March for the Fallen2019-08-01T12:20:34-04:00

A Living Memorial to Those Who Sacrificed the Most

The March for the Fallen is a greater community event hosted by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap to honor the memory of all that have fallen in the defense of our nation (started by Major General Gronski).

Why should you attend?

  • To honor the fallen
  • Challenge yourself both mentally and physically (28 miles on rugged terrain. Optional: 35lb+ rucksack)
  • Network with interesting and honorable people

Who should attend?

  • Motivated men AND women (Need motivation? Click here)
  • Folks who want to have fun!

Is this a charity that accepts donations?

  • No. The charity is your time on the course honoring the sacrifice of Gold Star families. Alpha Architect funds housing/chow.
  • Can I contribute to veteran causes? Yes. You can support our effort to complete the Leadville 100, where we are running to support Operation Rebound.

Things to consider:

How did Alpha Architect get involved?

AA is a veteran-owned organization with representation across most of the US Armed Forces (U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army — we’re still waiting for our first U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard teammates!). Our organization believes in supporting those who serve. Our goal with March for the Fallen is to bring awareness to the broader finance community of the sacrifices made by Service Members who died in the line of duty (example here). What started as a 10-person AA team building event in 2016, turned into a full-scale 70-person adventure filled with a who’s who of the “fintwit” community in 2017 (thanks to Pat O’Shaughnessy for spreading the word!), and 150 in 2018. We hope this year is even bigger and better.

Be Part of Something Special

The March for the Fallen Trail

Photos from Prior Years

Click photos to enlarge.


How Much?

Blood, Sweat, Tears

$35 dollars. This is an event where the contribution is your effort.

How Tough?

28 miles with a rucksack

Everyone has a personal summit. Participation is the priority.

What do I need?

Minimal Requirements

Rugged athletic gear for hiking. 35lb rucksack (optional)

Where Is it?

Nat. Guard Training Center

Strickler Field, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA

Where do I stay?

We will provide barracks accomodations

Similar to the Four Seasons, minus the luxury.

Training Series

Need Inspiration for Training?

Read About Doug Zembiec

Read About Maggie Seymour

March For the Fallen Agenda

  • Day 1: Friday — Pre-Event Day
  • Day 2: Saturday — Event Day
  • Day 3: Sunday — Departure Day
1500-1900Attendee arrival and registration packet pickup
1800-2000Event pasta dinner (carbo load!)
2100-2130Event outline and FAQ session
2130-2200Pre-event motivational speaker
2200Lights off
0500Wake up
0530Event preparation/Photo
0545Transition to event start
0600Event opening ceremony
0700-CompletionMarch for the Fallen
1800-2000Post-Event Dinner

Are you ready to challenge yourself?