TEAM RUBICON wrote -
Wherever you live, on March 18th, join Team Rubicon's military veterans and our South Sudanese friends as we RUN AS ONE.
PROJECT SUDAN - RUN AS ONE: In December 2011, Team Rubicon (TR) will conduct its second annual medical mission to the new nation of South Sudan. Once there, TR will put on the RUN AS ONE – SUDAN half-marathon, one of South Sudan's first sporting events. During this event, historically hostile tribes will come together to promote healthy competition and celebrate the independence of a new nation.
HONDA LA MARATHON 2012: The male and female winners of the RUN AS ONE - SUDAN half-marathon will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in the Honda LA Marathon 2012. For the first time these South Sudanese athletes have the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Team Rubicon specializes in veteran focused disaster relief in the United States and the developing world. Since its creation in January 2010, TR has saved and helped thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home. TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.
Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR. On the streets of Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, TR’s military veterans had an epiphany – natural disasters present the same problems that face troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: unstable populations, limited resources, horrific sights, sounds and smells. The skills cultivated on those same battlefields – emergency medicine, risk assessment and management, teamwork and decisive leadership – are invaluable in disaster zones.
MISSION: Team Rubicon bridges the critical time gap between large humanitarian disasters and conventional aid response. We provide vanguard medical care by fielding small, self-sustaining, mobile teams of military veterans and medical professionals. To deploy rapidly, we rely heavily on a horizontal command structure, social networking technology, and the employment of local nationals. Visit us at teamrubiconusa.org
IF YOU RAISE….
ONE Hundred Dollars
Win a RUN AS ONE official t-shirt!
ONE Thousand Dollars
Win a Team Rubicon Swag Pack! Includes that really great looking RUN AS ONE t-shirt, some very impressive TR merch, and a decent amount of RUN AS ONE swag. Stuff you'll like, stuff you'll LOVE. And...if you're in Los Angeles, you'll get invited to our pre-race BBQ with the South Sudanese marathoners.
ONE Hundred Thousand Dollars
Win an All Expenses Paid Trip to Jonglei, South Sudan. We're serious as the scorpions in your tent. You raise 100k, we will fly you out to South Sudan to run with TR in the 2012 RUN AS ONE half-marathon. If you think this is wild, it's because it is.