Can't make it to Columbus for one of the runs?

Register to be a Virtual Runner!

If you're on or near campus on the day of the race, why not come to the event and see it all yourself? If you pick "Campus" as your mailing location, just come to Oval on the day of the race and we'll have your gear ready to go for you to pick up! You can come whenever you want on the day of the race and see the runners, get your picture taken in front of the 1 Day for K.I.A banner, and run on the track or along some of our suggested routes, all with your official 1 Day for the K.I.A shirt and race bib!

DIDN'T SIGN UP TO RUN BUT WILL BE NEAR THE OVAL ON The Day of a Race?

If you come by on race day, we'll have a way for you to participate in your own way! Come by the 1DK table, and you can purchase a race shirt and race bib and represent 1DK by running on your own; around the track, campus, or any route you want, any way you want!

Virtual Running:

1. Anytime when a race is underway, we ask you to go for a run - it does not 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 post-run! Post it to our Facebook page and tell us: who you are, where you ran, how far you ran, and 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.

Previous Years Virtual Runners!

Some terrific individuals chose to support us by being a virtual runner:


2014

Kimberley Sergeant supported 1 Day for the KIA by completing her own ultra marathon! "I ran in Galveston Texas. The picture is on the seawall with the gulf of Mexico in the background. I completed 50 miles."

Kimberley Sergeant supported 1 Day for the KIA by completing her own ultra marathon!

"I ran in Galveston Texas. The picture is on the seawall with the gulf of Mexico in the background. I completed 50 miles."

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Richard Zanfardino ran for Major Ray Mendoza (honored in our memorial section). "It seemed fitting to do my virtual run at this location to honor Maj. Mendoza."

Richard Zanfardino ran for Major Ray Mendoza (honored in our memorial section).

"It seemed fitting to do my virtual run at this location to honor Maj. Mendoza."

Jillian Yuricich ran with her dog, Logan.

Jillian Yuricich ran with her dog, Logan.


2015

Jo Ann and Andrew Bauer (not pictured), making their contributions in Fredericksburg, VA. As a Blue to Gold Liason for Central and Western Massachusetts, she has had the honor and privilege of meeting many Gold Star Families. -- "My total miles 14.1; each mile holding a specific memory to each brave soul and their families." Major Ray Mendoza, USMC 1LT Joshua Booth, USMC MOH, SPC Jared Monti, USA Capt Christopher Sullivan, USA Pfc Brian Moquin, USA Cpl Nicholas Xiarhos, USMC

Jo Ann and Andrew Bauer (not pictured), making their contributions in Fredericksburg, VA. As a Blue to Gold Liason for Central and Western Massachusetts, she has had the honor and privilege of meeting many Gold Star Families. -- "My total miles 14.1; each mile holding a specific memory to each brave soul and their families."


Major Ray Mendoza, USMC
1LT Joshua Booth, USMC
MOH, SPC Jared Monti, USA
Capt Christopher Sullivan, USA
Pfc Brian Moquin, USA
Cpl Nicholas Xiarhos, USMC

James Smith, mountain bike climbing 140+ miles over 6,000 ft elevation to Mt. Hood, OR! -- "For Mulks!"

James Smith, mountain bike climbing 140+ miles over 6,000 ft elevation to Mt. Hood, OR! -- "For Mulks!"

Darrell McGrath, from our very own Columbus, OH, contributing an amazing 27.2 miles!! -- "For Mom & Dad!"

Darrell McGrath, from our very own Columbus, OH, contributing an amazing 27.2 miles!! -- "For Mom & Dad!"

Ryan and Mia Leone, from Toledo, Ohio biking 20 miles on this beautiful morning! -- "We biked for all those who are gone but never forgotten. Thank you to all who protect and serve our country and their families, race participants and supporters near and far, and those who helped put on this amazing event. You are wonderful gracious people!"

Ryan and Mia Leone, from Toledo, Ohio biking 20 miles on this beautiful morning! -- "We biked for all those who are gone but never forgotten. Thank you to all who protect and serve our country and their families, race participants and supporters near and far, and those who helped put on this amazing event. You are wonderful gracious people!"