On March 14th, 15th and 16th, 2014, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners completed a 140 mile run to honor every Arkansas service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Media coverage of last year's event can be found here.
Each mile of the run is dedicated to an Arkansas Hero. The run team stopped at every marker where they presented an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of every fallen service member in an effort to create a 140 mile memorial trail through Arkansas.
The mission of the Arkansas Run for the Fallen is to raise awareness for the native Arkansans who fought and died supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The purpose is also to provide support, hope and healing to families grieving the death of a loved one in military service regardless of relationship or circumstance of death. We support organizations that enable the healing process for Arkansas residents whose lives have been affected by the GWOT.