The 2019 Indiana Run for the Fallen..

The 2019 Run will take place on May 10th thru May 12th.   The format will be as follows...

  • Friday May 10th, 2019 - Opening Ceremonies 7:30 am at the Allen County War Memorial.
  • Day 1 – May 10th, Fri - HM 1-52 - 52 miles - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 8:00 am start. Stopping at 4:40 pm in Freedom Park Portland and evening dinner at 6:00 pm.
  • Day 2 – May 11th, Sat - HM 52-110 - 58 miles - Start Freedom Park in Portland at  7:30 am.  Stopping in Anderson at 5:10 pm and evening dinner at 6:00 pm.
  • Day 3 –  May 12th, Sun - HM 110 - 145 - 30 miles - Start Anderson on 53rd Street 7:20 am.  Stopping in Veterans Memorial Plaza downtown Indianapolis at  1:00 pm.
  • Sunday May 12th, 2017 - Closing Ceremonies 1:00 pm Veterans Memorial Plaza downtown Indianapolis.

One Mile - One Marker - One Hero...

Each mile of the Run is dedicated to an IN Hero and the Core Run Team will stop at every Hero Marker and present an American and a Honor and Remember flag to the waiting family members, friends and comrades.  The intent is to create a 140 mile long memorial trail through Indiana.

Caution: Each Hero Marker is placed approximately one mile apart. Some placements may not be along road conditions that are conducive to safely standing on the side of the highway. Please use wise judgement when waiting for the runners to arrive, safety for all is our number one concern. You may want to consider standing at another marker in a safer location. 

Hero Markers...

The end of each mile during the run is designated as a Hero Marker and each is assigned to one of our Indiana Heroes.   A couple of days prior to the actual run each of these Hero Marker locations will be marked by painting that particular number at the designated spot on the road shoulder and we will also place a laminated Marker card containing the HM number, name, and date and time as well.

Please click on the Hero Marker # on each Hero page for the location map for that Marker, expected arrival time of the Main Group and other pertinent details.



Question...can a family member, friend or comrade run with the Core Team for their mile?

Answer - yes - but most importantly - they must be capable of keeping pace with our team members - in practice that means that you should be capable of running that mile in 8 1/2 minutes!!!
Also - please remember that whoever is running that mile must make their own way to the preceding HM in time to join in with our team.   So - if your HM is for example 116 then you should be at 115 to join our Team to run your mile.   The planned arrival dates/times at each Hero Marker will be available here well in advance of the Run, as will maps for each location.Also - there are many other opportunities to participate by being a part of the beginning and end of each day.  More details will be available as we get closer to the date.