150 miles of remembrance | Community
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of 34+ Active Duty runners, two Active Duty medics and many other Active Duty, Retired (Military), Reserve, Veterans, Gold Star Families, Blue Star Moms, Green Nights, Patriot Guard Riders, and Community Leaders and Businesses will embark on a 150 mile journey to honor every California service member who has fallen during or as a result of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, AND NEW DAWN.
- At each mile, the Run Team will place an American Flag with a personal biographical card for each California service member who has fallen. Each mile ran and each flag saluted is to pay homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to their families left behind. Our intent is to create a 150 mile long memorial trail through California.
- “CA Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Friday, September 28th at 5:30 PM with a run team completing the first 10 miles starting at the junction of Lambert Rd & Bruceville Rd and end at the Cosumnes Fire Department Station #71 with a “start” dinner/ceremony at 7:00 PM. Saturday, the run team will start at 6 AM and end at South Reeves Rd & Byron Hwy. Sunday the run team will start at 5:30 AM ending at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery. The three day, 150 mile run will pass through Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Stockton, Woodbridge, Lathrop, Manteca, Tracy, Byron, Brentwood, Oakley, Rio Vista to finish at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery in Dixon, September 30, 2012 with a closing ceremony at 4:00 PM. For more detailed route information, the run maps are available here http://www.carunforthefallen.org/the-run.html
- On Sunday afternoon, there will be an opportunity for the public to show their support around 2:30 PM and run alongside our run team for the last 6 miles. The participants will join the Run Team as they stop at every mile to place American Flags and biographical cards in order to continue our 150 mile long trail of memories. The participants will have a flag with a biographical card of a fallen hero and will place it in a designated area within the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery at the completion of the run. For more information regarding the public run details follow this link http://www.carunforthefallen.org/10k-route.html
- For more information and to find out how to participate by joining the run or to donate or volunteer please visit the “CA Run for the Fallen” website at http://www.carunforthefallen.org/index.html
Source: California Run for the Fallen