May 24, 2022

Relay participants will honor ‘fallen heroes’ in Aspen walk on Tuesday

A group of relay participants will walk from downtown Aspen to Buttermilk Ski Area on Tuesday evening to complete one leg of a monthlong, 3,900-mile journey across nearly 10 states for a “Carry the Load” event honoring fallen military personnel and first responders.

Anyone can join at the Aspen fire station at 6:30 p.m. for the walk, said organizer Dill Driscoll, who helped co-create the national relay nearly a decade ago.

After walks in Grand Junction, Aspen, Basalt, the Denver area and Colorado Springs, they’ll head to Texas and Oklahoma before concluding the tour back in the Lone Star state. The group covers most of the miles by bus, with walking distances totaling between 5 and 20 miles across multiple stops each day.

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