EVENT: Run Ranger Run IV
EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016
Mileage Tracker: 314
Amanda Wilkins wrote -
This will be the 3rd year for Team Moving for the Military and each year we have a motivation that drives us to participate. It's a brother, sister, father, mother, or friend that has served, currently serves or paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We as a team have a goal in mind, and hope that our dedication can raise even a small portion to assist our loved ones and fellow brothers transitioning from active duty to military life. To see that those who have served get the assistance, help and attention that they deserve. We hope that YOU are able to join us throughout this journey; through logging miles, donating, and/or just spreading the word about what we would love to accomplish; and that is to help make a difference, even in just a small way, for those who fight for us everyday. Below is a little background about Run Ranger Run and how and why it began, thank you!!
Run Ranger Run IV(4)
Teams of up to ten individuals pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February. They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for stated veteran issues.
Veterans continue to battle record high levels of unemployment, under-employment, homelessness and suicide. The most recent Department of Labor Statistics from july 2015 show Global War on Terror veterans are 37% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served and two times as more likely to be unemployed than a Desert Storm era Vetran. The VA reports twenty two veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day. We can and do make a difference!
In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, having deployed to combat twice, experienced having friends killed and wounded and with his own marriage failing decided to highlight the difficult journey home many soldiers have leaving the Army by undergoing a very public and very difficult journey home himself. Cory decided to run 565 miles in 28 days with holding his daughter Elleigh in his arms the end goal of his run.
As a Result
To honor Cory’s incredible effort and to continue the momentum to raise awareness for veterans issues – particularly around divorce, unemployment, homelessness and suicide – we are offering an annual Run Ranger Run event.
Visit our official web site HERE.