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Join The Families Who Will Never Forget

Whether you hold a candle at a vigil, wave a flag along the route, or ride your bike in memory, Marine Families (formerly known as the Tampa Area Marine Parents Assoc., Inc.) is looking for help for its 8th Annual Run for the Fallen.

The two-day memorial event September 19-20 recognizes the nearly 400 “Fallen Heroes” from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and pays tribute to the Gold Star Families.

The “Fallen Floridians Tribute” is already on display through Sunday at Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 N. US Hwy 301, Tampa, 33619.

On Saturday runners and walkers can pick up their participation packets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. or buy a barbecue dinner ticket. A candlelight vigil starts at 7:45 p.m.

The Bike Run and Rally gathering point is Harley Davidson Tampa, 6920 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa with the ride concluding at Veterans Park for the vigil.

Late registration for Sunday's 10K, 5K and 1 mile Memorial Walk and Run is available from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The opening ceremony starts at 9 a.m. followed by the run/walk. 

For more, visit the Marine Families website or email MarineFamilies.R4F@gmail.com.

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