Runners begin 140 mile journey to honor fallen heroes

A ceremony at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum was the start of three day run from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A team of 13 runners will journey 140 miles in three days to honor fallen heroes in the first ‘IN Run for the Fallen’ event.

Each mile of the run is dedicated to an Indiana hero and is symbolized by a “hero marker.” At each marker between Fort Wayne and Indianapolis the runners will stop and present an American Flag to waiting family members and friends.

NewsChannel 15’s photojournalist Dalton Rinehart was at the event’s opening ceremony. Watch the video above to see how this run is honoring service men and women and their sacrifice.

The following is the route runners will take over the next few days:

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