2015 Marine Corps Marathon

Team Hope For The Warriors® has finished all 2015 scheduled races! It was a great season, which finished strong with the Marine Corps Marathon and TCS NYC Marathon. The team is growing and there are a lot of great events planned for next year!
We are also excited to announce Team Hope For The Warriors® involvement in three 2016 events! Stay tuned as more races get added to our 2016 schedule. 
2015 TCS NYC Marathon

Current 2016 Team Hope For The Warriors® Schedule
July 24, 2016— 2016 Panasonic NYC Tri
Hope For The Warriors® Conquer The Canyon®: May 5-8, 2016
As popular as the Grand Canyon is, hiking it is rare—less than 1% of visitors ever set foot on any trails. Join Hope For The Warriors® on a multi-day guided adventure in Arizona to Conquer The Canyon®! All funds raised will support Hope For The Warriors® programs which assist combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
Hope For The Warriors® will sponsor 20 service members, veterans, and caregivers to participate in the hike. Hope For The Warriors® Clinical Health & Wellness and Sports & Recreation staff members will raise their own funds and attend the hike in a supportive role, working with the sponsored participants. Other participants are required to meet a fundraising goal of $4,500 and provide their own transportation to and from Arizona. Registration is open here: www.hopeforthewarriors.org/ConquerTheCanyon.
This trip is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for any adventurer!
Fundraising Tip:
Remember to send thank-you letters, emails, and/or social media posts to your supporters after every event in which you fundraised. Let your donors know how much you appreciate their support and tell them how the event or race went.  
Training Tip:
From Runner’s World, here is an article describing the marathon recovery process: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/marathon-recovery-part-i
Team Member Corner:
Great job to the entire team at the Marine Corps Marathon, 110 participants, and TCS NYC Marathon, over 70 participants! These two races are an example of how giving, inspiring, and incredible our team is—both were great days of sharing hope and a fun time of camaraderie.

Team Member, Sgt. Amanda Eason, featured on the Quantico Sentry after completing the Marine Corps Marathon 

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®:
Stay tuned for the 2016 Run For The Warriors® Race Series schedule, www.runforthewarriors.org.
8th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors® Island Federal Team

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