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9th Annual 2LT Justin Sisson 5K Run/Walk – Unconquered Statue – Florida State University
February 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am EST$15
2LT Justin Sisson, an alumnus of the FSU ROTC program, earned the George C. Marshall Award as the program’s top cadet in 2010 and was a member of the FSU Ranger Challenge Team. Following his 2012 graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Justin deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 and was leading his platoon and providing security for Afghans when he was killed by a suicide bomber June 3rd of that year.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Justin Sisson Outstanding Cadet Scholarship Fund, founded by the Sisson family, which helps FSU ROTC Cadets and student veterans who embody Justin’s to dedication to family, country and duty, complete their education and work in service of our nation.
Runners and walkers are welcome, and a virtual option is offered for those who wish to remember Justin but cannot be in Tallahassee on race day.
Unable to participate, but wish to donate to the scholarship? Visit spark.fsu.edu/sisson2022 to make a gift in Justin’s memory.
The 5K race course starts from Langford Green, just outside Doak Campbell Stadium, and participants will pass by some of the campus’ most scenic spots on the way to the finish in front of the Unconquered statue. The 1 mile walk also starts at the same spot, goes around the stadium and then loops around Langford Green. Both maps are below.
Onsite race day registrations will be available, but only Eventbrite registrations are guaranteed a T-shirt. Virtual participants should complete their orders by Feb 14th, noting their complete address and phone number so their items can be mailed in time for race day.
0800-0900: Race registration
0900-0930: Remarks and scholarship award presentation
0930: Race start
1130: Race conclusion and refreshments
Please come out and join the FSU Army ROTC Cadets, the Sisson family, and members of the university community Saturday, Feb. 26, for the 9th annual Justin Sisson Run/Walk for the Fallen, held in honor and remembrance of our Seminole Battalion brother, 2LT Justin Sisson.