Ruck for the Fallen
March for the Heros 5k and 10k

November 30, 2019, Oakesdale, Washington

About The Event

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.



Oakesdale, Washington


November 30, 2019


Event Bright Site

Behind the Ruck

Here are some of the individuals behind Ruck for the Fallen.

Behind the Ruck 1

Mitch Kriebel

Managing Member

Behind the Ruck 2

Sarah McKnight

Managing Member

Behind the Ruck 3

Hana Kriebel


Event Schedule

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

Ruck Start

Runners, Walkers and Ruckers are welcome

Live Music

Keith & Julie Layne Nienhenke from The Hankers, Instrumentalist of the year at IN-NW-CMA Awards & Band of the year 2019

Live Music

Madison Rising Live Performance, America’s Most Patriotic Band from New Jersey

Live Music

Tone Sober Live Performance

Ruck for the Fallen Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Oakesdale, Washington

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.


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