FAQs

How long is the Run?

Massachusetts Run For The Fallen is a 5K Run/Walk.

How can I volunteer?

We are seeking volunteers for the 2017 Run For The Fallen!  Click here to sign up for volunteer slots/time.  All registered volunteer receive a t-shirt and lunch ticket.  Please register by August 10th to guarantee t-shirt size.

When does 2017 registration open?

Registration opens at 12:01am on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.  All who who register on Memorial Day  will receive a complimentary Run For The Fallen patch.

Who is honored at the Run?

Massachusetts Run For The Fallen works with the MA 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 at MARFTF@militaryfriends.org or 1-84-HELP-VETS if they are interested in having their loved one added.

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 died on active duty or lost their lives to PTSD due to their military service since September 11, 2001.

Is there a poster I can download for the Run?

Check out the 2017 poster here!

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. Your donation helps cover their costs for the event including food, lodging, transportation, Family of the Fallen t-shirts and more. Donations also help provide year round support for unexpected emergency needs of Gold Star and military families.  Thank you for your support!

Are there discount codes for active military/Guard/Reserves?

Yes.  Please email MARFTF@militaryfriends.org with your rank, name, branch of service.

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 sponsor this event.  How can we do this?

If you are a interested being a sponsor, please email sarah@militaryfriends.org

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

Interested vendors may contact jim@militaryfriends.org.  All vendors will need to bring their own table, chairs and tent (required).