTY and 1st Ave. go RIGHT. You can park in the County parking lot to your right, There's parking on both sides of the parking lot. There is closer parking further down 1st Ave. both sides) until you reach 8th Steet.
Headed SOUTH on Hwy 1, exit IMJIM, at stop light turn RIGHT onto 2nd Ave. Half mile down 2nd Ave you'll see CSUMB parking lot. Watch for signage and parking attendants. Park in CSUMB parking lot, cross 2nd Ave. Walk down 8th Street to Event.
3. Arrival info:
Carpooling is encouraged. Parking is available in the CSUMB parking lot adjacent to Second St. Additional closer parking (if you are early) near Divarty along First St. Please watch for parking attendants that will be happily direct you. NO PARKING is allowed on Fort Ord Dunes State Park.
4. What to wear:
Layered, comfortable clothing (waterproof jacket in case of rain). Sneakers with a good tread to prevent slips. Sunglasses, headwear, sunblock to protect you from the sun.