15th Annual NJ Run for the Fallen
September 20th to 24th, 2023.
It is our responsibility to Honor and Remember all those who have paid for our Freedom with the Ultimate Sacrifice...
Master List sorted by Hero Marker Number >Click Here<
Day 2, Friday 9/23 >Click Here<
Day 3, Saturday 9/24 >Click Here<
Day 4, Sunday 9/25>Click Here<
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When is the 2023 Run?
The 15th Annual Run will start in Cape May on Wed, September 20, 2023 when Gold Star Families and the Run Team will come together for our "Remember" Ceremony and Dinner.
Our Team will commence the Run on the following morning, Thursday 21st at Sunset Beach, and will then run for four days and finish with the closing ceremony at our NJ Run for the Fallen Gold Star Family Memorial on the grounds of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at Holmdel, NJ, on Sunday, September 24th, 2023.
Click here to go to the NJ Gold Star Family Memorial website...
Do you have a Timeline yet for 2023?
We have just released the preliminary Timeline for the 2023 NJ Run For The Fallen. Please note this is "preliminary" and is subject to change but all changes will be published on our website and also our Facebook pages as they happen. The preliminary Timeline is now available here....
2023 Run ~ Our Mission....
In an apolitical reflection of remembrance, a team of military members from Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst and other locations across the US will come together to embark on a 195+ mile journey to honor every New Jersey service member who died in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Each mile is dedicated to an individual NJ Hero and their family, and the run team will stop at each Hero Marker (each mile) to make a presentation to waiting family members, friends, and comrades with the goal of creating a 195+ mile Memorial Trail through New Jersey. For more Click Here....
What is a Hero Marker?
Each mile of the Run is dedicated to one of our NJ Fallen and the endpoint of that mile is marked by a distinctive Hero Marker which is placed in a prominent position and also painted on the road thus acting as the "gathering point" for that Hero's Family, Friends and comrades. Our Run Team will stop and make a presentation at every Hero Marker throughout the 4 days of the Run. Full details, listings and maps will be published here in the spring of 2023...
Where is the NJ Gold Star Family Monument?
In early 2011 the NJ Run For The Fallen presented a plan to the Trustees of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation to establish a Gold Star Family Monument. Following a series of meetings in 2013 the Trustees of the NJ Run For The Fallen formed a committee to design, fund and build a monument to honor and remember the sacrifices of those families who have lost a loved one in defense of our Nation. The monument to be located on the grounds of the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Holmdel, NJ. The Monument was Dedicated on September, 2015 - Click here...