Lexington County, SC 10/18/2022 - Honor and Remember® of South Carolina has organized their 4th Annual South Carolina Run for the Fallen®. This is a special running event to publicly recognize the sacrifice of South Carolina’s men and women who have died in recent years while in military service to America.
The runs itinerary has it coming through Lexington County on Sunday, October 23, 2022, beginning about 9:30 a.m. All runners should be clear of Lexington County by noon of that day. The best places to park, get out of your car, and offer cheers and waves of support for the runners in Lexington County is the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park on the 12th Street extension (where Amazon and Nephron is located, Frink Street from 12th to Sate Street, at Brookland-Cayce High School, or Guignard Park on the Knox Abbott Drive side.
A core team of runners will embark on a 122-mile journey to honor every South Carolina service member who died while serving or as a result of serving during the Global War on Terror. This year we will run for and call out the names of over 400 military fallen from South Carolina. Each mile marker, or Hero Marker, of the route is dedicated to individual South Carolina military heroes. The run team stops at each Hero Marker to pay tribute to South Carolina military heroes and any waiting Gold Star family members, friends and comrades. Each Hero Marker tribute will include reading of the hero’s name, rank, branch of service, date of death, plus a ceremonial planting of an American flag and Honor and Remember® Flag.
South Carolina Run for the Fallen® begins at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 next to Liberty Square in Charleston with a brief Run Start ceremony. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will be the guest speaker to kick-off the 3-day 122-mile run, which travels through Charleston, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Berkeley County, Orangeburg County, Holly Hill, Santee, Elloree, Calhoun County, Saint Matthews, Lexington County, Cayce, Richland County, Columbia, and finally ending at the South Carolina State House in Columbia at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022, followed by an End of Run ceremony on the State House grounds. More details are available here … www.southcarolina.runforthefallen.org.