What better way to experience the emotional, inspirational Marine Corps Marathon than paying tribute and supporting wounded U.S. Service members while you run? The Yellow Ribbon Fund Marine Corps Marathon Team is in search of team members.
The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) is a charitable organization that supports wounded service members recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. YRF provides morale-boosting activities and excursions for wounded warriors, free transportation in the form of rental cars and cab vouchers, lodging and airfare for families to visit their soldiers and Marines, job mentoring and a family caregiver program.
This is the third year that YRF has registered a Marine Corps Marathon team – in just two years, they’ve raised more than $36,000 to support the charity’s programs.
There are currently 20 team slots available for the October 30th race. To confirm your spot on the team, contact me for a registration form and return it, with a $90 registration fee (check or credit card), to YRF. YRF asks that each team member commit to fundraising a minimum of $500, which is tax-deductible for you/your sponsors. You’ll also receive a YRF race packet and a carb-loading dinner the night before the race.
Thanks for considering the invite. As you run past the monuments and memorials of our nation’s capital, and through Arlington Cemetery, you will know you’re doing a great service in honoring the men and women who have made great sacrifices for us.
Find more information on The Yellow Ribbon Fund