May Memorial Marathon


Every year we are more amazed at the lack of understanding of the
meaning and importance of Memorial Day. It is perhaps one of the main
reasons that the Honor and Remember Flag exists. Families who have given
their loved ones in the service of our country do not need a set aside
day to be reminded, every day is Memorial Day for them. What Memorial
Day has become is a reminder of how many of those around them don’t take
the time to care. The Families don’t need to be reminded of the
sacrifice, we do.

Several years ago Honor and Remember dedicated the month of May to be
named Honor and Remember month. It was done so that every day during
this fifth month of the year all of us could focus on our home town
military fallen heroes, one day at a time. It was the hope that this
message would be embraced and broadcast day by day until by the end of
the month we would have names and faces to associate with the importance
of Memorial Day itself. There are entire movements in this country to
bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day.

In order to continue this tradition of remembrance, at the start of
each May, we organize the Virginia Run for the Fallen now followed by
the Indiana, New York and Arizona runs. These runs are all contained to
states and do not allow for national participation until now.

Memorial Run Book Your Time Slot Here

Starting May of 2017 and continuing every year after we begin a new
tradition. A 24/7 Memorial Marathon. At least one committed runner,
sneakers on the ground every minute of every day for 31 days.

For every minute of every day during the month someone will be
remembering a fallen hero individually by name. Our goal is to fill
every available time slot for the entire: 31 days, 744 hours, 44,640
minutes, 2,678,400 seconds.

FAQ Book Your Time Slot Here

How does it work? – sign up to walk/run for 30 minutes on any particular day at any particular time.
Your name will be posted on our calendar wall as a committed runner for
that time slot. We ask that you decide on heroes from your area and we
will post that info as well. What we are creating is a contiguous relay
chain of remembrance.

Can I run more than one slot? – Absolutely, however we would like to
involve as many individuals as possible. That means having a different
persons name every half an hour for 1488 half hours.
If you would like to run from 3-3:00 am everyday all month sign up that way.

What if a time slot is already taken? – Just because a time slot is
filled does not mean you cant add your name and run in that spot. We are
hoping for thousands of runners with many overlaps. We do however need
to fill every open segment. The more runners the more Heroes are

Is there a cost to participate? – Absolutely not, you may sign up
knowing you are committing to running a particular day and time and on
the honor system we know it is being done.

Is there Bling? – If you are familiar with Honor and Remember, our
parent non-profit organization, you understand that our mission is
national and all encompassing. The financial needs are many and any help
in offsetting is appreciated. With that being said if you would like a
Tshirt or a Medal that acknowledges your participation in the Memorial
Marathon other then the Web Wall we have them.

We need your commitment! Pick an open time slot, grab a friend,
organize a group and lets raise the bar. Dedicate yourself to the
perpetual tribute of those that gave so much.

We hope you will join us in saying  “I  am honored to remember our
military fallen heroes and their families. I participated in the Honor
and Remember May Memorial Marathon”