A three-day run from Cape May to Holmdel by a team of 54 active-duty members of the military will pass through Ocean City on Friday, Sept. 28.
The Run for the Fallen honors every New Jersey service member killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Runners are expected to pass the VFW Post at 15th Street and Bay Avenue in Ocean City at 3 p.m. and the American Legion Post at 33rd Street and Bay Avenue at 3:45 p.m. The American Legion will host a dinner for the runners.
The event organizers describe the event as follows:
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of 54+ active duty members of the military from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and other locations across the US will embark on a 168+ mile journey to honor New Jersey service members killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Each mile is dedicated to an individual NJ Hero and their family, and the run team will stop at each Hero Marker (each mile) to present a flag and personalized biographical card to waiting family members, friends and comrades with the goal of creating a 168+ mile memorial trail through New Jersey.
“NJ Run for the Fallen” will kick off on Friday September 28th at 8:00am at Cape May Lighthouse with a “start” ceremony for the three day, 168+ mile run through Wildwood, Stone Harbor/Avalon, Ocean City, Somers Point, Egg Harbor, Galloway, Tuckerton, Ocean Twp., Toms River, Brick, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Sea Girt, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Oceanport, Shrewsbury and Lincroft to finish at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel on National Gold Star Family Day, Sunday September 30, 2012.
Route maps are available here: http://www.njrunforthefallen.org/2012-run.html