11 Mar Run for the Fallen March 20-22
The Ninth Annual Run for the Fallen is planned Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22.
A team of runners will complete a 150-mile run to honor Arkansas service members who have died while serving since Sept. 11, 2001. Each mile is dedicated to an Arkansas hero. The run team stops at every marker where they present an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of a fallen service member to create a memorial trail through Arkansas. The core run team is all active duty military.
The public is invited to cheer on these military members as they run to remember their fallen brothers and sisters.
Because of safety concerns, the public part of the run happens once the team crosses the Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock. Runners for the 5k will report to the state Capitol for check in and be transported to join the active duty team as they come into town. All runners will then make their way to the steps of the state Capitol. The pace is approximately a 10 minute mile.
Anyone wanting to join the run team for a final 5K can register to participate. This is not a race and there will not be timing chips or winners.
Everyone runs together as a team to honor fallen heroes. For more
information, visit arkansasrunforthefallen.org.