Remember the Fallen Virtual Run

Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. In the tradition of The Virtual Run Challenge paying tribute to these soldiers we are introducing our first annual Memorial Day Virtual Running event.  Our Remember the Fallen virtual run will be a distance of 21k.   21k was chosen for the distance because it is commonly recognized as the highest honor by many nations.  Also, represented by the number 21 and is also depicted in this year’s finisher medal is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  During the guard repeats the following routine until they are relieved:

  1. Marches 21 steps south down the 63-foot-long (19 m) black mat laid across the Tomb.
  2. Turns and faces east, toward the Tomb, for 21 seconds.
  3. Turns and faces north, changes weapon to outside shoulder, and waits 21 seconds.
  4. Marches 21 steps down the mat.
  5. Turns and faces east for 21 seconds.
  6. Turns and faces south, changes weapon to outside shoulder, and waits 21 seconds.

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

– James A. Garfield

How to Complete:

HOW TO COMPLETE:

1. Register for the race (Standard Participants will receive the 4″ Remember the Fallen 21k Finisher Medal, Official Tyvek Race Bib. Race Packets will start shipping May 10th, 2020.

2. Choose a location

3. It’s your race! Run, Walk; indoors or outside you set the pace

4. Submit your results, earn your medal and bragging rights with your friends

5. Register for your next race!

Registration Is Now Open

Memorial Day Finisher Medal

Charity Information

TAPS provides comfort, care, and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

2020 offers more opportunity for charities to benefit from this event.  We will be offering our standard designated/default charity donation.

New for this year is if you work for a specific charity (preferably one that works with military veterans or active military) we are offering the opportunity for your charity to benefit from this event.  If you are interested in how your charity or non-profit can benefit please contact us a charity@thevirtualrunchallenge.com