Team Hope For The Warriors® Members,

Team Hope For The Warriors® has bibs for the SOLD OUT Army Ten-Miler and Marine Corps Marathon 10K. Consider running with the team that seeks to restore Hope to military families or let your friends and family know about Team Hope For The Warriors® bibs!   
Below are the confirmed dates and races for 2015
October 11, 2015 – Army Ten Miler*
October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon 10K
October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon*
November 1, 2015 – TCS NYC Marathon
*Handcycle friendly race
Fundraising Tip:
Invest in yourself first! Show your supporters that you are serious about your fundraising by donating to yourself first and then challenge friends and family to match your donation. Sometimes people are reluctant to be the first to donate, so commit to your own efforts and others may begin to follow.
Training Tip:
July and August are the hottest months of the summer. Here are some more tips to stay cool during these hot summer days, check out last month’s newsletter for more tips on warm weather training:
1.    Be sure to check the heat index before going out. Some days might be too hot for training in the outdoors. You may have to take your workout indoors or to the pool.
2.    Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious illnesses. Know the warning signs: muscle cramps, nausea/vomiting, lightheadedness, and feeling faint are all signs you may be experiencing a heat-related problem.
3.    Run in shaded trails or routes. Keeping the sun off of you as much as possible, this will greatly reduce the risk of heat exhaustion.
4.    What you wear can have an impact on heat. Wear light colored, moisture wicking fabric to help stay cool.
Program Information:
Team Gear:
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.
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. 
Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival:
Hope For The Warriors® will have a team in the 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival at the harbor of Port Jefferson Village, NY on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9 A.M. Please visit http://portjeffdragonracefest.com for more information or contact Jennifer Friedel at jfriedel@hopeforthewarriors.org if you are interested in participating with Hope For The Warriors®. 
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!  
USA Track & Field (USATF):
Hope For The Warriors® is now a USATF Organization and if you are also a USATF member you can now run for Hope For The Warriors® as an organization! Furthermore, you can compete in the USATF championships. For more information please contact Steve Barto at sbarto@hopeforthewarriors.org. 
Run For The Warriors®:
Registration is now open for the following Run For The Warriors® events:

6th Annual Sunset Run For The Warriors Register
5th Annual Harmon Meadow 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, check back frequently for more registration pages coming soon.
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!
Important Links For Social Media:
Twitter When you tweet be sure to use #TeamH4W

MarineCorps Marathon Team Facebook Group