Brunswick, ME, August 14, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- On Sunday, August 20th, 2017, Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation will be holding their 2nd annual run to honor our fallen military heroes starting and ending at Brunswick Recreation Center in Brunswick, Maine. The run is a celebration of the lives for the 106 men and 4 women with Maine ties who have given their lives since 09-11-2001. In appreciation of their ultimate sacrifice to our great state and country, runners gather on this day in a display of unity to honor our Gold Star families and to thank them while showing that we promise to Never Forget.
The day’s events will begin at the Brunswick Recreation Center in Brunswick starting at 7:00am for same day registration. Opening ceremonies, including prayer, reading of each soldier’s name and a song to remember the fallen will take place at 8:45 am. Runners will begin the 10-kilometer road race at 9:20am – this years event features both a non-timed 5K walk/run for family members and a timed 10K road race for those who want to share in this life-changing event. Runners will be led from the starting line on Neptune Drive by the Maine Patriot Riders along a designated route lined with posters representing each Fallen Military Hero in the form of a photo, their home town and a brief bio. Many of the family members and military representatives stand at these markers to encourage the runners along the route.
This year the run will start and finish at Brunswick Landing in Brunswick. The day's program will include, 5K run/walk, a 10K road race, a Kids Fun Run and 70' camo boot camp obstacle course, scholarships, awards and much more. Family members and all those that register before August 18th will be treated to a traditional Maine family BBQ inside the Brunswick Recreation Center prior to the closing ceremonies. T-Shirts will be given to the first (300) that register.
If you're a runner, Come and run the 10K road race in honor of Maine's fallen heroes. This will be the fastest 10K course that you'll run all summer! This also promises to be a historic event with very special guests.
If you're a family member of a fallen military hero from Maine. You are welcome to come walk or run and share in this common bond and enjoy the day's festivities.
Please visit http://www.mainefallenheroes.org
for more information or to donate.