Mississippi's Run For the Fallen is already planning for 2013! We are currently seeking volunteers for our planning, funding, and public relations committees. Mississippi's Run For the Fallen has doubled in size each year. We expect close to 1000 participants in 2013. To prepare for this great occasion and bring much needed recognition to the lives of those that made the ultimate sacrifice, we must get started early. If you are interested in serving on one of our committees, please contact us before January 1st, 2013.
Thank you to everyone that has registered for Mississippi's Run For the Fallen. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. Keep Spreading the word and let's beat last year's record of 300 participants!
Mississippi's Run For the Fallen will be held at Madison Middle School in Madison, Mississippi on August 18th, 2012. If you missed last years run, you missed out. Come honor those that have paid the ultimate price to guarantee our freedom. Our goal is to have more than the 300 participants that showed up last year. If you would like more information about the Run or would like to volunteer help, supplies, services, or funding, please contact us today! Please take some time and look around the site. Help us on our campaign to increase our Facebook likes and Twitter followers.
Mississippi's Run for the Fallen was an enormous success! Over 300 people showed up to display their support for our soldiers and their families. Opening comments were followed by a prayer from Danny Miller. Kim McCoy told the crowd what made her feel compelled to organize the event. The JROTC from Brandon High School joined members of the Brandon High School Band for a patriotic ceremony that none will forget. As the first horn blew, the emotion was overwhelming to see tons of people take off up the hill while patriotic tunes blasted from the speakers.
Many achieved their goals. Some runners said that it was the easiest run they have ever done, and some walkers said that they went further than ever. Maybe that was because they were doing it all for someone else. We were all so privileged to be a part of that great day. Over $3500 was raised and Mississippians logged 646 miles. Mississippi's Run for the Fallen will be back in 2012. Make sure you are a part of it!
Registration will begin at 7:30. We are asking everyone planning to attend to register online. We will start the opening ceremony at 8:00. Please make plans to be there and park in time to be a part of the opening ceremony. The traffic and parking will be directed and may be a little congested, so please plan accordingly. We will have the closing comments following the kids' run. It may be difficult to leave before the closing comments as the lanes will be blocked until the children are done running. We expect the closing comments to be around 9:30. Door prizes will be handed out at the closing ceremony.
We suggest that you bring a chair if you would like to sit during any part of the day. We will have water and other drinks on hand, but feel free to bring your own.
T-shirts benefiting the Wounded Warrior will be on sale for $20. You can bring cash or checks made out to the Wounded Warrior Project. We will have limited numbers of shirts, but they can also be ordered at the event.
The run will be on the Brandon High School property. We will have a loop set up that will be one mile that the adults can choose how far they run or walk by how many laps they choose to do. Because of time constraints the maximum will be 3 laps. The kids' run will be one lap. Remember that there will be no timing or awards, so bring a stopwatch if you would like to track your times.