*- denotes that this race is hand-cycle friendly

March
3/20 United Airlines NYC Half

April
4/2-8 Team EVA Suffolk County, Long Island, Various locations

4/14 Fort Carson National Volunteer Week 5K Run/Walk, Fort Carson, CO

4/23 Inaugural Charlotte Run For The Warriors®, Charlotte, NC*

May
5/1 Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon & Half Marathon

5/14 11th Annual Run for the Warriors®, Jacksonville, NC*

5/21 Run of Valor, Murphysboro, IL
More dates and locations to come!

5/28 Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer Memorial I DID THE GRID 4-Mile Run/Walk
Registration site will be updated soon!

5/29 2nd Annual Memorial Day Run For The Warriors, Tampa, FL*

June
6/5 7th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors, NYC*

6/25 Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy 4-Mile Run Around the Lake
Registration site will be updated soon!

July
7/4 5th Annual New Bern Run For The Warriors, New Bern, NC*

7/4 Oakdale Chamber of Commerce’s Firecracker 5K
Registration site will be updated soon!

7/23 Airborne Tri Team’s 5K Run/Walk/Shadow Run

7/24 Panasonic NYC Tri

August
8/21 7th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors, Shelton, CT*

September

9/10 Cow Harbor Warriors’ Captain Joseph J. Boccia Jr. USMC 4-Mile Warrior Run
Registration site will be updated soon!

9/25 6th Annual Harmon Meadows Run For The Warriors, Secaucus, NJ*

October
10/16 3rd Annual DMV Run For The Warriors, Fairfax Station, VA*

10/23 7th Annual ASA Sponsored Run For The Warriors, Chicago, IL*

10/30 Suffolk County Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K: Freedom Fest 2016

10/30 Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC*

November
11/6 TCS NYC Marathon, New York City

11/12 9th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors , Lindenhurst, NY*

11/12 Northport Running Club’s Veterans Day Cross Country 4K

Stay tuned as more races get added to our 2016 schedule!

I made it into the NYC marathon by lottery so my husband, Ed, also an avid distance runner, wanted to find a charity he could support in order to run in the marathon as well. After a few suggested charities he chose Hope For The Warriors because, in his own words, it was a charity close to his heart. Our son Cpt. Edward Guelfi was deployed to Afghanistan at the time and our son-in-law, Staff Sgt. Jim Broglie, was deployed to Kuwait. Our daughter, Sgt. Jillian Smith, is also active military and was deployed in April 2014. So, for us finding a charity that supports our military families felt like a perfect fit. From our first interaction with the Team in Manhattan, we were welcomed and embraced with support. After running the marathon we knew we found a charitable organization that we could support whole-heartedly. Both of us are extremely active and race as often as we can find the time. Now linking up with Hope For The Warriors and raising awareness and funds for this charity has given new meaning to all of our races.

—Michele Guelfi