When does 2017 registration open?

Registration opens at 12:01am on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.  Only those who register on Memorial Day  will receive a complimentary patch.

What does the race registration fee support?

Thank you for selecting the option to participate and make a registration donation of $30. MARFTF is a free event for families of the Fallen. Much of the funds donated cover their costs for the event including food, lodging, transportation, Family of the Fallen t-shirts and more. Donations also go to provide year round support for unexpected emergency needs of Gold Star and military families.  Thank you for your support!

Is the Run/Walk timed?

Each runner/walker has can choose to run timed or untimed.  Many people choose to this Run as the one run a year they do where don’t make time the focus.  Many family members of our Fallen Heroes will stand by their loved one’s Hero Marker along the course. You can stop by and personally thank our Heroes’ family members, give them a hug, a handshake and let them know how grateful you are for your freedom.  This event is to honor the Fallen and show their families that we will never forget.

Who is honored at the Run?

Massachusetts Run For The Fallen works with the state’s Department of Veterans’ Services which oversees the names of the Fallen from the state’s official list.  We recognize that not all families may be on this list and we welcome any family member to contact us if their loved on is not listed.  The Massachusetts Run For The Fallen recognizes Fallen Service Members whose home of record was Massachusetts (or who had strong ties to the state) and who were killed-in-action, died in training accidents, died on active duty or lost their lives to PTSD due to their military service since September 11, 2001.

Are walkers or strollers allowed?

Both are welcome.  All are asked to assemble at the start line based on pace so please position yourself accordingly.

Are there prizes for the top finishers?

No, this Run/Walk is about honoring the Fallen.  We hope this is the reason why our Runners take part. Top Male and Female finishers in each category will be recognized.

Can you participate with a Ruck or carrying a Flag?

Absolutely.  We welcome it!

My business would like to set up a table at the Run.  How can we do this?

If you are a interested being a vendor, please email jim@militaryfriends.org