Jordan’s Run Veterans’ Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be a bare bones event this year. In these strange and trying times, we want everyone to be healthy and safe. We will host our run, but virtually this year! And this year, Jordan’s Run has sponsored our community who always helps us when asked, by donating to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry! We’re in this together!
Please register online and then run or walk wherever you are! On July 26th or whenever you can. Registration is at a reduced cost. Kids under 12 years old are free. We won’t have run shirts this year, but your bib will be mailed to you with instructions on how to participate.
Show us your run!! Send in your stats and photos! Use the hashtag #JordansRun. Maybe you can get a small group together in your area and have a fun race! Strava is a free app that will allow you to record your run, to get a true 3.1 miles. With technology's help, we can still have awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in age groups. After all the results are in, medals will be mailed to our winners and announced on Facebook and the website.
We will miss seeing all of you in 2020, but hoping we are together in spirit!
On April 22, 2008, United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Jordan Christian Haerter was killed in action in Ramadi, Iraq. At 19 years of age, Jordan was deployed to a join security station Nasser, in the Sophia District of Ramadi, which at one point was the center of insurgency in that city. the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines were in the process of turning over this joint security station to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. Jordan, a member of the fiercely proud and storied 1st Battalion, 9th Marines also known as 'The Walking Dead', and fellow Marine, Corporal Jonathan T. Yale, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, were standing guard at an entry control point. At 0745, a large truck accelerated towards the entry control point, careening off the protective serpentine, ignoring all signals and flares warning the driver to stop. When the truck failed to stop, Jordan and CPL. Yale opened fire until the 2,000lb blast claimed their lives.
Finisher Medals to Top 3 M/F Overall & in Age Groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Place winners will receive their medals in the mail.
Or call 631.725.1788
1. Run/walk whenever & wherever you'd like!
2. Starting on the event date go to elitefeats.com/Results - click on this event. Direct Results Link
3. Search for your name - click UPDATE.
4. Enter your time.
5. OPTIONAL upload selfie and/or photo (up to 5 photos!)
EARLY REGISTRANTS (before 7/25) can start posting results beginning 7/26 - 8/2
LATE REGISTRANTS (after 7/25) must wait up to 24 hours to post results.
BIB MAILING begins 7/20. Please allow 3-5 Business days to receive.
Race bibs shipped to you!
ABOUT LANCE CORPORAL JORDAN HAERTER
Jordan Haerter grew up in the small village of Sag Harbor, NY. and graduated from Pierson High School in 2006. He went to Parris Island for the 12-week boot camp as a recruit in September, 2006 and became a proud United States Marine on Dec 1st2006. He was assigned in the fleet with 1stBattalion, 9thMarines and deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in March of 2008.
Jordan was killed in action on 22 April 2008, just 19 years old. He was Sag Harbor’s first battlefield loss since World War ll.
LCpl Jordan C. Haerter, alongside Cpl Jonathan T. Yale, were guarding the checkpoint and Nasser Joint Security Station. They stopped an explosive-laden suicide tank truck from entering the compound with precision firing, the explosion taking their lives, but saving the lives of 33 Marines, Iraqi Policeman and countless Iraqi civilians. The 2 Marines posthumously earned the Navy Cross for Extraordinary Heroism, our Nations's second-highest award for valor in combat. The bridge that Jordan’s Run crosses was renamed in his honor “ Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter Veterans’ Memorial Bridge”
To learn more about Jordan, visit our website, www.injordanshonor.com