FORT CARSON, Colo. (KKTV) - Honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice: The inaugural Colorado Run For The Fallen is set to take place on Sept. 14 and 15 in tribute of fallen service members
The run is using the model from America's Run for the Fallen in 2018. Click here for more information and details on how to take part or donate.
The event is different from the typical road race; it's not a competition and will involve just a small number of runners, who will work together as a team and take turns running a leg of the 100-mile route. Runners need to be able to keep an eight to nine-minute mile pace.
The running team is comprised of active-duty soldiers, retired veterans, first responders, Gold Star family members, and "patriotic Americans," the event said in a news release. Runners will have a support crew as well.
The run will begin at 7 Saturday morning at Fort Carson at the Mountain Post Global War on Terrorism Fallen Soldier Memorial and wind through Colorado Springs, ending at Crystal Valley Parkway and Plum Creek in Castle Rock that evening. The run will pick up Sunday morning from Castle Rock and continue to Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
During the two-day journey, runners will be stopping every mile at "hero markers," where they will be calling out each hero by name and paying tribute to their waiting family and friends of the fallen.