Run to honor those who have fallen

February 8, 2016
paul bernard

For the ninth year, the midshipmen of the University of Florida’s NROTC program will host the Fallen Heroes 5K run to benefit the UDT-SEAL Association and the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation.

The run will take place Sunday, March 20, at 9 a.m., starting and finishing in the UF commuter lot at 1273 Gale Lemerand Drive. Day-of-race registration will open at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $20. Participants may also register at active.com/gainesville-fl/running/distance-running-races/the-9th-annual-fallen-heroes.

The UDT-SEAL Association is a Veterans Support Organization whose members include those who have served, are presently serving or who strive to serve the Naval Special Warfare community. Their goal is to assist members and their families by improving quality of life. The Gainesville Fisher House Foundation supports America’s military personnel by providing a living facility that allows family members to be close to their loved ones during hospitalization.

The Fallen Heroes 5K run also honors Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh, USN SEAL, Lt. Thomas Fouke, USN, and all others who gave their lives in support of the global war on terror.

The race is sponsored by Fit2Run, who will present a $50 gift card to the first-place male and female contestants.

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