This event has been cancelled.

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

  • Where: Dublin Jerome High School: 8300 Hyland Croy Rd. Dublin, OH
  • When: Saturday May 27, 2017
  • Time: 8:30am
  • Cost: $55.00 & up
  • Packet Pickup: Fleet Feet - Lewis Center: 1270 E Powell Rd, Columbus, 43035 - Friday 5/26 10am - 8pm
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Awards

Fallen 15k: Dublin, Ohio

Registration Is Now Open

NEW: This year a 5k distance race has been added.

Fallen 15’s 15-kilometer race will run through the  streets of Dublin, OH. This unique 9.3-mile race is a one-of-a-kind way to honor, celebrate and draw inspiration from local fallen heroes. Each kilometer will feature a Service Member from the Central Ohio region who has made the ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on Terror. 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

fallen 15 Course Map

Buckeye Run Series

The fallen 15k is the first race in the Buckeye Run Series. Series participants are eligible for special awards and receive an awesome jacket along with other great items. To learn more about the series or to sign up, visit

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Awards

Race details

The Fallen

LT Stephen Byus, US Navy, age 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan from injuries received from a suicide bomber attack near his location.

LCpl Michael Cifuentes, US Marine, age 25, of Fairfield, Ohio, died Aug. 3, 2005, when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Hadithah, Iraq.

MAJ Michael Donahue, US Army, age 41, of Columbus, Ohio, died Sept. 16 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a suicide car bomb attack.

SSG Shamus Goare, US Army, age 29, of Danville, Ohio, died June 28, 2005, when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan.

CW3 James Groves III, US Army, age 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16, 2013, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crash.

SPC James Hall, Jr., US Army, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Nov. 11, 2011.  He had been severely injured by a bomb blast in Afghanistan in May 2011 and was evacuated to the USA to recover.

SSG Adam King, US Army, age 28, of Marion, Ohio, assigned to West Point Military Academy, Died Dec. 18, 2012.

SSG Robert Massarelli, US Army, age 32, of Hamilton, Ohio, died June 24, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

SGT Daniel McCall, US Army, age 24, of Pace, Fla., died Oct. 30, 2007, in Baghdad of wounds sustained when enemy forces engaged his unit with small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device.

SGT Arthur Mora, Jr., US Army, age 23, of Pico Rivera, Calif., died Oct. 19, 2005, when his Humvee was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations in Balad, Iraq.

LCpl Aaron Reed, US Marine, age 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died Aug. 3, 2005, when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during combat operations south of Hadithah, Iraq.

1Lt. Joseph Sharpe, US Air Force, age 30, of Columbus Ohio, died March 14, 2015 of acute myeloid leukemia.

SFC Daniel Smith, US Army, age 32, died Oct. 24, 2009, from a parachute accident.

SGT Christopher Terry, US Army, age 37, died March 18, 2014, from cancer.

Cpl Paul Zanowick, II, US Marine, age 23, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died June 3, 2011, in Karim Karez, Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

Race Details

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Lewis Center

  • Available during store hours 10 am to 8 pm Friday 5/26.


All runners will receive:

  • An official Fallen15k 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 3 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 two water points along the route. The first being at the 5th Kilometer, and second at the 10th Kilometer, as well as at the finish. Due to the length of the race we will not be having gels on the 15k course.

Are Walkers welcome?

Yes, Walkers are welcome at the 15k. 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 3 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 1,500 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 5/24/15) 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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