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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2017 2:37:00 PM EDT

Advisory: Run for the Fallen honors military heroes, families

FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to the Run for the Fallen Saturday, 10 a.m., at Williams Stadium here.

WHAT: Run for the Fallen

WHO: Open to the Public

WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20

WHERE: Williams Stadium

COST: Free

Run for the Fallen is part of a national, nonprofit initiative that started 10 years ago when a group of civilians decided to run from Fort Irwin, Calif., to Arlington National Cemetery.

Last year at the Fort Lee event alone, 6,400 participants paid tribute to fallen military members by running and walking more than 18,000 miles. Each year, the total mile figure is reported to the national Run for the Fallen organization.

Participants may register beginning at 8:30 a.m. the morning of the event and may elect to walk or run a 1-mile or 5-mile course.

Media planning to attend must contact Sarah Gauvin at (804) 734-6965, (804) 400-7273 or sarah.r.gauvin.civ@mail.mil by 3 p.m., Friday to coordinate an escort to the event.

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Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI. Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and maintenance. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.

For more information contact:

Sarah Gauvin
Fort Lee Public Affairs
(804) 734-6965
(804) 400-7273
sarah.r.gauvin.civ@mail.mil