Soldiers Take On 24 Hour Running Challenge

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MANHATTTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Runners are raising money to help honor and remember fallen soldiers in Manhattan.

The 24 hour run challenge kicked off Thursday at noon at City Park in Manhattan. It’s an event where at least one member from each unit or group must be running at all times for 24 straight hours.

The organizer, Fort Riley’s Tactical Air Control Party, will use funds raised to help honor and remember fallen soldiers as well as help support the TACP community.

"It’s, in a way, honoring their sacrifice," said Second Lieutenant Pablo Kruger. "This by no means is going to be an easy event. I’ve never done anything even close to this type of physical event. The challenge, the mental stress that will probably go into it is my way of honoring the sacrifice of TACP’s that have come before me."

Challenges like this happen across the country at locations where soldiers are deployed today.