8th Annual Iowa Remembrance Run
- Raccoon River Park (West Des Moines Parks & Recreation)
- Address: 2500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265
- September 24, 2017
- Packet Pickup Saturday: 10am - 11:30am; Sunday Race Day 8:30 - 9:40am: T-Shirt/Pickup; 9:45am: Honoring Fallen Soldiers Program; 10 am: Race starts
- Price: see website
The 8th Annual Iowa Remembrance Run (a 5K Walk/Run) will be held on Sunday, September 24 (Gold Star Mother’s Weekend). The Iowa Remembrance Run honors Iowa’s fallen service members since 9/11 who were casualties of war from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. We also honor Iowa service members who have died during that time due to injuries received while serving, PTSD* or while serving on active duty.
Proceeds from the Iowa Remembrance Run are used to fund the Annual Retreat for Iowa Families of Fallen Service Members. The retreat is a private event for family members in Iowa who have lost a service member and is organized and hosted by Survivor Outreach Services – Iowa. The meeting provides the families with useful resources and support, and facilitates a peer network for the participants.