This event has been cancelled.

Due to inclement weather this event has been cancelled. We will reschedule the event on 05/27/15.

  • Where: Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Rd., Groveport, OH
  • When: Saturday May 12, 2018
  • Time: 8:30am
  • Cost: $35 and $45
  • Packet Pickup: TBD
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Awards

Fallen 15 Memorial Run: Groveport, Ohio

Registration Is Now Open

NEW: This year a 10k distance race has been added.

Fallen 15’s 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer race will run through the trail system at the Groveport Recreation Center. This 6.2-mile and 3.1-mile race is a one-of-a-kind way to honor, celebrate and draw inspiration from local fallen heroes. The route will feature a Service Members from the Central Ohio region who has made the ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on Terror and service to their Country. Runners will have the unique opportunity to know each individual service member as they traverse each kilometer, which will have a personal and lasting effect. The length of the race was chosen to represent the hardships service members encounter on a daily basis while serving overseas.

The Race will feature a unique Finisher Medal, post-race entertainment, food, and drinks. Check back soon for updates!

The Route



  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Awards

Race details

Race Details

Packet Pickup: RACE DAY! Groveport Recreation Center starting at 7:00 am.


All runners will receive:

  • An official Fallen15 Race shirt (Family members of the Fallen will receive a special personalized tee. Note your family status in registration)
  • Free entry to the after race event
  • Snacks and Freebies


What is the Time Limit?

The timing equipment will monitor participants finishing for 2 hours once the race begins. Runners should hold a pace of 3.1 MPH or 19:00 per mile to ensure they finish within the allotted time.

Will there be water/gel stations along the course?

There will be three water points along the route.

Are Walkers welcome?

Yes, Walkers are welcome at the 10k. Walkers should keep a walking pace of 3.1 mph, or around a 19:00 mile pace in order to ensure they cross the finish line before the timing ends.

What is your race change, refund, deferral and transfer policy?
In the event a race change of location is needed, all entries will be honored. Unfortunately, no refunds or transfers are permitted.

What time does the course officially close?
The course will be open for 2 hours once the race is started. This is a pace of 3.1 MPH or 19:00 minute miles.

Is there a limit to your field?

The field will be capped at 300 runners.

Can I pick up someone else’s race packet up?
To pick up a race number for someone else, a person must have a copy of the other person’s ID, as well as their own picture ID.

Do you offer race-day packet pick-up?
Due to the size and nature of our event, we are unable to offer race day packet pickup.  Participants or their proxies must pick up their race numbers prior to the day of the race.

I want to drive in the morning of the race or I am unable to make it to the expo on Friday or Saturday. Can I have my packet mailed to me in advance?
Unfortunately, we do not have access to race numbers or race shirts prior to the pre-assigned packet pickup days, making it impossible to mail them in advance of the event.  We do, however, allow a proxy or representative (friend, family member, co-worker or running partner) to pick up your number for you, provided they have a copy of your picture ID along with theirs.  You and that representative can then make arrangements to meet on race morning.

Can I run or walk with an iPod or other personal music device?
The short answer is yes. USA Track & Field has amended Rule 144.3, which pertains to the use of headphones and other electronic devices, to enable race directors to choose to allow the use of headphones by runners in non-championship races to that end, the Fallen 15k will allow its participants to use an iPod or other personal listening device, but we ask that you keep the volume at a level that enables you to be alert to your surroundings in case there is an emergency.

What timing device is the event using?
We use a BibTag timing service — a device that will stay on the back of your bib. Athletes MUST wear their bib in the front and on the outside of their clothing. Additionally, do NOT bend or mutilate the BibTag.

How old must you be to participate in the Fallen 15’s 15k race?
You must be 12 years of age (as of 5/12/18) to participate in the 15k race.

Are you allowed to push a jogging stroller in any of the races?
No. You are not allowed to run or walk while pushing a jogging stroller. Additionally, bicyclists (with the exception of marathon-sanctioned bicycle athlete escorts), rollerblades, dogs, etc. are not allowed on the course – only registered participants are allowed on the racecourse during the event.


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