65 Kilometers for 65 Heroes
ONE KILOMETER FOR EVERY FALLEN CONNECTICUT SERVICE MEMBER SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
Run for the Fallen Connecticut
All are welcome to attend the Fifth Annual Run for the Fallen CT event in Middletown, CT. Runners from across the state will join together once again to pay tribute to our fallen heroes by running in honor of the military men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedom. Teams will be running 65 km for the 65 Connecticut servicemembers on the Wall of Honor at the State Capitol. These heroes gave their lives for the War on Terror and we wish to remember them and recognize Connecticut's Gold Star Families. Those who have been to our event in the past know how special it is. Please to show your support to our fallen heroes and their loved ones by registering to run or volunteer and join us for the ceremony following the last kilometer. Spectators wishing to support the runners and view the ceremony are encouraged to attend. Check out the 2014 Event page for more information. Not a runner? Sign up to walk on the "Memorial Pathway" track at the school on the day of the event. We invite all Gold Star families of all conflicts to attend. Gold Star Families planning to attend are encouraged to register on our website prior to the event so that we may plan accordingly.
On Flag Day, June 14, 2008, a dedicated team of runners ran across America from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members marked each mile with an American flag and sign card in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member. Each year since the run across America, runners from around the world have joined Run for the Fallen in remembering our fallen. Over 50,000+ participants and over 200,000+ miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those fallen in OIF and OEF.
This year's event will be held at:
Wilburt Snow Elementary School
299 Wadsworth St.
Middletown, CT 06457
We are looking forward to seeing everyone
Sept. 6th, 2014!!
Other Important links:
Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial in Middletown will be the site of next year's 2015 Run for the Fallen CT. Please visit the website to learn more about the memorial and it's mission.