The 1 Day for the K.I.A. 24 Hour Endurance Run is a fundraiser to establish a scholarship endowment for the children of military service members who have been killed in action, missing in action, prisoner of war, or disabled due to duty. Our event and organization consists of ROTC Cadets, Ohio State University students, and veterans under the guidance of retired military officers and fallen military families. 1 Day for the K.I.A. also serves to raise awareness regarding Ohio State Buckeyes, to include 908 alumni, former faculty/staff, and family members of current students who have sacrificed fighting our nation's conflicts.
The race is a traditional 24 Hour Endurance Run format, beginning Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 0900 and ending April 12th at 0900. Runners will meander through and around the picturesque Oval guided by a path of 908 lanterns, each with the name of an alum who has been killed in the line of service.
Relay teams of up to 4 individuals may also register. Each relay team will be given one lap counter, hence only one runner from each team can be on the course at a given time. Relay teams will be competing against other relay teams of the same size.
Our event takes place on The Ohio State University's Oval - the massive picturesque green space at the center of campus. The all-concrete bowtie path will take you both through and around the Oval, swinging around the famous Thompson Library. You will be able to see / experience almost every sector of campus during your endeavor!
The .875 mile loop has a vertical elevation difference of 16 feet, making it THE FLATTEST course of its kind in Ohio! The Oval does have a sporadic arrangement of lights. For some these may be enough, however, if you're one that needs to see your path clearly, consider bringing a headlamp.
We understand that the race admission fee is much higher than most other events. We, however, ask that you see it as a donation to the cause rather than a fee. All registration fees go toward the operational and overhead costs of 1 Day for the K.I.A. We recommend that you seek contributions to the cause to help cover your registration fee - we are more than happy to provide you flyers / other material to build your credibility!
There will be one aid station which as the intersection of the "bowtie" as seen on the map.
We are able to provide:
- all food and drink for 24 hours
- medical personnel
- port-a-johns right next to the course / aid station and also in a nearby building.
If you are interested in bringing a personal tent, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP by contacting 1DKinfo@1dayforthekia.org. We are working to get as much space available for tents but it may be limited.
Can't make it to Columbus on April 11th? Register to be a Virtual Runner! For a $50 registration fee, we will send you a 1 Day for the K.I.A. Technical T-shirt, P.O.W. / M.I.A. / K.I.A. bracelet, and bib.
Local time: 1:52 PM
1. Sometime between 0900 April 11th and 0900 April 12th (when we're running), we ask you to go for a run - doesn't matter how far or how long.
2. When you're done, take a picture of yourself wearing your 1 Day for the K.I.A. Gear!
3. Post it to our Facebook page and tell us:
- who you are!
- where you ran!
- how far you ran!
- which fallen service member you ran for
Our goal is to raise awareness with Virtual Runners all over the world and commemorate as many fallen service members as we can.