The Honor Our Fallen 5K/10K Walk & Run is a tribute to our Nation’s fallen heroes established by a Monterey County Gold Star Mother in 2013 who was passionate about bringing awareness of our members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives while serving our country.
Today, the American Legion Post 31, Salinas, CA is making it possible for us to continue Honoring Our Fallen Heroes, celebrating their lives and honoring their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their surviving family members who they left behind.
The event will take place at the Fort Ord Dunes State Park in Marina, CA, formerly Fort Ord Army base rifle range. Both the 5K and 10K courses loop gently along the dunes of the Pacific with beautiful views of the Monterey Bay and the Monterey Peninsula. This first 1,500 registered runners will receive a t-shirt, a commemorative dog tag finisher’s medal, and bag.
Please join your fellow runners, community members and military families in honoring the Fallen and their surviving Family members while participating in a run to remember along the Monterey Bay.
Event details and schedule
Del Monte Shopping Center
1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940
October 17, 2019 12:00 to 8:00
October 18, 2019 10:00 to 8:00
Directions to event parking:
From SOUTH on Hwy 1, use Exit 406 – LIGHTFIGHTER.
At 2nd stoplight turn LEFT on to 2nd Ave.
Continue along 2nd Ave until you reach 9th Street. Make a left onto 9th Street to access the parking lot at the VA Clinic. Watch for signage and parking/traffic attendants. There will be overflow parking at the Cinemark Theater on the south side of the IMJIN shopping complex.
From NORTH on Hwy 1, use Exit 408 IMJIN.
At the stop light turn RIGHT onto 2nd Ave.
Continue along 2nd Ave until you reach 9th Street. Make a right onto 9th Street to access the parking lot at the VA Clinic. Watch for signage and parking/traffic attendants. There will be overflow parking at the Cinemark Theater on the south side of the IMJIN shopping complex.
Please watch for parking attendants that will be happy to direct you. NO PARKING is allowed on Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Primary parking will be at the VA Clinic 9th Street. Overflow parking will be at the Cinemark Theater on the south side of the IMJIN shopping complex. The event site is easily accessed from the parking lot by walking a short distance.
You will have the opportunity to visit the pledge tent where you will be able to dedicate your run-in honor of a fallen Service Member, group, etc. of your choice. You will also have the option to have your photo taken and added to our virtual wall of remembrance.
Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Please bring sunglasses, headgear, sunblock, etc. Remember not to bring any valuables with you. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Water will be provided.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
7:00 Race Venue Opens for packet pick up & registration
*SAME DAY REGISTRATION available with cash, check, credit card device and via computer at Active.com.
8:00 MC Norm Hoffman begins announcements
8:30 Packet pick up and Registration closes
8:30 All participants to the Start
8:30 Opening Ceremony Begins – Guest speaker Kevin Graves of the Joey Graves Foundation
9:00 5K & 10K Race Starts
10:30 Post Race Festivities
*American Legion Post 31 will have Tri-Tip Sandwiches or a Hot Dog with chips and drink available for a $5 suggested donation.
11:45 Race Cut-Off, Venue Closes
*Well behaved dogs are allowed, on a leash.
* We will have displays and booths hosted by various Military and Veteran agencies and local sponsors and vendors