CORE RUN TEAM
September 9-10, 2023
Owensboro, KY To Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West | 110 Miles
SERIOUS RUNNERS ONLY PLEASE
We are assembling a small group (20 maximum), of active or former military personnel or dedicated athletes to comprise a core team of runners committed to a 2-day 110 mile tribute run from Owensboro, KY to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. The run has a specific timetable for each marker throughout each day. Runners need to be flexible, willing to run on any given day and when needed. RAIN OR SHINE.
Runners will run approx. 1 mile for every Kentucky fallen military hero who died while serving during the current war on terror, stopping to salute and give tribute by name at every Hero Marker, briefly greeting family, friends and comrades who may be waiting nearby. Stopping no longer than 90 seconds each.
Each runner must be physically capable of a consistent 8-9 minute mile for 2 mile legs. Core teams will regularly rotate over the 4-day period. We are not looking for quantity of runners but a solid team dedicated to the remembrance of those who gave their lives and their families. This route will be grueling at times because the trail winds through many hilly areas as we in Kentucky. A specific pace must be maintained in order to timely greet waiting families.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our core team or be a drop-in runner contact us at, Kentucky@RunfortheFallen.org.
Meet This Year's Kentucky
CORE RUN TEAM
Run Captain US Army
2019, 2020, 2021 Kentuck State Run Captain. Airborne Infantry (1988-1996) spending most of my time jumping out of various flying machines. Proudly served with the 101st Airborne Division during Desert Shield/Storm with the Rakkasan’s 3-187 Inf. RFTF Core Runner since 2019.. I’m originally from Lexington, Kentucky but after life in the military I needed something a little slower. I’m proud to call Owensboro and western Kentucky my home. Running for these Fallen Heroes and Gold Star Families is the very least I can do to honor their sacrifice. I try to do that everyday I run. If I’m not working you can usually find me on the running trails. Having the ability to run for this mission is a blessing and a gift.