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Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend!

4 Mile Run/Walk and Fun Run
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Come Support The Troops

Open To All Ages
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Come Help Us Set Up 6:30pm The Friday of Memorial Day Weekend

Field of Flags
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Of East Northport Long Island

Run/Walk Through The Grid
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The Perfect Way

To Honor Those Who Gave Their Lives For You!
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Sharing tales of those we’ve lost
is how we keep from really losing them.

~Mitch Albom

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NEW FOR 2019 – Virtual Run!

Can’t Make It to Northport ~ Then Participate this way! Last Day To Sign Up for the Virtual Run Is May 22nd!

Honor Chris and all the Fallen this Memorial Day by running/walking the Grid from anywhere you may be!   New This Year!  Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial “I Did the Grid” 4 Mile Run/Walk VIRTUAL RUN!  When participating in this event we ask that you promise not to forget, nor let your children nor their children forget that Chris and his fellow warriors died so that we might live free.   To honor Chris, and all of the men and women who have given their lives we ask that you give up any personal awards for this day.   Instead each race bib will have the printed name of four fallen heroes from either Iraq or Afghanistan.   Each participant will carry those names and upon completion of the course ring a bell to signify that those named on the bib will be remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice.  We wish you could all be with us on May 25th as runners and walkers take to the Grid, but for those who are unable to be there, you can now participate from wherever you are!

Here’s what you need to do:

  • By May 10th visit https:www.runsignup.com/ididthegrid and register for the virtual run (as always active military and Gold Star family members register for free, email ididthegrid@gmail.com for a coupon code). We will mail you a bib and t-shirt.
  • Carry the names of four fallen warriors during your run/walk Memorial Day weekend.
  • We are hoping you will send pictures to our team Chris Facebook or Instagram (#ididthegridvirtualrun) pages.
  • Make the run as creative as possible! With 31 turns on the Grid course, it can be described as the Fenway Park of road racing.   You will never see another like it.

Sign up by May 10th to receive your coin and race t-shirt in time for your virtual run!

Sign up from May 11th – May 22nd and we will get your coin and t-shirt to you as fast as the Postal Service will allow!

So, have fun! ~ We look forward to your participation!

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OPERATION SERVICE DOG

“Honor the legacy of our fallen by changing the life of our wounded.”

We wish that we could say our work supporting our military community is over, but more has to be done. Our fund is built on individuals who generously give what they can. Donations of $10, $15 and $25 dollars add up quickly and make a difference! We know your time is valuable, and we so appreciate you taking the time to run the Grid which honors both our son’s legacy and the legacy of each of the four fallen servicemen or women that will be on your bib on race day. It is with this in mind that we ask all of our runners to consider going just a few steps further in support of Operation Service Dog. If you could request just four friends to donate $25 for one of the four fallen warriors you will carry with you through the race course, the effect on our military and veteran community would be immeasurable! We would be able to sponsor numerous service dogs and change the lives of returning veterans in need. You would not only be honoring the fallen but also taking care of our wounded. Will you go the extra mile?

Click here to visit PayPal and donate.

 vet-dogs-new-box“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margaret Mead

Race Date
May 25, 2019

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Meet Our Newest Service Dogs in Training!

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Click below to view photos of Jameson at the 2016 Memorial Day parade in Boston.

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