- Most Important Miles
The Final Miles Are The Most Important Miles. Together We Bring A Show Of Force Through The National Mall & Through The War Memorials & Finally Over Memorial Bridge, Ending At Arlington National Cemetery. Final Mile Participants Join The Participants From The 60 to 60 & Together, Complete The Mission To Honor & Remember on Memorial Day Morning.
Experience The True Meaning Of Memorial Day mission By Honoring, Remembering & Never Forgetting the Sacrifices made.
Ruck/Back Pack: (Tactical or Practical) – Covering 6 miles, you won't need a large pack, but you will want to blend in and you never know if you will have the oppertunity to help out a fellow team mate with carrying some of their gear during the final trek.
Water: A bladder type system is recommended, but provided you have a couple bottles of water you will be fine.
USG Issued ID: Required at Check-in.
Head Lamp w/White Lens: We step off just before sunrise. The white lens is mainly a safety precaution as we move in the early morning hours.
Green Chem Light: / Glow Stick attached to your pack (again a safety precaution).
Note: You will receive your Mission T-shirt at Check-in. You are required to wear this shirt and tan/khaki (hiking) pants when you check in. You are invited to attend the Mission Check-In on Friday (Please see the 60 to 60 Schedule) to collect or shirt. If not, please plan to arrive a bit early Monday morning to get your shirt.
RP: Netherlands Carillon - Ft Myers Drive (no parking - drop off only)
0445 - Final Miles Check In
0515 - Check-In - if you picked up your shirt Friday's Mission Check-In (Recommended)
0600 - Team Muster
0630 - Staggered Launch
0800 - National War Memorial Movement
0900 - Stage & Form Up at WWII
0930 - Final Movement to ANC
1030 - Silent Mile to Section 60 (Or Your Section of Pref)
1300 - Memorial Day Post Mission Celebration - How Most Spend Memorial Day - not mandatory (come clean)
Note - There is parking around the area (Rosslyn) with a short walk to the RP (street parking also may be available but check for closure and no parking zones).
RP: J K Mullen High School (parking lot)
0600 - Final Miles Check In
0630- Team Muster / Load Busses
0645 - Team Gathering & Stories of Valor at WWII Memorial (Denver)
0700 - Team Movement to Fort Logan, National Cemetery
1000 - Stories of Valor at National Cemetery
1030 - Mission Complete
1200 - (Optional )Memorial Day Post Mission Celebration @ TBD - How Most Spend Memorial Day
* ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Our paramount mission is raising awareness. However, we do ask and recommend all our official Team Members of the Final Miles to raise $250. Many go way beyond. You don't have to participate in the Ruck to be part of our mission. Donate if you can but if not, help us raise awareness by sharing our mission with friends and family.