The 6th Annual Arkansas Run for the Fallen will be held March 24-26, 2017. In an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners will embark on a 146 mile run to honor every Arkansas service member who has died while serving since September 11, 2001. The run will begin in Ozark, Arkansas and will end 146 miles later on the steps of the state Capitol. Each mile of the run is dedicated to an Arkansas Hero. The run team stops at each marker where they present an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of a fallen service member who has died while serving since 9/11/2001 in an effort to create a 146 mile memorial trail through Arkansas. The public is invited to join our core run team as they complete the journey.
We begin the 5K by meeting the core run team and continuing through downtown. Finally arriving, as a group, at the Arkansas State Capitol for the ceremony honoring our fallen heroes. This final 5k is not a race. There are no timing chips and no winners. Rather, it is an opportunity for people to come together to show their support for the fallen and run together as a team to show that support. If you are not a runner, please consider joining us at the state Capitol for the closing ceremony at 2:30 PM.