Although we visibly run one marker to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, the total run to Fort Logan National Cemetery represents every service member from Colorado who laid down their lives for freedom's cause. Thousands have sacrificed to preserve our way of life. And as you give tribute to this particular hero please remember others who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout history. Colorado being rich in the foundation of this country has given many of her sons and daughters. Regardless of war or conflict, branch of service or method of death, we ultimately run for them all, honoring their service and sacrifice, and remembering that they each gave up a future so that we could have ours. We give tribute to them by name wherever possible and to the sacrifice of the families they left behind.
Using the model from the original Run for the Fallen tribute in 2008 Honor and Remember Inc. has established the Colorado Run for the Fallen. It is a compilation of runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run specific miles for every Colorado service member killed as a result of serving during the War on Terror including Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and Inherent Resolve. Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted, is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.
The weekend following 9/11 we will run across Colorado to raise awareness for the lives of those who fought and died, to rejuvenate their memories and keep their spirits alive and to aid in the healing process for the Colorado residents whose lives have been affected by the war.
We are dedicated to Honor and Remember as we blaze a hundred mile tribute trail to Fort Logan National Cemetery. One Team ~ One Mission ~ One Tribute
Colorado Run for the Fallen Coordinators:
Director - Jennifer Earp
Asst Director - David Earp
Core Run Team State Captain - Chad Prichard
Gold Star Family Coordinator - Pam Avey Stemple, GSM
Law Enforcement Coordinator - Mark Keany
Public Relations / Media - Gary Faircloth