This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, the 5th annual memorial run will be held virtually!
While the primary audience for this event is the Okinawa, Japan area, any and all participants are welcome to register (finisher's prizes will not be mailed). Additionally, only those with base access are eligible to receive a participation t-shirt (this is due to the requirement that the shirts be picked up in person).
When: 25 May, 2020
Where: Across Okinawa, and the world
Who: All participants are welcome
**FREE** Event T-Shirts will be provided to the first 225 participants to register, finish, and provide electronic or physical proof of participation***
*** (Participants must physically pick up the t-shirts from the Camp Foster COMMSTRAT office on May 28 1300-1700 while supplies last, sizes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis) ***
Address: Bldg 478, Camp Foster | landmarks of reference are the Camp Foster Chapel or H&S Battalion
To receive a participant's shirt, runners must verify their participation by sending a photo or screenshot, to our Facebook event page above, of a run tracker such as:
You may also bring print proof of completion when picking up the t-shirt as an alternative.
---------- BACKGROUND ----------
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused widespread casualties and destruction in Nepal, initiating Joint Task Force 505.
During a humanitarian aid mission as part of Operation Sahayogi Haat, on May 12, 2015, six Marines, along with two Nepalese Army Liaison soldiers and five injured Nepalese civilians, lost their lives in an aircraft accident.