Team RWB Grand Rapids Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 19, 2015
Join Team RWB Sunday October 18th and tackle the 12th annual Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon.
Our mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Our chapters establish local programs that provide consistent opportunities for veterans to meet other veterans and members of their community through activities like running, cycling, functional fitness, picnics, and ball games.
Recent research has shown exercise to be a very effective tool for combating depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. In fact, some studies show it to be as effective as medication and counseling. When that exercise is conducted in a group or team setting, there is a multiplier effect. A recent survey showed that 41% of veterans would exercise more if they had a group to do it with.
Ultimately, the challenge of veteran reintegration is vast and complex. While we may not be able to solve all veterans' issues, we know that exercise and personal connectivity is making veterans better. Knowing that, we are committed to building communities and programs that provide this service.