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October 04, 2016
BENEFITING: OPERATION WARD 57
EVENT DATE: Nov 27, 2016
Thank you for joining the Official Operation Ward 57 Team at the 2016 Army Ten Miler. You are helping to raise funds and awareness for Operation Ward 57. Even if you can't participate in the race you are welcome to create a fundraising page.
For a 7th year, following the successful Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Baghdad Shadow Run, which took place in Baghdad, Iraq in November 2009, the Seattle Marathon Association is teaming up with Operation Ward 57 and Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) once again. This year, the Seattle Marathon Association and Amica Insurance will sponsor soldiers from the First Corps, America’s Corps, from JBLM as they organize a team to run in the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon on November 29th as an Iraq/Afghanistan Run for Remembrance in honor of those who died or were wounded in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more info, see the Run for Remembrance Facebook page. The team is open to all. Wounded Warriors may qualify for reduced or free race entries. Wheelchairs & Handbikes are allowed. Operation Ward 57 will also be hosting a booth at the Health+Fitness Expo to bring attention to the long struggle wounded Soldiers have on the road to recovery. In 2010, the SMA brought on Operation Ward 57 as an Official Charity Partner. This charity supports wounded warriors as they recover from severe injuries. Participants may donate to Operation Ward 57 at www.operationward57.org. This year’s event will continue to foster the relationship with SMA and Amica Insurance and promises to be a first class event for all involved. Baghdad Shadow Run organizer MAJ Mark Piccone extends his sincere appreciation to SMA and Amica Insurance for their unparalleled support of the Soldiers and Families at Joint Base Lewis McChord. To register for the Iraq/Afghanistan Run for Remembrance please email Brittney@operationward57.org Special T-shirts Available For Purchase: The Seattle Marathon Association has designed Remembrance Run shirts as a way for everyone to get involved and show their support for the troops. These shirts will celebrate the connection between Seattle runners and U.S. service members. Iraq/Afghanistan Remembrance Run 2012 Shirts will be $15 each.$5 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to Operation Ward 57 (www.operationward57.org), a nonprofit organization, that supports programs and services for injured U.S. servicemen at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C. LINK COMING SOON Contact: Brittney Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-713-1363