Run for the fallen Core runners

Join VIRGINIA's
CORE RUN team

April 29 - May 2, 2021

Fort Story to Arlington National Cemetery | 250 Miles

SERIOUS RUNNERS ONLY PLEASE 
We are assembling a small group (20 maximum), of active or former military personnel or dedicated athletes to comprise a core team of runners committed to a 4-day 250 mile tribute run from Virginia Beach to Arlington National Cemetery. Run will begin at 630am from the Light house at Fort Story and conclude in Arlington National Cemetery Section 60. The run has a specific timetable for each marker throughout each day. Runners need to be flexible, willing to run on any given day and when needed. RAIN OR SHINE.

Runners will run approx. 1 mile for every Virginia fallen military hero who died while serving during the current war on terror, stopping to salute and give tribute by name at every Hero Marker, briefly greeting family, friends and comrades who may be waiting nearby. Stopping no longer than 90 seconds each.

Each runner must be physically capable of a consistent 8-9 minute mile for 2 mile legs. Core teams will regularly rotate over the 4-day period. We are not looking for quantity of runners but a solid team dedicated to the remembrance of those who gave their lives and their families. This route will be grueling at times because the trail winds through many hilly areas as we near Northern Virginia. A specific pace must be maintained in order to timely greet waiting families.

Meet This Year's VIRGINIA
CORE RUN TEAM

Jacob Billingsley

George Gori

Gym owner and fitness professional! Once I learned about the mission of Honor and Remember I had to be apart of it. I have been running for our fallen soldiers and calling out those names for 5 years now! As i put my body through this test...i realize how blessed i am to still be here in this great country because of those who died!

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Chris Sutter

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

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JP Dukett

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

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Mike Taylor

I am thankful to once again be joining my Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to the fallen and their families. I have run with the honor and remember flag in many states and am honored to run for all of our Virginia military heroes this May.

 

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Adam Dibble

My first Run for the Fallen was in 2013 which was the inaugural start for Virginia. I have participated for several years since and this is event fuels my passion. I am dedicated to remembering our fallen military brothers and sisters as well as our fallen first responders. I will continue this mission as long as I am able.

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Adam Renwick

I've been long distance running since 2012 and participated in lots of great events. This is my first ever Virginia Run for the Fallen to honor all the Virginians who have lost their lives as a result of the War on Terror. We run to honor them, remember them, and show their families we won't forget they paid the ultimate sacrifice. It's truly an honor to compete with these other athletes!

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MT Moats

MT has been an avid recreational runner for the past 23 years and has participated in races in multiple countries and at his last assignment he was on an Italian cross country team. He enjoys any outdoor activities with his family and loves running with his daughters and golden retriever, Tress. MT is running for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and knows that no amount of miles he runs will ever be enough to repay our fallen heroes and their loved ones.

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Michael O'Brien

Honoring our Nations Service Members, my comrades and friends, as a Run for the Fallen core team runner is an immense privilege. While this is my first year contributing to the legacy of our Nations’ lost with Run For The Fallen, it will certainly not be my last!

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Josh Wagner

Been fortunate to be able to serve my country along side such courageous and outstanding servicemen and women for 20+ years. OIF and OEF veteran. First time Run for the Fallen runner and looking forward to honoring the recognized heroes. Semper Fi!

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Garrett Burgess

From Elkview, West Virginia, and a proud Alumn of West Virginia University. Garrett Has worked in Goodfellow AFB, Texas, and Fort George G Meade. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, skiing, fly fishing, and trail running in his native Appalachian mountains. Garrett also enjoys competitive races and athletics, competing in 2 triathlons and 1 half marathon since college. Most days Garrett can be seen spending time with a glass of whisky, a good book, and his golden retriever puppy, Birdie.

Antonio Araiza

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to Virginia's military fallen and their families.

Mike Reese

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to Virginia's military fallen and their families.

Brian Hakes

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Tony Queton

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Matt Chism

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This Could Be You!

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to Virginia's military fallen and their families.

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This Could Be You!

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to Virginia's military fallen and their families.