There will be 43 pre-staked Hero Markers approximately every 2-4 miles covering 140+ miles over 3 days. We run for over 860 heroes. The marker will have a date and time that the runners will arrive. A small core team of athletes carrying the American Flag, the New York State Flag, the Honor and Remember Flag, and the Honor and Sacrifice Flag will arrive at the designated time. They will hand the flags to four flag bearers waiting at the marker (veterans, or supporters, not necessarily family). The names of the heroes for that specific Hero Marker will be read out loud, as well as their branch of service and date of death. After reading the names, the group will come to attention and salute. After the salute, the runners will pay respect to waiting family members. They will then retrieve the flags and begin the next leg.