About The Event
Ruck for the Fallen: March for the Heroes will be an honorary 5k and 10k no fee required, we ask upon registering you will make a donation to honor our fallen heroes There will be a breakfast, coffee, and sign up day of event. Enjoy food, drinks hot & cold, beer garden, live music and local patriotic merchandise vendors. America's most patriotic band, Madison Rising from New Jersey will perform. Local Veterans not participating will line up downtown and be recognized. We will have heaters, warming tent, and be sure to pack layers for the unpredictable weather on the Palouse. There will be bathrooms available downtown and along the trail with an EMT. Inland Northwest Broadcasting will be downtown live.
November 30, 2019
Here is our event schedule
Ruck for the Fallen: March for the Heroes will be an honorary 5k and 10k.
*We highly encourage Patriotic Clothing, Flags, & Pictures of Fallen Heroes to be carried or worn during Ruck*
*Enjoy food, drinks (hot & cold) from local vendors, beer garden, music and shopping- patriotic merchandise vendors & local businesses open. Stay warm by our heaters until 4 pm.*
Check In/Same Day Registration
Fire Station 108 S. 1st St (Veteran Lineup Area)
Fraternal Hall 118 N. 1st St, Oakesdale
Recognition of Veterans & Announcements
Fire Station 108 S. 1st St
Runners, Walkers and Ruckers are welcome
Keith & Julie Layne Nienhenke from The Hankers, Instrumentalist of the year at IN-NW-CMA Awards & Band of the year 2019
Madison Rising Live Performance, America’s Most Patriotic Band from New Jersey
Tone Sober Live Performance
Ruck for the Fallen Venue
Event venue location info and gallery
The town of Oakesdale is located 50 miles south of Spokane and 38 miles north of Pullman on Highway 27 in the heart of the Palouse region of eastern Washington State. The town of Oakesdale is a part of the Palouse Scenic Byway. It is one of the oldest communities in the state and has several homes and buildings on the National Historical Register. This eastern Washington community was named in honor of Thomas F. Oakes, then vice president of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
In the news...
- Little communities making big impact - (Daily Record, April 26, 2019)
- Garfield's Kriebel to run "Ruck" for fallen officers - (Whitman County Gazette, April 25, 2019)
- Special Flag Makes It's Way Across The Country for Kittitas Officer Benito Chavaz - (KHQ TV, Spokane, WA, July 5, 2019)
- Officer wounded in deadly Ellensburg gun battle back on the job Monday - (KOMO TV, Seattle, WA, July 8, 2019)
- Injured Kittitas police officer welcomed back to work - (Yakima Herald, July 9, 2019)
- Raising funds for the fallen - (Huron Daily Tribune, July 12, 2019)
Check our gallery from Ruck events
Sponsors - Coming soon!
What are the closest airports?
Spokane has a large airport with many airlines serving the entire United States. Pullman has a regional airport that has flights through Alaska Airlines (Horizon).
If I can't participate is there a way I can help?
Contact Marletta Sisak via E-mail at email@example.com or telephone 509.939.6793.
How do I register for the Ruck?
Registration is taken at the event or you can register in advance by going to the: Ruck for the Fallen Event Bright Site
Do you have any suggested hotels?
In additions to hotels located in Pullman, Colfax, and Moscow, ID. There are a number of Air BnB in other nearby towns such as Tekoa, Rosalia, etc.
Support Ruck for the Fallen.