"The Last 5-3-1" Mile Run - Sunday September 30, 2018.
What is the "Last 5-3-1"?
It is an opportunity to run alongside our Core Team of 24 active military runners for the last 5 miles through Holmdel Twp on our way to the finish and closing ceremony at the NJ Gold Star Family Monument on the grounds of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. What's the purpose? An opportunity to actively participate with us in:
Honoring and Remembering our NJ Heroes from all Wars and Conflicts who have given their lives in support of our Nation's Freedoms and our Gold Star Families..
Showing support for all the men and women of our Military who continue to walk in harm's way...
What if I can't run 5 miles?
That's why we call it the "Last 5-3-1"!!
You can choose that day which distance you would like to run.
Remember that our Team will be stopping every mile at a Hero Marker to honor that Hero and pay their respects to waiting family members, friends and comrades - we ask that at all times you act accordingly with respect and dignity...
T-Shirts - we will make them available to those who complete the form further down this page - if you wish to wear your own that's fine providing it does not have any political slogans or connections and does not have any offensive or vulgar comments or pictures on it!!
You should be at the "Start" location ~ 963 Holmdel Road, Holmdel NJ 07733 (Intersection of Spring Valley Drive & Holmdel Road) no later than 3:30pm on Sunday. The actual time that you will set off is dependent on when our Team arrive there ~ remember ~ they left Brick at 6:30am that morning so timing may not be exact but is expected to be at around 3:00pm.
We will have transportation available to the Start from the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the PNC Arts Center - more details available soon.
There will be ample supplies of water there and also along the route.
The "start" is located at a Hero Marker and there will be a Gold Star Family present so please be respectful at all times.
New this year - Bracelets....
The first 100 people who register will receive a memorial bracelet in honor of a NJ Fallen Hero. Each bracelet will be engraved with the name, rank, date of loss and Hometown for each hero - there will only be 1 bracelet for each name. The bracelets will be randomly distributed at the Start of the Last 5 and we are unable to accommodate individual requests. Although we do NOT charge a registration fee we would ask that you consider making a donation which may be done here - Click Here...
(There is no cost to Register - but donations toward our expenses are always welcome!!)