Plan An Event
Thank you for your interest in joining us for our annual National Run for the Fallen, taking place this year on August 18-19, 2012. It is during this weekend that we encourage anyone, wherever they are, to run one mile (or more) for fallen service members killed during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Our goal is to have Americans run together, with a common purpose, across the nation. Your run will help us achieve this goal as we all run to remember.
Anyone may start a run in their area, and all it takes is defining a designated meeting place, gathering interest (family and friends and maybe other local groups), and then going out running/walking. You may wish to set up a formal event like a BBQ or potluck for after the run, or keep it quiet and simple: run alone, with a few others or organize a formal event. With folks running in all 50 states, we will show our solidarity in remembering our men and women. Your run will help manifest the ideal – run to remember.
Please share with us where you will be running and if you run in honor of a particular service member, his or her name.
There is one expectation for all runners and those organizing an event THE EVENT REMAINS APOLITICAL. We run simply to remember and honor those who have fallen. To this end we ask the following:
- The Name “Run for the Fallen” and/or logo cannot be used for any fund raising purposes. There should be no mandatory fees associated with your event. If interested, encourage participants to donate directly to foundations helping wounded veterans and Gold Star families: organizations like TAPS, Wounded Warrior Project, Yellow Ribbon Fund, 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund, or To Them That’s Gone. You may choose an organization, or encourage folks to donate by visiting organizations on our donation page.
- The name “Run for the Fallen” and/or logo may be used, but cannot be used for or alongside endorsements. Other than the groups/organizations listed on our website, no other groups/organization or their agendas are to be highlighted. If there is an organization you wish to highlight, please contact us. We encourage community engagement but if your event is sponsored, sponsor names or logos cannot appear alongside the name and/or logo of Run for the Fallen.
- The name “Run for the Fallen” and/or logo cannot be used for your own agenda. The name and logo is exclusively for event purposes only. Creating personal business cards and using executive titles in concert with the media are prohibited. The solicitation of funds for your own organization is prohibited. We encourage you to visit our donate or links page if you want to donate money and need help in selecting an organization. We recommend To Them That’s Gone.
Run for the Fallen will not cover any insurance or additional cost associated with your event.
If you wish to announce your event to local media, here is a standard press release template. Change the underlined text to reflect the specifics of your event.
Please share any pictures, stories, and video associated with your event with us, firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include links to photo pages we can place on our newly added blog photo album.