Memorial Day is all about honoring our fallen heroes. Most little towns, big cities, and mid-size communities have some kind of tribute to memorialize those who served in the armed forces (but are no longer with us). There are graveside ceremonies, town hall concerts, and parades.
In addition, there are those of us who are runners...and we have our own options for commemorating the day. After all, isn't that what we do best?
Care to hear a few options for Memorial Day running?
Often times, there are local races with a patriotic theme during this holiday weekend. It isn't difficult to find such a race nearby; there may actually be several to choose from in your vicinity. Many of these races will support area service groups or local efforts to memorialize those who have served our country.
Another option is to organize an area group run. For the past several years, a small group of us have met on Memorial Day morning, and run a few miles around a lake that sits next to our town's cemetery. We keep it on the down-low, and are respectful of the setting, but it is quite tranquil seeing all the American flags along the path through the grounds.
Myself, I'm hoping to gather (with friends) at the lake and run a few miles in and around our town's cemetery. The weather is looking a bit iffy (rain! again!), but I plan to get out for a few miles even if I run them solo.
Do you have any plans for Memorial Day? Have you ever participated in a race over Memorial Day weekend? Ever done a tribute run, on your own or with a small group?
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