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

Dominic R. Baragona (The Tribune Chronicle, Warren, OH)

Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, US Army, age 42, of Niles, OH, assigned as the Battalion Commander, 19th Maintenance Battalion, III Corp Artillery, died May 19, 2003, in Safwan, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.



Lt. Col. Thomas P. Belkofer, US Army, age 44, of Perrysburg, OH, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, died May 18, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan, while conducting combat Operations.



Cpl. Dustin A. Derga, US Marine Reserves, age 24, of Pickerington, OH, assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, died May 8, 2005, in Ubaydi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.


Sgt. Justin F. Hoffman, US Marine Reserves, age 27, of Delaware, OH, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, died Aug. 3, 2005, in Hadithah, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.



Staff Sgt. Phillip C. Jenkins, US Army, age 26, family in Columbus, OH, assigned to Company B, 1st BN, 27th IN REGT, 2d Stryker AAB, Schofield Barracks, HI., died Sept. 7, 2007, in Balad, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.


Lance Cpl. James F. Kimple, US Marine, age 21, of Carroll, OH, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 1, 1st Marine Logistics Regiment, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, died May, 2008, in Karmah, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.


Sgt. Adam L. Knox, US Army Reserve, age 21, of Columbus, OH, assigned to 346th Psychological Operations Company, (4ID), Parma, OH, died Sept. 17, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.


Nicolas Messmer

Pfc. Nicholas E. Messmer, US Army, age 20, of Franklin, OH, assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, (2MEF), Fort Carson, CO, died May 8, 2005, in Khalidiyah, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.



Lance Cpl. Ryan E. Miller, age 21, of Gahanna, died Sunday, September 3, 2006 while serving with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines in Anbar Province Iraq of injuries from a roadside bomb while conducting combat operations.


zach meyers

Spec. Zachary T. Myers, US Army, age 21, of Delaware, OH, assigned to 545th Military Police Company, 607th MP BN, 8th MP Brigade, Fort Richardson, AK, died Sept 8, 2009, in Tikrit, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.



Spec. Vincent J. Pomante III, US Army, age 22, of Westerville, OH, assigned to HHB, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, Geissen Depot, Germany, died Dec. 6, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.


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Spec. Joseph W. Riley, US Army, age 27, of Grove City, OH, assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, died Nov. 24, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, while conducting combat Operations.



2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson, US Army, age 23, family from Columbus, OH, assigned to HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4 BCT, Fort Campbell, KY, died June 3, 2013, in Tsamkani, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.


andre williams

Cpl. Andre L. Williams, US Marine, age 23, of Galloway, OH, assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, died July 28, 2005, in Cykla, Iraq, while conducting combat operations.


Wesley Williams

Staff. Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, US Army, age 25, of New Carlisle, OH, assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th SBCT, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, died Dec. 10, 2012, in Kandahar, 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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