About Run for the Fallen
Beginning June 14, 2008, a small team of runners ran across America to raise awareness about the lives of those service members who fought, to activate their memories and keep their spirits alive, to support organizations that help wounded veterans and the families of those killed (Wounded Warrior Project, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Gold Star Family Support Center, and the 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund), and to aid the healing process for those Americans whose lives have been affected by the war.
On the final day of the 2008 memorial run, over 9000 runners in nine countries and forty-three states collectively ran almost 36,000 miles in honor and remembrance of all fallen service members killed in both Iraq and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).
We continue to encourage all Americans to honor & remember our fallen service members. Run one mile for a service member on August 21/22, 2010, the 3rd anniversary weekend of Run for the Fallen’s finish at Arlington National Cemetery. It is on this weekend that we nationally run in honor and remembrance of all fallen service members killed in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
We refuse any political affiliation or agenda, but simply honor those who have fought, and those who have fallen under the American flag.
Download a runner’s bib that you can wear when you run for the fallen.