The 2023 Fallen Hero Kids Dash honors our friend and patriot, LTC Russel Townsend. 

Our children know what a hero is.
Let Them Run!

Each September, Tampa Bay’s children come together to honor heroes. They are reminded of the sacrifices made, they see the Colors posted, they participate in the National Anthem, and then they run. They run their hearts out, and when they reach the finish line, they are awarded with a medal to memorialize the day, their efforts, and heroes. 

As the years tick by and 9/11 2001 moves farther into the past, it is our responsibility to commemorate the fallen, and honor the heroes still with us. We must teach our children about sacrifice and service, and through the annual Fallen Hero Kids Dash, we have an opportunity. 

Fallen Hero Kids Dash
9 September 2023
Al Lopez Park
4810 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614

Tickets Available Soon!

In Memoriam

LTC Russell Townsend (USAR)

There are those people who are larger than life, and Russ was one of them. He had a passion for service to fellow service-members and veterans that inspired us all. He especially loved the 2022 Kids Dash portion of our Fallen Hero event, so this year, we honor our friend and patriot, LTC Russ Townsend who this world lost far too soon. 

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