6th annual Run for the Fallen at Fort Campbell this weekend

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – The Fort Campbell community is invited to attend the 6th Annual Run for the Fallen on October 26.

This commemorative walk/run will take place at the Division Parade Field and will consist of a 3.6 mile route that can be walked or ran. Multiple circuits may be made if a person desires a longer walk or run. Runners and walkers will be received at 8 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. Runners will depart at 9:15 a.m. followed by the walkers at 9:30 a.m. This event is not timed and there will not be an award ceremony; strollers are welcome and it will take place rain or shine.

Run for the Fallen began after Flag Day 2008 when a dedicated team of runners ran across America from Fort Irwin to Arlington National Cemetery. One mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members marked each mile with an American flag and sign card in 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 150,000 miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those fallen in OIF and OEF since 2008.

Participants are urged to run/walk in memory of fallen Soldiers and you may preprint your remembrance bib at www.fortcampbellmwr.com prior to the event and bring it along with you. For more information about Run for the Fallen please call MWR Public Relations at (270) 798-7535.