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The Nevada Guard is set to host a memorial run/walk on Friday, Sept. 6, to commemorate the victims of the International House of Pancakes shooting that occurred in 2011.

The run/walk will start at the Carson City IHOP, 3883 S. Carson St., at 7 a.m. Dozens of soldiers and airmen will traverse the 5-kilometer route from the restaurant to the Office of the Adjutant General complex at 2460 Fairview Drive in Carson City. Everyone is invited to join the Guardsmen in the free, non-competitive run/walk; note the event is untimed and no prizes will be awarded. Participants can meet at the parking lot next to IHOP, 3883 S. Carson St.

It has been eight years since the IHOP shooting in Carson City. On Sept. 6, 2011, Nevada Guardsmen Lt. Col. Heath Kelly, 35, Master Sgt. Christian Riege, 38 and Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney, 31, were killed in the shooting incident. Florence Donovan-Gunderson, 67, was also killed during the incident. All three of the Soldiers worked at the Office of the Adjutant General on Fairview Drive in Carson City.

The daughter of McElhiney, Lily Hansen, 23, and the father of McElhiney, retired Maj. Ken Curtwiler, 62, are set to participate. Last year, the two reunited at the memorial run after having met only briefly at McElhiney’s memorial service in 2011.

For information or assistance, call Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka at 775-600-9074.