Ninth Annual Run for the Fallen CT
When: Sept. 15, 2018 6:00am-3:30pm
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Middletown, CT
We are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Run for the Fallen CT will be held on September 15, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. The run is an all-day event designed around a 65KM course that dedicates one kilometer to 65 fallen servicemen and women from CT and provides an opportunity to truly honor those heroes who sacrificed their lives during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq post 9/11/01.
About Run for the Fallen CT
Runners, walkers and volunteers are encouraged to reach out to help participate in this unique day honoring and remembering our fallen heroes and their families. The run is divided into eight laps beginning and ending at Veterans Memorial Park, home of the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial (CTHM). The first group of runners will step off at 6am and runners will depart every hour, on the hour, through 1pm. There will be a remembrance ceremony at 2:30pm upon completion of the final lap.
Several dignitaries and Gold Star family members will be in attendance this year. We expect over 150 runners and 200 visitors to attend. While the event is free to all, donations are always welcome. Various events will go on throughout the day on-site, including martial arts demonstrations and a children’s activity area and bounce house that will be available to visitors.
Who will be there
Several non-profit and military service organizations will be on-site to speak with visitors and hand out information on their programs and services. Volunteers are always needed the day of the event to assist in multiple areas. Information and links for runner and volunteer registration are located on the Run for the Fallen CT website. Food and beverages donated by various sponsors will be available, free of charge, throughout the day for all participants, volunteers and Gold Star families.
Run for the Fallen CT is a 501(c)(3) charity that relies on donations to continue the work of honoring and remembering our fallen heroes. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities or wishing to make any donation can visit Run for the Fallen CT HERE. This is a rain or shine event. Please bring your friends & families to help us honor Connecticut’s Fallen Heroes.
CLICK HERE to visit their website to register, volunteer, or donate
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