Running for the Fallen – August Edition
Geez. I’m a slacker.
I have 3 days to go until my August race and I realized I haven’t even sent out who I’m dedicating this race to.
On Sunday I will be running the Leading Ladies Half Marathon in Spearfish, SD.
I have been looking forward to this race all year. Its a gorgeous course. This whole course is run through Spearfish Canyon and into the town of Spearfish.
This is an early start race with a start time of 0600. And that means the bus leaves town to get up the canyon at 0400. Why do I do this? Oh right…I do this for the men and women that aren’t here anymore. I do this to remember them, to honor the fallen. To make sure no one is forgotten.
For August, I have 4 men I will be honoring.
Oscar Montano-Garcia of White City, OR
We lost Oscar last August when he suffered an apparent heart attack while working on the Nabob Fire on the Siskiyou National Forest near the border of Oregon and California.
Kevin Hall of Ontario, OR
We lost Kevin on the 10th of August last year. He also suffered an apparent heart attack while working on a dozer line on the Grassy Mountain Fire, southeast of Rome, OR.
Jesse Trader of Albany, OR
Jesse was 19 at the time of his death. He was working on the Big Windy Complex in OR. He was killed when the water tender he was driving rolled over an embankment.
John Hammock of Madras, OR
John was killed while working on a felling crew outside of Sisters, OR when the top of a tree broken off and struck him.
Please! Think about donating in honor of these 4 men. It has been a year since we lost them and I know their families are still healing. Take a minute out of your busy lives to say a prayer for each and everyone of them. Support is always needed and welcomed.