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What is the KIA Road March

The K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch ® (KMR) is a 501(c)3!! KMR directly help support Veterans, their families & Veterans organizations in Western New York all while Honoring Our Fallen. After each annual KMR event all non-perishable food is placed in trucks to go to 3 food pantries to help Veterans & their families that need it. Or the Kids Jr5k where they carry school supplies! Or the KMR Night Ops where you can camp after carrying toys for Veterans children!

We would like you & your fiends to join us at any  of our events, especially at Chestnut Ridgee for a 10K ruck march with a ruck full of canned goods. It’s a fun and challenging way to remember members of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and to help feed local Veterans.

The K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch can be done for fun or as a competition, it's up to you and your friends!

K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch®- a fun walk thru the Ridge!

The K.I.A. Memorial RoadmarchTM (or "KMR") is a 10K ruck march through Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, NY.

Participants will march, run, walk or crawl, a 10K either as a Individual or Team while carrying rucks (back packs) filled with non perishable goods ( or choose to not carry and donate before the Roadmarch we just ask that you bring a minimum of 30 lbs to donate.) *See rules about weight for certain categories. 

The Roadmarch is open to all – current / retired military, first responders, civilians- EVERYONE!. 

* If you can't carry the weight and just want to walk we ask that you register, join us and donate the minimum of 30 lbs food at the beginning, no need to carry that weight, just have fun! 


Register and create the Biggest Team come up with a clever cool name! Then if you have the biggest team to finish the KMR10k YOUR TEAM will WIN the KMR BAT (Big ass trophy) CUP! Each year the KMR BAT CUP will have the Team name inscribed on it of the previous years winner. Your Team will actually get to take home a replica smaller version to keep!! The question is, will you DOMINATE each year and have the biggest Team name all over it?


KMR Challenge -strictly for those that want to compete!

Open to EVERYONE, just create a 4 person KMR Challenge Squad, come up with a clever name and collectively carry 200 pounds of non-perishable food. See the Rules Section for more information. You can have as many 4 person Squads as you would like, just different names! Compete amoungst your friends Squad and all the other Squads.

This is where it gets competitive! You walk the same route but we’ve added five Drill Sergeant Inspired Challenges (four individual, one team). Each KMR Squad Member completes one of the 4 Challenges and receive a special KMR Challenge Swag. The first squad that completes the 4 individual challenges, the Squad Challenge and crosses the finish line as a KMR Squad with all four KMR Challenge swag wins the trophy… and bragging rights. Click here for rules!

Upcoming Events

KMR has a few events planned already for 2018!

Join us for our Biggest fundraiser: April 13th, 2018 Tickets are $5.00 in advance $10.00 Day of.

KMR Toast to the Fallen (fb event):  

  • When: April 13, 2018, from 6pm to Midnight 
  • Where: Matthew Glab Post 1965 Abbot Road Lackawanna, NY.   
  • Three bands, food, baskets and games, and cash bar.   
  • This is our 5th annual Toast, 
  • $5.00 for tickets presale or $10.00 at the door. 


KMR Jr 5K Kids run (fb event)Kids 5k, ages 10-17,   

  • When: May 18, 2018 @5:00pm check in
  • Where: Como Park Lake, Lancaster 
  • 5k race with a few challenges, awards  
  • Allows children to Honor those local Soldiers who have been Killed in Action   
  • Kids will carry school supplies in their backpacks 
  • KMR will donate school supplies to Military family readiness groups and Veterans in need. 


KMR10k:  A fun family event!

  • When: August 18, 2018  check in at 8:00 am
  • Where: Chestnut Ridge Park  
  • A 10k to Honor all 322 Killed in Action since 9/11.  
  • Roadmarchers can donate 30 lbs. of food or carry what they can 
  • They can also participate in the KMR Squad Challenge if they want to compete for trophies 
  • We have the BAT trophy for the biggest team, each team member gets a smaller replica trophy and their team name goes on the BAT just like the Stanley Cup 
  • 25 thousand pounds of food was raised last year 
  • New for 2018, an Individual Challenge part is being considered for single racers who want to compete 
(FB event)


ONLY THE 1ST 500 PRE-REGISTERED ARE GUARANTEED A SWAG BAG, T-SHIRT AND FOOD. We will make every effort to accommodate those registered day of.  A shirt coupon will be issued and all will receive a finish line gift. 

KMR Night Ops: (FB event)


  • When: September 22, 2018 @6:00pm check in  
  • Where: Alleghany State Park  
  • 5-mile race in the dark of night 
  • Roadmarchers carry toys for Veterans Children all while Honoring all K.I.A. in NYS.  
  • limited camping at the group camp for those wishing to stay overnight after the race (additional cost to registration) and hang at the after party by the campfire 


Would you like to Volunteer? To be considered, visit  questions can be directed to Gwen our Volunteer coordinator at In the subject please state "2018 KMR Volunteers" in the message just please tell her the who, what, when, where. THANKS for offering to Volunteer!

Do you have a High school age student that needs community service? Do you want them to help Veterans?

 KMR is looking for students to help at any of our event! Please check for info.
Please note:
No transportation will be provided to or from event.

 Thanks for supporting KMR in any way you can!!

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