Register for the Virtual Run For The Warriors® which will take place throughout the country on Sunday, October 25, the same day as the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon. You can also run anytime in the month of October. If you are not in the Washington, DC area for the Marine Corps Marathon, you can still participate by running in the Virtual Run For The Warriors®. Register here: www.hopeforthewarriors.org/2015VirtualRun  

 The Virtual Run For The Warriors® raises both funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors® and the needs of our military families. It can be completed at any location, pace, distance, with a group or as an individual. Once you register you will receive a race packet with a Run For The Warriors® T-shirt, dog tag, and a customizable bib to show people who you are running to honor.

The Marine Corps Marathon and TCS NYC Marathon are almost here:

  • October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon 10K
  • October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon*
  • November 1, 2015 – TCS NYC Marathon

*Handcycle friendly race
 

Fundraising Tip:
Wear your Team gear and jersey to show people the organization you support! As a member of our Team, you can save 10% on all online store items. As you train, be sure to proudly wear the Hope For The Warriors® logo so that people know the reason for your hard work. Visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org/store and use the discount code TEAMH4W.

Training Tip:
Here is a great read, from Runner’s World, before you run in the Marine Corps Marathon: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/26-tips-for-your-best-marathon

Congratulations!
Great job to the entire team at the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, October 11! It was an inspiring day of sharing hope and a fun time meeting new Team Members.
 


Team Member Corner: John Rose
SSgt John Rose first met Hope For The Warriors® while on recruiting duty in New York. Since then, in his own words, “I’ve been hooked on the organization.” John has received two bicycles from Hope For The Warriors® and has participated in everything from golf outings to hunting trips, and has gone to speaking engagements on behalf of the organization. Currently, John is on active duty at Camp Lejeune and serves as the North Carolina Team Hope For The Warriors Captain.

John has been persevering and accomplishing many new goals through a new found love of cycling. Hope For The Warriors® greatly appreciates all of John’s contributions to the organization, his dedication to supporting his fellow Marines, and his perseverance.
 


Program Information: 

Charity Navigator:
For the fourth year in a row, Hope For The Warriors® has received a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. This exceptional rating, achieved by only 8% of the nonprofits they evaluate, highlights Hope For The Warriors® financial responsibility to the service members, military families, and families of the fallen we support. Team members can continue to ask people to donate towards fundraising goals with confidence! We invite you to view their latest evaluation of our efforts on the Charity Navigator website. 

A Warrior’s Wish®:
This year, Hope For The Warriors® will grant 11 wishes to support service members, veterans, and military families. The nature of these Wishes will vary in scope from business, fitness, financial, and outdoor-related. The enrichment process will continue long after the Wish is granted to promote stability within the lives of these heroes and their families. As the Wishes are granted we will share the stories in the upcoming newsletters. Learn more about A Warriors Wish® For more information please contact Steve Barto at sbarto@hopeforthewarriors.org.
 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Series:
The Rock ‘n’ Roll race series has teamed up with everydayhero as their official fundraising platform. You can now run in any Rock ‘n’ Roll event and raise funds for Hope For The Warriors! Beginning March 1st, every race participant will be asked if they want to fundraise on behalf of their favorite cause during the race registration process. When you register and are asked to choose your charity, pick Hope For The Warriors® and you will automatically be given a Rock ‘n’ Roll everydayhero fundraising page!
 

Run For The Warriors®:
Registration is now open for the following Run For The Warriors® events:

  • 2nd Annual DMV Run For The Warriors® Register
  • ASA Sponsored Run For The Warriors® Register
  • 8th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors® Register

For the complete list of races visit www.runforthewarriors.org.
 

Representing the Team:
Be sure to shoot us an email with your race schedule and where you will be wearing your Team jersey. Each time you wear your jersey, you help our mission to restore self, family, and hope. Feel free to share photos and special stories too!
 mholton@hopeforthewarriors.orgsbarto@hopeforthewarriors.org 

Important Links For Social Media:
Hope For The Warriors®FacebookTwitter When you tweet be sure to use #TeamH4W
NYCHalf Marathon Team Facebook GroupNYC Full Marathon Team Facebook GroupMarineCorps Marathon Team Facebook Group