For the seventh year in a row, we will hold a memorial walk in Haleyville on May 20, 2017, in Mark's honor. Mark was KIA in Afghanistan September 29, 2010 during a firefight and while attempting to save a teammate. He was a patriot to the core.
For anyone who wants to participate, the walk will begin 6:00 am and will be a continuous 36 miles in honor of Mark's 36th birthday, which is May 15. This walk will be held each year, with one mile added every year to represent his age.
The route will begin and end at Haleyville High School. We welcome anyone who wants to participate. The entry fee is $40 and supports The Mark Forester Foundation. The walk will go thru mostly rural areas of hilly Winston and Franklin Counties, including thru the Bankhead National Forest. We anticipate the walk taking about 13.5 hours. There will be staging areas every 5 to 7 miles with water. Bring your own snacks. Lunch will be provided.
Event details and schedule
If you register after May 8, you may not receive a shirt. Only a limited # of extra shirts will be available.
The Mark Forester Foundation