Meet This Year's ARIZONA
CORE RUN TEAM

RUN TEAM

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 146+ mile tribute run. October 16-18 run will begin Friday October 16, 7:00am and conclude 12 noon October 18. 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 1 mile for every Arizona 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 1/2 minute mile for a minimum of 1 hour or 6 miles or longer. Core teams will rotate every hour 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 of Arizona and a specific pace must be maintained in order to greet waiting families.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our core team or desiring to run any of the 146+ mile distance, contact Laura Sutton, Arizona@runforthefallen.org or fill out our Contact Form.

The Arizona Run for the Fallen Core Runners Are:
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Brogdon, Lucas
Butler, Nina
Butler, Bart
Butler, Tristan
Butler, Gavin
Cano, Eddie
Chappell, Brandon
Conley, Michael
Gordon, Jared
Gray, Dara
Kimberly, Nathan
Kramer, Cody
Lawler, Cameron
Lee, Ginae
McCown, Brandon
Narci, Julene
Paratore, Austin
Pierce, John
Priimek, Andrei
Sarah
Sutter, Chris
Toarimino, Amy Jo
Toarimino, Salvadore
Tsosie, Muriel
Justin Whipple
Brice Box
Michael McClellan

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Chris Sutter

Core Runner, participated in Honor and Remember Run for the Fallen events in many states across the country. Honored to join the Arizona team and bring remembrance to the state's fallen military.

 

 

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Wynona Larsen

My name is Wynona P. Larson. I am from Choulic Community, Baboquivari District on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
I am a Marine Veteran, married and am honored to carry the Prayer for our Fallen. It is so important to remember them
and their families.

 

 

John Pierce

John K. Pierce

Originally from Camden, NC but now lives in Tucson, AZ. He has participated in the Honor and Remember Inc., Run for the Fallen events previously during the 2018 National Run for the Fallen and the 2019 Arizona Run for the Fallen. As a member of the Rescue community, John embodies the motto of his organization and fellow Airmen..."These Things We Do...That Others May Live"!

 

 

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Muriel Tsosie

Hopi tribal member from the village of Soongopavi and married to an Army Veteran, 82nd Airborne soldier. I am a huge supporter of programs and events Honoring our Veterans. I am a member of the Phoenix Region RWB Team and support the fundraising efforts of RWB. I first learned of Run for the Fallen through my sister, Julene. My grandfather and two uncles are Veterans as well. It is only natural for me to join the Run for the Fallen event, to Honor our soldiers.

 

 

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Amy Jo Taormina

I grew up in Arizona and am grateful for the opportunity to participate in Run for the Fallen to honor Arizona’s fallen service members. I am the daughter of a US Army veteran and both my sisters served as US Navy Corpsmen.

 

 

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Salvadore Taormina

USAF Security Forces Raven. Served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Honorably Discharged and now serving southern Arizona as a Paramedic Firefighter. I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this event and pay my respects to my fallen brothers, sisters, and their families.

 

 

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Julene (Silas) Narcia

a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation and half Hopi of Sitsomovi. Learning of Run for the fallen, I questioned myself on who would run for our native people? Being a daughter of a USAF Vietnam veteran and widow to a Marine, it only seemed natural to join and help run for our soldiers. 2019 I also participated in the Arizona run for the fallen, I have advocated to my native friends and family to join such wonderful support in honoring our soldiers.

 

 

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CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

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CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

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CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.

 

 

Example Runner

This Could Be You!

CAPT-USN (retired), 58 yrs old, Fairfax, Virginia. USNA '81, 3rd generation Navy; retired w/27 yrs service; proud to run 5th year with our Core Team! Honoring USNA '81 classmate CAPT Bob Dolan USN (9-11 Pentagon), hometown-Fairfax hero PFC Dillon M. Jutras USA (Iraq), and all fallen military family and USNA Alumni brothers and sisters. 2014, 2015, 2016 core runner.