On March 17-19, 2023, in an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of runners embarked on a 155 mile run to honor Arkansas service members who have died while serving on active duty since September 11, 2001. The run begins in Ozark, AR and ends in Little Rock, AR. Each mile of the run is dedicated to an Arkansas Hero. The run team stops at each marker where they present an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of a fallen service member in an effort to create a 155 mile memorial trail through Arkansas.
The final 3 miles of the run are open to the public. Find out more about how you can participate as a runner either in person or virtually.
Arkansas Run for the Fallen is very proud to participate in Wreaths across America, a nationwide effort to honor veterans by placing a wreath on their headstone each December. For each wreath sponsored through our page, Wreaths Across America will make a donation back to Arkansas Run for the Fallen to help honor Arkansas Fallen Heroes and support the families of Arkansas fallen service members. To sponsor a wreath to honor an Arkansas veteran click here. The Wreaths Across America ceremony for 2023 will be held on December 16, 2023 at 11 AM Central time.
The Arkansas Run for the Fallen Traveling Memorial has been displayed across the state of Arkansas over the past few years in many communities. The memorial consists of a 3' x 5' flag and placard with a short biography for each Arkansas service member who has died while serving since September 11, 2001. People are able to walk among the flags and read the biographies of the heroes that are honored.