Preparations are underway for the third annual "Run for the Fallen" in Merced.
More than a thousand people took part in the event last year.
People are encouraged to either run or walk 4 miles in honor of our country's heroes killed in combat.
This year's run takes place on Saturday, August 18th.
Registration is Saturday, July 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at three North Valley locations.
Millennium Sports on Yosemite Avenue
Starbucks on Yosemite Avenue
The event is free.