Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run is Sunday, Aug. 26

LOCAL HERO Kevin Ebbert, a Navy SEAL, was killed in action Nov. 24, 2012. The community comes together every year to remember this remarkable young man. Submitted photo

Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run

ARCATA – The Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run, set for Saturday, Aug. 26, is about family, community, and fitness. Kevin Ebbert grew up in Humboldt County. His community stretched across the country and around the world serving as a Navy SEAL until he was killed in action on Nov. 24, 2012.

Kevin Ebbert

A local boy, Ebbert grew up in Arcata and was an Arcata High School graduate. In 2003, he graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy and became a Navy SEAL. Ebbert was on the cusp of realizing his dream of becoming a doctor and settling down when his life was tragically cut short.

Once a year, the community gathers in Arcata’s Redwood Park & Community forest to honor Kevin. The 5th Annual Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m.

The Trail Run provides a place for family and friends to gather and remember Kevin and for the community to come together in fitness and in nature in his honor. Kevin was known for setting high expectations for himself and for achieving his goals. Kevin also encouraged and pushed others to exceed their own expectations.

The trail run includes a challenging 10k+ trail run with strenuous hills befitting Kevin’s memory. The 2-mile run/walk is accessible to families and offers an opportunity for quiet reflection while winding through the redwood trees. Kevin was truly at peace when he was outside; this run celebrates that peace.

Proceeds for this year’s run will be donated to the PacOut Green Team in Kevin’s name. PacOut Green Team is a group of avid outdoors people dedicated to environmental stewardship and keeping the places we play clean and free of litter.

For more information or to register for the Kevin Ebbert Memorial Trail Run, visit or stop by any HealthSPORT location.



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