Run for the fallen Core runners

Join FLORIDA's
CORE RUN team

February 11-13, 2021

Tallahassee to Jacksonville | 170+ Miles

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 170 mile tribute run from Tallahassee to Jacksonville. 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 Florida 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 of distance as well as weather and winds through many areas as we near the finish. A specific pace must be maintained in order to timely greet waiting families. All registered runners are considered part of the core team and will be required to participate in active fundraising.

Meet This Year's FLORIDA
CORE RUN TEAM

12729130_10208486155102600_7824073586485695404_n

Tom Kasprik

57 yrs old From Cleveland,OH. Lived in South Florida since the age of 15. Now residing in Jacksonville. I have run 20 marathons and a couple of Ultras (50k). I have donated 53 gallons of blood in my lifetime. I am looking forward to this event for the experience of a lifetime.

image001

Bryon West

I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Florida in 2018. I started participating in charity runs in 2012. It is a great way to combine my passion for running and give back to the community. I never served in military, but have many family members who have. The military and their families sacrifices so much for the freedoms we enjoy, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Remembering and honoring their sacrifice is very important. That is why I am very proud to be a part of this run.
God Bless America

tonyrun

Tony Hanneken

I am a  licensed massage therapist, yoga instructor and avid runner. I was in the army (Military Intelligence) for 9 years. I served in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield among many peacetime exercises. My favorite duty station was Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. It was nice to serve our wonderful country and live in paradise at the same time. As a runner I have run many races from 5k to 50k. One of my most proud running moments was running the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC. The "Blue Mile" where the fallen soldiers were being honored was such a surreal experience. When I was offered the opportunity to "Run For The Fallen" in Florida, I jumped at the chance. I cannot wait to be a part of this event!

mease

Mark Mease

Born at Cherry Point NC, Served USMC 07-13 Lives in Daytona Beach FL and has volunteered for team RWB since 2014 as Athletic Director and now  the veteran Engagement Director.  I have ran the Marine Corps Marathon for the past 4 years and participate in a lot of local 5ks. I had the honor of running the American Odyssey Relay with Team RWB where we finished first in the military division and placed 2nd overall. I like to push myself an take on new challenges and help people along the way.

Mark Mease II
USMC 0311
Team RWB Daytona Beach Veterans Engagement Director

Haddox Pic 2

Randy Haddox

I served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four. I am a disabled veteran who has served three tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. After I was medically retired in May 2017, I moved to Black Mountain North Carolina where I focused on rehabilitation though mountain trail running. I have lived in Jacksonville Florida since October 2019 where I work as an Occupational Safety Manager. I have been a member of Team RWB since 2013 and have been running for over 25 years. Some of my running achievements include two marathons, the R2R2R in the Grand Canyon, and many hours and miles exploring the Smokey Mountains.

584331_242933246_Medium

Jonathan Vedia

Born in New York, Raised in New Jersey and now living in Jacksonville, FL. I have Argentine roots but Pure American Patriot. Never served in the Military yet but try to give back to the Country as often as possible. I'm Married and a Father of 2 beautiful girls. I have a Master's Degree in Accounting, former Diesel Mechanic and do wood working on the side. Ran 5 Marathons and currently training to Boston Qualify. I run for those who can't (sick, injured, deceased, etc). I run in their Honor.

137198993_121988966426337_5916818653200204517_n

Nick Soroka

Active runner for the last 8 years, largely through local run clubs in Jacksonville FL. When I am not running, I enjoy being creative or spending time with friends. Several of my family members have served in the past and I have a cousin in law who is currently active. I enjoy volunteering and my goal is to make a difference in the world.

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.