Join us on Aug 17th, 2013 in Hempstead Texas for the 4th annual
WATERMELON RUN for the FALLEN!
The Watermelon Run for the Fallen is a 5k
run/walk/roll dedicated to recognizing the sacrifice of our military
members who have been lost as a result of our current conflicts. It is
an opportunity for the families of those lost to come together in a
positive, supportive way, and to see that they are not alone in their
Run for the Fallen is a National Event! It all
started in 2008, when a team of runners ran across America from Fort
Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier,
Sailor, Airman, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Visit
Run For The Fallen for more information).
purpose of this event is to remember each individual who gave his or her
life serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, participants are asked
to walk/run/roll a mile in memory of a fallen soldier. If you knew one
of the fallen, you may run for that person, if not, you will be
introduced to a fallen hero during registration. Every participant will
receive a shirt tag with the name of the military member for whom each
individual will be walking/running/rolling for. Not everyone who
registers participates in the 5k, many simply register to be an official
part of the event, and to pay their personal respects.
the Watermelon Run For The Fallen event in loving memory of SSG Jeffery
Lee Hartley, come Run Walk or Roll with us in his memory. We would love
to see you there!
254 Days, 5 Hrs and 38 Min!