FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to attend the Run for the Fallen at Williams Stadium here, May 12.
Fort Lee’s eighth annual Run for the Fallen will begin at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participation is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Run for the Fallen
WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12
WHERE: Williams Stadium
“This run is a way to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Angela Bellamy, Fort Lee Survivor Outreach Services coordinator. “Every year, I am touched by the support of our event. It shows our community truly cares about Gold Star Families and will always remember fallen service members and their sacrifice.”
The event will include a survivors’ lap led by the Virginia Patriot Guard and remarks by a featured speaker, who will be announced through installation information channels in the upcoming weeks.
Participants may elect to walk or run a 1-mile or 5-mile course.
Check-in on the day of the event begins at 8:30 a.m. Unregistered individuals also may sign up to participate at that time.
The rain date for the event is May 19, 10 a.m., with the same check-in time.
Run for the Fallen is part of a national, nonprofit initiative that started 10 years ago when a group of civilians decided to run from Fort Irwin, Calif., to Arlington National Cemetery.
Last year at the Fort Lee event alone, 4,500 participants paid tribute to fallen military members by running and walking more than 9,000 miles.
Media planning to attend must contact Sarah Gauvin by noon Friday to coordinate an escort to the event at (804) 734-6965, (804) 400-7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.