Running for the Fallen – November Edition

Goodness, you would think once fire season slowed down I would have more time on my hands.

Once again I am slacking!

I leave tomorrow for Vegas for race 12 of 13!

I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. Vegas will be a whole new experience with the amount of people running. I can’t say that I really have any time goals for this race because of the amount of people that will be running. I just want to go and have fun and honor the men on my back.

The hubs, my dad and I will be running a 5k on the strip Saturday night and then on Sunday night my mom and I and a group of our girlfriends are running the half marathon!

I have been able to connect with a few of the family members of this months honorees. I love being able to give them a hug and let them know their loved one will never be forgotten.

Members of Tanker 09

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Tanker 09 crashed on take off outside of Reno, NV while responding to the Smitty fire in 2008.

Pilot Gene Wahlstrom

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Pilot Greg Gonsioroski

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Mechanic Zachary VanderGriend

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Members of Tanker 11

Tanker 11 crashed in 2012 while working on the White Draw Fire in Utah.

Pilot Todd Tompkins

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Pilot Ron Chambless

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I have had the awesome pleasure of connecting with Zach’s family and Ronnie’s family.

I ask that you all take a minute and remember these guys. I know they will be with my the entire time I am running down the famous Las Vegas strip.

As always, you can still donate!

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