The 2020 Kentucky Run for the Fallen...
The 2020 Run will take place September 19-20. The format will be as follows...
- Day 1 – September 19th, Sat - 7:00 am start - HM 1-58 - 58 miles - Owensboro to Greenville - 6:00pm Ceremony at MCHS West Campus - 7:30 pm evening dinner.
- Day 2 – September 20th, - HM 59-109 - 50 miles - Greenville to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West (South Hopkinsville). 6:00 am start and closing ceremony at 4:00pm
- For more on the planned timeline please click here: (TIME LINE WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON)
One Team - One Mission - One Tribute...
Every 2 miles of the Run is dedicated to selected Kentucky Fallen Heroes and the Core Run Team will stop at every Hero Marker ( approx. every 2 miles) and present an American Flag and an Honor and Remember flag to the waiting family members, friends and comrades. The intent is to create a 100+ mile long memorial trail through the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Caution: each Hero Marker is placed approximately one mile apart. Some placements may not be along road conditions that are conducive to safely standing on the side of the highway. Please use wise judgement when waiting for the runners to arrive, safety for all is our number one concern. You may want to consider standing at another marker in a safer location.
The end of each 2 mile leg during the run is designated as a Hero Marker and each is assigned to one of our Kentucky Fallen Heroes. A couple of days prior to the actual run each of these Hero Marker locations will be marked by painting that particular number at the designated spot on the road shoulder and we will also place a laminated Marker card containing the HM number, name, and date and time as well. Forward advanced teams will arrive 20 minutes before the Core Runner Team to greet Gold Star Families and those wishing to honor our states Fallen Heroes.
Please click on route day maps for the location map for each Hero Marker to find expected arrival time of the Main Group and other pertinent details.
Route maps can be found here, just click on the day.
KEEP IN MIND MARKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FINAL HERO MARKER PLACEMENTS WILL BE FINALIZED ON AUGUST 01 2020
Question...can a family member, friend or comrade run with the Core Team for their mile?
Answer - yes - but most importantly - they must be capable of keeping pace with our team members - in practice that means that you should be capable of running that mile in 9-10 minutes!!!
Also - please remember that whoever is running that mile must make their own way to the preceding HM in time to join in with our team. So - if your HM is for example mile 76 then you should be at 75 to join our Team to run your mile. The planned arrival dates/times at each Hero Marker will be available here well in advance of the Run, as will maps for each location.
Also - there are many other opportunities to participate by being a part of the beginning and end of each day or by meeting inside Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West at the front gate at 3:30pm for the last mile walk around the cemetery.