My name is Brian Kennicott, originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington, and I am a former United States Airman who served during and in the 1st Gulf War and Somalia theaters. Serving in any capacity in theaters like those changes a person; I was no different. I was spared some of the more horrific experiences today’s service members face in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon my return to the States and after some time, most all of my hauntings left me, but others simply aren’t that fortunate.
Far too many of our returning warriors carry with them each day the nightmare and pain of experiences neither matched nor imagined. For far too many, this waged war in their mind is their final battle field. 22 service veterans take their life each day. I was not one of them, but I can do my part to help those that remain. I can join their fight; help me do so!
On July 15th, at Womble Park, Holly Springs, NC, I will set off to run 100K to remember those who finished their race, and pick up their baton to endure on. I am raising money for the 22KILL organization that not only helps hurting veterans in battling their daily fight on their lonely battlefield, but helps to engage them in industry and revitalize their passion and focus on accomplishing the greater missions they still have before them in their life.
Having completed two marathons and a handful of Half marathons, this 100k (62.1 miles) journey will be by far my greatest endurance challenge. I found it only fitting that it would be. Final details are in the works but my plan is to start at 7pm ET on July 15th, and finish sometime at/before 8am Sunday morning the 16th. I will have several fellow support runners, aid crew, and town officials to help make this possible.
I ask you my friends to please consider donating to this charity through the link here on Crowdrise.
All the best from the East to West!
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