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Race Period: May 1 – 31, 2017
To Benefit: Medals of Honor
Honor the Fallen
Long after the casseroles and sympathy cards stop coming and rest of the world has moved on; (often) families of fallen military feel alone and isolated in their grief. And for most, their greatest fear is that their loved one will be forgotten. Medals of Honor exists to serve the forgotten casualties of war, their families. By participating in the Honor the Fallen virtual race, you are not only paying tribute and honoring these brave heroes, but your presence gives solace and comfort to the families they left behind.
Ruck, walk, or run in honor of our fallen military service men and women, in support of their surviving families through either 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon* distances. All participants will receive a digital race bib and a 3D medal featuring a kneeling-soldier and a hanging dog tag.
Honoring ALL BRANCHES, ALL DATES OF DEATH, and ALL LOSS OF LIFE. Thank you for helping us to honor the sacrifice!
*Please note that the medal says “HONOR THE FALLEN 5K” to match the SOLD OUT physical event held in Franklin, TN. The virtual race has 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon distances available for those who prefer longer distances, but all medals are the same and will have “5K” on them.
Medals of Honor is a national 501(c)3 awareness campaign. We give the endurance/race community a tangible way to thank and give back to the families that lost loved ones while serving our Military. Through Medals of Honor, racers can compete in honor of a fallen U.S. service member and donate a finisher’s medal to the surviving family.
We cultivate a healing environment that helps to bridge the gap between surviving families, veterans and civilians. We promote healing through endurance type sporting events, while promoting patriotism and gratitude for active duty, retired and veteran military personnel.
HONOR — Fallen Men and Women of the United States Military
HEAL — The visible and invisible wounds of war
CONNECT — Active duty Military, Veterans, Civilians and Surviving families through endurance sports and fitness.
MoH is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 organization founded and run by military families and veterans. Donations go directly towards operational support of the organization and programs such as Remembrance Packages (to families of fallen), Memorial Back Bibs and Enduring Heroes. Please visit our website for program details.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Medals of Honor will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted. Funds from this virtual fundraiser will go to help off-set expenses to send surviving family members (Gold Star Families) and veterans to the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon.