April 04, 2016
BENEFITING: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
EVENT DATE: Oct 30, 2016
HOURS PLEDGED: 100
I am so excited about this opportunity to run my first marathon and for it to be the Marine Corp Marathon! I never thought I would want to run 26.2 miles until I heard there was a Marine Marathon, and I was like well now that’s something I could do! This opportunity came up to run for a charity partner Team Red White and Blue and I prayed I was able to. I am a Marine Corp Veteran, served from 1998-2002 as a heavy equipment operator stationed in Okinawa Japan and Camp Pendleton. I had the privilege of meeting a lot of wonderful people who I am still friends with today. I moved around quite a bit after I got out, my friends teased me it was the military that programed me that way. I landed in Wichita, KS and while running Conquer the Gauntlet for my third time I ran into a group of people dressed patriotically and running it with the American flag! Anyone who has ran this race or another obstacle course race knows this is an added a challenge. I being a Marine had to know what they were all about and that’s how I met Team Red White and Blue RWB. They welcomed me from the very beginning and asked me to join, I did! It has felt like a family from the beginning; being a part of such a great organization that really wants to take care of its members. I had multiple surgeries in 2015 that severely limited my ability to work out or be active but RWB encouraged me the whole time and supported me mentally while trying to get back into shape! I am honored to be able to run for them at the Marine Corp Marathon. I appreciate your support in making this dream a reality!!
$750 is the minimum I need to raise anything over that will go towards travel expenses :)
Team Red, White and Blue and Marine Corps Marathon will once again partner together to for the 2016 “The People’s Marathon” in Washington D.C., October 28th – 30th. Team RWB Eagles from across the nation come together to take part in this amazing event with a spectator patriotic backdrop. As a Charity Partner for this event, Team RWB has secured a Charity Race Bibs to be distributed across the Team RWB Regions