I started running at the age of 11 and have not stopped for the past 23 years. As a Marine, the highest honor is to represent Team Red, White and Blue at the Marine Corps Marathon. The "People's Marathon" as it is affectionately known, is the pinnacle of my racing career and represents all that Team RWB has come to stand for. Enriching veterans' lives is more than a catch phrase, it is a life philosophy. Please join me in raising the funds to help raise up my brothers and sisters in arms and make sure no one is left behind.
The minimum to raise for this event is $500. Why set the bar to $1,000? To give you kind folks more incentive. If I meet my $1,000 goal I will run the entire Marine Corps Marathon in a gas mask in honor of the good folks at 22toomany.com which is an intiative to end the epidemic of 22 veterans that take their own life each and every day. It will be hard to breathe and there is every chance of failure when you pull a crazy stunt like this, but I will fight to the finish. I will not let anyone be forgotten.
Aaron L. Benningfield
Staff Sergeant USMC