August 29, 2011
Chris Pace will soon embark on his 250-mile “Journey of Freedom,” ending the expedition at Ground Zero on Sept. 11. Pace plans to bike 150 miles and run 100 miles, hoping to complete the trip in 36 hours and raise $25,000 for the Disposable Heroes Project.
Stories this photo appears in:
Altus Captain will bike, run 250 miles to honor fallen heroes
Air Force Captain Chris Pace, 58th Airlift Squadron instructor pilot, is planning to bike from Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, for approximately 150 miles and then run another 100 miles to Ground Zero in New York City, Sept. 10 to11, without stopping to rest. “I am going to finish. Whether I have to walk the last 50 miles or however far it is, I am going to finish. I have told myself that,” Capt. Pace said about his upcoming challenge. “No one is going to let me stop, I have already told my family not to try and stop me. It is going to be very mentally and physically demanding.” Pace is calling his athletic quest the “Journey of Freedom” and he is doing it in support of The Disposable Heroes Project, a non-profit organization that supports wounded and fallen warriors and their families.