Run or walk to remember our USNA brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
This event has been modified to comply with local requirements to help stop the spread of COVID-19
The governor's current executive order allows Virginians to "leave their residences for the purpose of engaging in outdoor activity, including exercise." If you choose to exercise on the boardwalk at sunrise on Memorial Day, or in your own neighborhood, be sure that you comply with social distancing requirements.
Please register to show that you'll be honoring our shipmates, whether your run/walk is at the beach or at home.
For reference, past events were conducted as follows:
Join the Hampton Roads Chapter at Neptune's Park at sunrise on Memorial Day. We will have a moment of silence at sunrise, and then a run/walk down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk towards Rudee Inlet and back.
Even if you choose not to run or walk, please join us to take a purposeful pause in your busy lives. We will take a moment to remember our USNA brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Be there by 5:45 a.m. (it will be light out by 5:20). Wear your Run To Honor gear, or something to commemorate your comrades. Run or walk, however fast or slow as you would like. This gathering is about fellowship and remembrance.
Point of contact:
Dave Paddock '77
Beginning of civil twilight: 05:19
Start and end:
Neptune's Statue on the boardwalk
Near Laskin Rd. and Atlantic Ave.
Route: out and back, south to Rudee Inlet and return.
Distance: 4.2 miles round-trip (2.1 miles each way); run or walk a shorter distance if you'd like.