Our next Fallen 15k event

For every kilometer in our Fallen 15K, you can honor a fallen hero's name. Their story can be celebrated and shared within our community.

Honor a Fallen Hero
1
Sgt. Jesse M. Balthaser
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Sgt. Jesse M. Balthaser, USMC, age 23, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Sept. 4, 2010, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
2
1st Sgt. Russell Bell
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 37
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
1st Sgt. Russell Bell, US Army, age 37, of Tyler, Texas, assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 2, 2012, in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an enemy improvised explosive device.
3
Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Lance Cpl. Eric J. Bernholtz, USMC, age 23, of Grove City, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Columbus, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed Aug. 3, 2005, when his amphibious assault vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations south of Hadithah, Iraq.
4
Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 26
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, US Army, age 26, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 3, 2012 in Khas Kunar district, Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.
5
Master Sgt. Shawn T. Hannon
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 44
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Shawn T. Hannon, Ohio Army National Guard, age 44, of Grove City, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4, 2012, in Maymaneh, Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
6
Cpl. Jason A. Lucas
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 24
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Cpl. Jason A. Lucas, US Army, age 24, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Polk, La.; died Oct. 13, 2006, from injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck by a suicide bomber using a vehicle-born improvised explosive device in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
7
Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 22
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender, US Army, age 22, of Evansville, Ind.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Dec. 30, 2005, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Bayji, Iraq.
8
Sgt. Titus Reynolds
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 23
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Sgt. Titus Reynolds, US Army, age 23, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 24, 2009, in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED.
9
Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Rieck
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 45
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Rieck, Ohio Army National Guard, age 45, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4, 2012, in Maymaneh, Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
10
Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 36
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski, Ohio Army National Guard, age 36, of Dublin, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Ohio National Guard, Walbridge, Ohio; died April 4, 2012, in Maymaneh, Faryab province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
11
Pfc. Jacob D. Spann
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Pfc. Jacob D. Spann, USMC, age 21, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed Feb. 6, 2006, by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Hit, Iraq.
12
Cpl. Jacob A. Tate
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 21
  • Last Deployment: Afghanistan
Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, USMC, age 21, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Jan. 2, 2011, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
13
1st Lt. Charles L. Wilkins III
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 38
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
1st Lt. Charles L. Wilkins III, Ohio Army National Guard, age 38, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 216th Engineer Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard, Hamilton, Ohio; killed Aug. 20, 2004, when an improvised explosive device exploded near his vehicle near Samarra, Iraq.
14
Lt. Miroslav S. Zilberman
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 31
  • Last Deployment: In support of OIF
Lt. Miroslav S. Zilberman, US Navy, age 31, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, based at Naval Base Norfolk, Va.; died after his E-2C Hawkeye crashed into the Arabian Gulf on March 31, 2010. The recovery effort was abandoned on April 2, 2010, and his body was not recovered.
15
Spc. Nicholaus E. Zimmer
  • Years of Service:
  • Age: 20
  • Last Deployment: Iraq
Spc. Nicholaus E. Zimmer, US Army, age 20, of Columbus, Ohio; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; killed May 30, 2004, when his vehicle came under attack by rocket-propelled grenades in Kufa, Iraq.

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What is the Endurance Race?

Started in 2006, The Endurance Race was formulated as a non-traditional sailing regatta and charity event. The race consists of one continuous 24 hour race for one-design racing boats. Competitors compete on a one mile triangular co…

  • Where: 4250 Smothers Rd. Westerville Ohio 43081
  • When: September 5th and 6th
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Cost: 100.00
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