October 1st â€“ 11th, 2015 the founder of Footsteps For The Fallen will be running 420 plus miles solo. This endurance run is to honor all fallen Texas firefighters. It will start at the Beaumont Fire Museum, making its way to Houston Fire Memorial, Cy-Fair Fire Memorial, Brayton Fire Field Memorial, West Fire Memorial, Abbott Fire Memorial, West EMS Memorial, Bruceville-Eddy Fire, finishing at the State Firefighter Memorial in Austin. This run has both symbolic and practical significance. Symbolically, this challenging endurance event is to honor all fallen firefighters in Texas that answered the call knowing they could be giving it all and did. Practically, it provides a way for 30 year firefighter Tony Constanzo, to leverage his passion for endurance running by helping to raise funds to help support the Footsteps For The Fallen scholarship program.
The combination of intense conditions (rain, wind, heat, cold & hills) and 8-10 hours of non-stop running per day requires unsurpassed conditioning, resolute commitment, and unyielding support. Footsteps for the Fallen, solo run, is truly an elite event, with fewer cumulative participants than the number of people who have landed on the moon. The first eight days will be 40 mile days. Day nine will be 39 miles. Day ten will be 38 miles. The last day will be 31 miles.
Our fundraising goal is $250,000. Help us reach this goal, so we can help the children of our Texas First Responders.