New England's

Serious runners only please

We are assembling a small group (20 maximum), of active or former military personnel or dedicated athletes to comprise a core team of runners committed to a 3-day 140 mile tribute run. The run has a specific timetable for each marker throughout each day. Runners need to be flexible, willing to run on any given day and when needed. RAIN OR SHINE.

Runners will run approx. 1 mile for every New England fallen military hero who died while serving during the current war on terror, stopping to salute and give tribute by name at every Hero Marker, briefly greeting family, friends and comrades who may be waiting nearby. Stopping no longer than 90 seconds each.

Each runner must be physically capable of a consistent 8-9 minute mile for 2 mile legs. Core teams will regularly rotate over the 3-day period. We are not looking for quantity of runners but a solid team dedicated to the remembrance of those who gave their lives and their families. This route will be grueling at times because the trail winds through many hilly areas as we in New England. A specific pace must be maintained in order to timely greet waiting families.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our core team or be a drop-in runner contact

Meet This Year's New England


Matthew Ruscitti

Through a military rep. Got into running in 2019 and always looking for a new challenge and something to try.

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I have run the NY Run For The Fallen for 3 years. I am a civilian. My father and his brothers have served in the Army. I run with the flag every time I run because I do not want myself or others to ever forget our Veterans/Heroes sacrifices. We don’t know them, but we owe them.



I retired from the Air Force in 2021 after 24 years. As an avid runner, I had previously done long runs like American Odyssey and Ragnar in teams. After my first year running for the Run for the Fallen, it became obvious how different this event was. The teamwork and comradery required to pull this off is a reflection of the values we are taught in the military. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve those who gave their life in service to the highest ideals of the nation.


Rachael St. Cyr

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to New England's military fallen and their families.


Christopher Lehman

I've been active duty for 23 years deployed 3 times to Iraq. I moved to New Hampshire in 2021 and saw the runners and became interested in the program. I've lost friends on deployment and I'd love to do anything to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


This could be you

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to New England's military fallen and their families.


Lindsey Dulude

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to New England's military fallen and their families.


Tammy Crochiere

I heard about the run from Brian Miller. It is important to me because I hold a special place in my heart for men and woman who give the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, so this is my part to say thank you to the families of the brave soldiers we have lost. I've always enjoyed working with people, and my background in human resources has given me a lot of experience in people management and communication. I'm an active member of various local organizations and events, and I really love being part of this community. Whether it's through my work, my music, or just lending a helping hand to someone in need, I always try to make a positive impact on the lives of those around me.


Joseph Nichols

I heard of this through my sister Susan Redfern. I have been running for roughly 15 years. I regaulary run weeekly 5K & 8K races through the empire one running club. I am looking to help support my sister and her cause with the run for the fallen.


Anthony St. Cyr

Someone came into my recruiting office and asked if anyone was interested. I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to New England's military fallen and their families.

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Brittany Nicol Taft

I am a civilian whose family members were some part of military. My brother is retired from the Army, and my uncle who is also retired Army served as Secret Service for President Ronald Regan. I feel the Lord gifted me with the ability to run so I by the motto, "I run for those who can't". Thanks to FT Stewart Chapter of RWB I was connected with Honor and Remember organization to help run for the fallen in GA. Then continue to run as many locations as I can.

Ryan Milton

Ryan Milton

I am a 19 year, and counting, veteran of the Air Force. My wife, 2 children and I live just north of Albany in Saratoga Springs, NY. Running has been a passion of mine for a longtime, but nothing compares to running for our fallen. The most meaningful and special miles I've ever run have been with my NYRFTF family to Honor and Remember our fallen military heroes. I'm honored to say I have run all 6 years and have been lucky enough to serve as the runner coordinator the last 2 years. I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to join the first New England Run For The Fallen.


Mike Taylor

CMSgt Mike Taylor has been in the Air Force for 28 years and is stationed at Robins AFB, GA but will be moving to Peterson AFB, CO in May. He has been a core runner for Georgia Run for the Fallen in 2019 and 2020 and Florida Run for the Fallen in 2021 and is looking forward to participating in Virginia, Colorado and Georgia in 2021. My first Run for the Fallen event was the inaugural Georgia run in 2019, and at the time I had no idea what the event really was. I will tell you that I was not physically or emotionally prepared for what happened. However, there was something about being surrounded by so many inspirational people all driven to remember our fallen by reading their names every mile of every day. The pain and fatigue we felt was nothing in comparison to the sacrifices made by our bother and sisters in arms and more importantly, their families. I’ve met some lifelong friends and many heroes along the way and look forward to continuing to run for those who can’t.


Annie Kearney

I am originally from upstate NY, but am currently stationed in Newport, RI as a Navigation Instructor. Running has always been a big part of my life, but it wasn't until my first marathon- the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon- that I realized how much weight the sport carries. While stationed in Virginia I had the opportunity to participate as a core runner in the 2019 VA Run for the Fallen, which was one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences I've had to date. This will be my second year running NE RFTF, and third ever RFTF. As an active duty service member, this run always hits close to home.



Joseph Perucki

I am thankful to be joining the Run for the Fallen family as we bring honor and remembrance to New England's military fallen and their families.