Sep 11, 2020 5:54 PM

Fallen hero run commemorates Soldiers' sacrifices

Posted Sep 11, 2020 5:54 PM

Fort Riley hosts the Fallen Hero Run at 9:11 a.m. on Sept. 12 to honor and remember military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support and defense of the United States.

The untimed two-mile run, which starts and ends at Riley's Community Center, is free and open to the public. Runners can pre-register at Whitside Fitness Center prior to Saturday or register at the event site from 8 - 9 a.m. The Fallen Hero Run is pet and stroller friendly. For more information on the run, visit

In the event of severe weather, visit Saturday morning for cancellation information.

A display of decorated combat boots will line a portion of the run route to commemorate those who have died in service to their country. To learn more about displaying a boot in memory of a fallen service member, call 785-239-0630.

Visitors to Fort Riley who don't have a Department of Defense ID card will need to stop by the Henry Gate visitor center to get a pass. DoD ID cardholders are considered Trusted Travelers and may vouch for up to seven other people in their vehicle. Participants must come from within 150 miles of Fort Riley. Anyone 16 years old and older will need a photo ID. You can learn more about accessing Fort Riley by visiting