EVENT: Run Ranger Run V
EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2017
Mileage Tracker: 64
Run Ranger Run V(5)
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. Each team will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for stated veteran transition issues.
Progress is being made due to dedicated and joint efforts. We need to continue our momentum in helping veterans who continue to battle unemployment, underemployment, homelessness and suicide. The most recent Department of Labor statistics from March 2016 show Global War on Terror veteran unemployment is down 1.4 percent. The VA also reports a decline in veteran suicide to twenty per day from previously reported twenty two veterans a day take their own lives. The work of GallantFew does make a difference and your miles will change lives!
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 – GallantFew offers an annual Run Ranger Run event. We as a team have pledged to raise both awareness and donations the month of February through each step and mile we tackle. Please follow our journey and donate! #RLTW