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
Tanker 09 crashed on take off outside of Reno, NV while responding to the Smitty fire in 2008.
Pilot Gene Wahlstrom
Pilot Greg Gonsioroski
Mechanic Zachary VanderGriend
Members of Tanker 11
Tanker 11 crashed in 2012 while working on the White Draw Fire in Utah.
Pilot Todd Tompkins
Pilot Ron Chambless
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!