The main event of March for the Fallen will be a non-competitive march/walk to honor the fallen that will be open to everyone.
Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a commemorative "dog tag" for the event.
In addition to the non-competitive march/walk there will also be three competitive events. The first will be an individual "ruck march" where individual competitors will be required to carry a 35-pound ruck sack.
The second competitive event will be a squad-based competition where teams of up to 8 people will participate in a ruck march as a group. Each competitor will be required to carry a 35-pound ruck sack and the team will be timed based on when the last individual crosses the finish line.
The third competitive event will be a platoon-based competition with teams of at least 15 participate in the ruck march as a group. Like the squad competition, each competitor will be required to carry a 35-pound ruck sack and the team will be timed based on when the last individual in the platoon crosses the finish line.
March for the Fallen
is a memorial event to honor all of Washington's fallen Military.
Since September 11, 2001 there have been 149 Military members from Washington state who have been killed in action while serving our country from all the branches of the military. We have also included the three Airmen that were killed in Afghanistan from Fairchild AFB in 2013 as honorary Washingtonians. We not only honor the military members killed since 9/11, but all members of Washington's military from World War I through the Cold War, no matter how they died.
March for the Fallen is not just a march;
it’s a memorial walk – or jog – and we’ll be having a competitive “ruck march” portion of the event open to military personnel and veterans.