(CBS4) — A group of runners completed 100 miles over the weekend to honor fallen service members. The group ran a trail from Fort Carson to Fort Logan National Cemetery.
They stopped at “hero markers” every mile along the way, where a family member of a fallen officer was waiting. The runners stopped pay tribute to that hero.READ MORE: Coloradans Kim Dobson And Ashley Brasovan Take Top Spots In Mount Washington Road Race
“We not often remember the true heroes this country has. We remember the famous people but never the people that gave their lives to protect us. So this is really, really special,” said Jasmine Chesney, a Gold Star wife.READ MORE: Preventing Theft: Denver Police Etching VIN On Catalytic Converters
The Run For The Fallen was specifically in memory of Colorado service members who have died fighting terrorism and first responders who’ve died serving our communities.
This weekend’s two-day run was the first time the run for the fallen has taken place here in Colorado.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Landspout Tornadoes Hit Colorado Plains
The run ended Sunday with a closing ceremony including a flag presentation and tolling of the honor bell.