Mark Forester JAG 28 Birthday Walk 2023

2001 20th Street
Haleyville, AL 35565


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Event Description

Welcome back to our in-person JAG 28 walk, first one since 2019.  Once again, it will take place in Haleyville, AL on May 20, 2023, in Mark's honor. Mark was KIA in Afghanistan September 29, 2010 during a firefight and while attempting to save a teammate. He was a patriot to the core. 

For anyone who wants to participate, the walk will begin 6:00 am and will be a continuous 28 miles in honor of Mark's retired call sign - Jaguar 28.  

The route will begin and end at Haleyville High School. We welcome anyone who wants to participate. The entry fee is $40 and supports The Mark Forester Foundation.
Note: Haleyville City Schools employees entry fee is $20. 

The walk will go thru mostly rural areas of hilly Winston County.  We anticipate the walk taking about 10.5 hours. There will be staging areas every 5 to 8 miles with water.  Bring your own snacks.  Lunch will be provided.  



Event details and schedule

 We will meet at 6:00 am for check-in at Haleyville High School's upper, main parking lot, near the electronic sign.  Then we'll load a bus and ride to Mark's grave at Winston Memorial Cemetery and begin the walk with Memorial Push-ups.  

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