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6th Annual Honor Our Fallen 5K and 10K

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Fort Ord Dunes State Park Beach Range Road MarinaCA  93933
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Fort Ord Dunes State Park Beach Range Road MarinaCA  93933

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6th Annual Honor Our Fallen Run/Walk

October 20, 2018

The Honor Our Fallen 5K/10K Walk & Run is a tribute to our Nation's fallen heroes established by a Monterey County Gold Star Mother in 2013 who was passionate about bringing awareness to our members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives while serving our country.

Today, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation is carrying on this memorable run and continuing to celebrate the lives of our fallen heroes and honor their surviving family members who they left behind.

Participants will have the chance to dedicate their run or walk in honor of a fall Service Member of their choice by adding their heroes name onto our Honor Our Fallen Virtual Wall of Remembrance. Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance support programs for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation (DFMWR).

The event will take place at the Fort Ord Dunes State Park in Marina, CA, formerly Fort Ord Army base rifle range. Both the 5K and 10K courses loop gently along the dunes of the Pacific with beautiful views of the Monterey Bay and the Monterey Peninsula. This first 1,500 registered runners will receive a t-shirt, a commemorative dog tag finisher’s medal, and bag.  

Please join your fellow runners, community members and military families in honoring the Fallen and their surviving Family members while participating in a run to remember along the Monterey Bay.

Event details and schedule

Thank you for registering for the 6th Annual Honor Our Fallen 5K/10K Walk & Run! As we near the event date, I would like to provide you with some details to help you plan your arrival.

 

CORRECTION GUEST SPEAKER – We apologize for the miss information posted on Active.com. Our guest speaker this year will be Gwyn De Amaral, not Congressman Panetta who was our speaker last year.

 

 

 Packet pickup & Check-In will be available for two days:

 

-Friday the 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the General Stilwell Center at 4260 Gigling Road, Seaside CA 93955.

 

-Saturday the 20th from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Major General Gourley VA – DoD Outpatient Clinic at 201 9th Street Marina, CA 93933.

 

*8:30 a.m. OPENING CEREMONY will begin. Please arrive in time to pick up your packet and check in to be ready for the opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m..

 

*SAME DAY REGISTRATION will be available with cash, check, credit card device and via computer at Active.com.

 

*There is not official timing for the race, but you can record your time and compete with others with Strava. Follow the links below :

5k - https://www.strava.com/segments/19031590/embed

10k - https://www.strava.com/segments/19031562/embed

*American Legion Post 31 will have Tri-Tip Sandwiches or a Hot Dog with chips and drink available for a $5 suggested donation.

 

*For updated maps, please visit the Active.com event page or our event Facebook page ‘Honor Our Fallen 10K’.

https://www.active.com/marina-ca/running/distance-running-races/6th-annual-honor-our-fallen-5k-and-10k-2018?int=

 

https://www.facebook.com/honorourfallen10k/

 

Directions to event parking:

 

From SOUTH on Hwy 1, use Exit 406 - LIGHTFIGHTER.

At 2nd stoplight turn LEFT on to 2nd Ave.

Continue along 2nd Ave until you reach 9th Street. Make a left onto 9th Street to access the parking lot at the VA Clinic. Watch for signage and parking/traffic attendants. There will be overflow parking at the Cinemark Theater on the south side of the IMJIN shopping complex.

 

From NORTH on Hwy 1, use Exit 408 IMJIN.

At the stop light turn RIGHT onto 2nd Ave.

Continue along 2nd Ave until you reach 9th Street. Make a right onto 9th Street to access the parking lot at the VA Clinic. Watch for signage and parking/traffic attendants. There will be overflow parking at the Cinemark Theater on the south side of the IMJIN shopping complex.  

 

Parking:

Please watch for parking attendants that will be happy to direct you. NO PARKING is allowed on Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Primary parking will be at the VA Clinic 9th Street. Overflow parking will be at the Cinemark Theater on the south side of the IMJIN shopping complex. The event site is easily accessed from the parking lot by walking a short distance. 

 

Pledge Tent:

You will have the opportunity to visit the pledge tent where you will be able to dedicate your run in honor of a fallen Service Member, group, etc. of your choice. You will also have the option to have your photo taken and added to our virtual wall of remembrance.

 

Attire/Gear:
Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Please bring sunglasses, headgear, sunblock, etc. Remember not to bring any valuables with you. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Water will be provided. 

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

7:00 Race Venue Opens for packet pick up & registration

*SAME DAY REGISTRATION available with cash, check, credit card device and via computer at Active.com.

8:00 MC Norm Hoffman begins announcements
8:30 Packet pick up and Registration closes

8:30 All participants to the Start

8:30 Opening Ceremony Begins – Guest speaker Gwyn De Amaral

9:00 5K & 10K Race Starts

10:30 Post Race Festivities

*American Legion Post 31 will have Tri-Tip Sandwiches or a Hot Dog with chips and drink available for a $5 suggested donation.

11:45 Race Cut-Off, Venue Closes
*Well behaved dogs are allowed, on a leash.

* We will have displays and booths hosted by various Military and Veteran agencies and local sponsors and vendors.


Thank you,
Honor Our Fallen 10K

nathaniel.e.pleasantbey.civ@mail.mil

 

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