Submitted by Camp Parks:
CAMP PARKS, CALIF - On June 9, will be conducting a 3.2 mile run and a 1.6 mile walk to commemorate all the fallen service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event which is called “Run for the Fallen” will be run on Camp Parks with members of the military, family and units stationed here.
This event is based on the “Run for the Fallen” event that was done in 2008 where a group of friends of a Soldier who died in Iraq ran across the country to commemorate the fallen. The run started from Ft. Irwin California and ended at Arlington National Cemetery. Along the way the organizers posted one flag for each member of the military who had fallen in Iraq.
This Saturday at 8 a.m., Parks will remember the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan by continuing the tradition started by the “Run for the Fallen” Organization. Army units from Parks, family members and individuals Soldiers will run a 3.2 miles or walk 1.6 mile loop.
Space is limited so anyone wishing to participate in this event must call Parks MWR at (925) 875-4392.
More information about the run can be found that the Camp Parks Facebook fan page or for more information about the national events got to www.tothemthatsgone.com or www.runforthefallen.org.