Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. 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 are the following:
- Marches 21 steps south down the 63-foot-long (19 m) black mat laid across the Tomb.
- Turns and faces east, toward the Tomb, for 21 seconds.
- Turns and faces north, changes weapon to the outside shoulder, and waits 21 seconds.
- Marches 21 steps down the mat.
- Turns and faces east for 21 seconds.
- Turns and faces south changes weapon to the outside shoulder, and waits 21 seconds.
Challenge Finisher Swag:
- Remember the Fallen 4.25" Finisher Medal
- Official Tyvek Race Bib
- Access to Our Online Tracking Log (The planned course will take you to some of Washington DC's Memorial Landmarks
- Digital Finisher Badge