The 2018 Operation Red Wings Memorial Virtual Run | hosted by Operation Valor
‘In late June 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent / terrorist leader Ahmad Shah, and the lone survivor of Shah’s ambush-deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, Marcus Luttrell. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important, yet widely misreported, chapter in the Global War on Terror, the full details of which the public burned to learn.’ – Ed Darack, Victory Point
Join us in celebration of the lives and memories of the 19 patriots lost on the fateful mission known as Operation Red Wings.
A Virtual Race? Yes!
Virtual races are just like traditional races with a shirt, medal, community and fun, but you can run, walk or hike your race wherever you want with whomever you want. Even on a treadmill! Racers report their time and then we send a medal to them for completing the race. What have you got to lose? Help those that have sacrificed and given so much for us! Try us out – Register now!
How does a Virtual Race work?
1. You register for your spot and choose the distance(s) you want to run (5K, 10K, 13.1mi or ALL)
2. During the window of the race, you run the distance you registered for. But YOU pick the time and location to run it. Treadmills ARE allowed. As long as its within the race window, you are good to go!
3. You record your time. (OPTIONAL. For podium consideration ONLY)
4. Submit your race time at the link provided with your registration. (OPTIONAL. For podium consideration ONLY)
5. We post your time on our leader board.
6. Once we receive your race time we send out your finisher’s medal and any other items you’ve ordered.
The race window is: 14 Jun – 04 Jul
Finisher medals are provided to ALL registrants. Those who sign up for ALL 3 distances will also earn the coveted “Trifecta” medal. (See the store for heavily discounted combos!)
5K – 3.5″ diameter in antique bronze
10K – 4″ diameter in antique silver
13.1mi – 4.5″ diameter in antique gold
TRIFECTA – 5″ diameter in polished platinum
NOTE: Photos of trophies are from last year’s event. This year’s trophies for all podium finishers will be very similar, with updated graphics.
LT Michael P. Murphy – 29 Patchogue, New York
SO2 Matthew Axelson – 29 Cupertino, California
SO2 Danny Dietz – 25 Littleton, Colorado
SOC Jacques J. Fontan – 36 New Orleans, Louisiana
SOCS Daniel R. Healy – 36 Exeter, New Hampshire
LCDR Erik S. Kristensen – 33 San Diego, California
SO1 Jeffery A. Lucas – 33 Corbett, Oregon
LT Michael M. McGreevy, Jr. – 30 Portville, New York
SO2 James E. Suh – 28 Deerfield Beach, Florida
SO1 Jeffrey S. Taylor – 30 Midway, West Virginia
SO2 Shane E. Patton – 22 Boulder City, Nevada
SSG Shamus O. Goare – 29 Danville, Ohio
CWO3 Corey J. Goodnature – 35 Clarks Grove, Minnesota
SGT Kip A. Jacoby – 21 Pompano Beach, Florida
SFC Marcus V. Muralles – 33 Shelbyville, Indiana
MSG James W. Ponder III – 36 Franklin, Tennessee
MAJ Stephen C. Reich – 34 Washington Depot, Connecticut
SFC Michael L. Russell – 31 Stafford, Virginia
CWO4 Chris J. Scherkenbach – 40 Jacksonville, Florida