In mid June a group of team relay runners from Run for the Fallen began running across the country. They started in California and will complete the run on August 24th when they reach Arlington Cemetary. They are running in honor of soldiers who have lost their lives in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

I had heard about the group and what they were doing and was immediately impressed. What a challenge; what a feet, and what a way to show admiration for those who have given their lives. The organization is apolitical so being involved is also apolitical.

Jon Bellona the founder of Run for the Fallen started the non-profit in honor of his college roommate who lost his life. I will be running on the 24th for Ahn Chanawongse, the first classmate from my high school graduation to die. Run for the Fallen makes it easy to get involved. They simply want to get runners/walkers from across the country to participate on Aug 24th.

At Personal Euphoria, we’ve tried to make it even easier, at least if you live in the Greater Hartford area. We have organized a run at 2pm on Aug. 24th. We will be running/walking at Glastonbury High School’s Track. We’d love to have you come and participate or pass the information onto someone who might have an interest.

There is no obligation to donate, but we will be accepting donations for Helping Unite Gold Star Survivors, one of Run for the Fallen’s recommended organizations. To help us keep our event as organized as possible we ask that you register in advance, but please don’t let deciding to come the morning of stop you from coming. We will be there rain or shine, just like the cross-country crew.

I have been inspired by Jon Bellona, his team, and Run for the Fallen. I hope you can find inspiration too. Being inspired—no matter where it comes from—is always good.

According to their website, this week the relay runners ran through Kansas and Missouri. Visit their website to watch video clips of their run and let yourself be inspired. Then join us in Glastonbury on August, 24th and be a part in a run that is taking place nationwide.

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