2014 was a great year for Team Hope For The Warriors®! More than 100,000 miles were run and cycled, enough miles to circle the earth over 4 times, and more than $350,000 was raised for Hope For The Warriors®. That’s around $3.50/mile! Each of you make a huge impact in the lives of our service members. This year many Team members met their goals, completed personal bests, and helped spread hope across the nation to our service members and their families.
We are looking forward to 2015 and making it an even better year focusing in on our mission of providing athletes of all abilities the opportunity to engage their competitive spirit at endurance events. We will continue to be the Team that is defined by our achievements rather than our injuries or obstacles as we are united in the goal of improving the rehabilitation of combat wounded service members and military families.
Team Races 2015:
Below are the confirmed dates and races for 2015, there will be more dates to come soon:
March 15, 2015 – United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
Be sure to tweet and post personal thank you notes to those that donate to your fundraising page. Your family and friends will appreciate this recognition and will draw attention to your cause. Be sure to tag our Facebook page and use our Twitter Handle, @Hope4Warriors and #TeamH4W.
Winter is here! Here are some cold weather training tips:
Avoid over or underdressing for the weather by wearing layers. Dress as if it is actually about 10-15 degrees warmer.
Good clothing items to consider wearing, depending on the weather: gloves, hat or headband, insulated socks, pants, tights, long-sleeve moisture wicking shirt, a top-layer of clothing that blocks the wind, and a fleece layer on a very cold day.
Remember to hydrate before and after running.
Be sure to wear reflective, bright colors, or some type of light when running early or late in the day.
Remember that safety is more important than training outdoors. Try to find indoor alternatives if the weather is hazards such as a gym or treadmill.
Team Member Corner: Steve Bellone
Check Presentation at the 7th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors® (Steve is 4th from the left).
Steve Bellone ran the 2014 New York City Half Marathon with Team Hope For The Warriors® with the goal to raise $10,000 for Hope For The Warriors®. On Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the 7th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors® Steve presented Hope For The Warriors® with a check for $10,500, exceeding his goal. Steve is an Army veteran and also serves as the Suffolk County Executive in Long Island, NY. He is a great example of generosity and altruism to the community he serves.
Here is the tentative 2015 Run For The Warriors® schedule. We hope you can join us at some of these races. VisitRun For The Warriors®to check for registration pages:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10th Annual Run For The Warriors®, Jacksonville, NC*
Monday, May 25, 2016
Inaugural Tampa Run For The Warriors®, Oldsmar, FL*
Sunday, June 7, 2015
6th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors®, New York, NY*
Saturday, July 4, 2015
4th Annual New Bern Run For The Warriors®, New Bern, NC*
Sunday, August 16, 2015
6th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors®, Shelton, CT*
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2nd Annual DMV Run For The Warriors®, Washington, DC*
Sunday, October 25, 2015
San Diego Run For The Warriors® Sponsored by the ASA, San Diego, CA*
Saturday, November 7, 2015
8th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors®, Lindenhurst, NY*
*Hand cycle friendly race
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!