2015 has gotten off to a great start for Team Hope For The Warriors®. The
team is growing and there are a lot of exciting events planned for the year! As
we train for all of the 2015 events we remember that we are 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.
2015 Team Races:
Below are the
confirmed dates and races for 2015
March 15, 2015 – United Airlines NYC Half Marathon  
Sold out
March 21, 2015 – Queens 13.1
Registration Site to go live soon
March 21, 2015 – MCCS Cherry Point Half Marathon*
March 28, 2015 – Marine Corps 17.75K
May 17, 2015 – Marine Corps Historic Half
Registration Site to go live soon
August 22, 2015 – Quantico Tri*
Register on February 28
Do not wait, will sell out!
October 11, 2015 – Army Ten Miler*
Registration Site to go live soon
October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon 10K
Registration Site to go live soon
October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon*
Registration Site to go live soon
November 1, 2015 – TCS NYC Marathon
Registration Site to go live soon
*Handcycle friendly race
Fundraising Tip:
Ask friends and/or family to sponsor one of your training runs and
commit a certain dollar amount towards each mile you run. This will help you
stay motivated while allowing you to reach your fundraising goal! Be sure to
wear your Team jersey and take a thank you photo or video.
Training Tip:
The cold winter is still here! Here are some cross training ideas, for
those extremely cold or icy days, as we wait for spring:

  • Use a Treadmill or another cardio machine
  • Find an indoor pool and go swimming
  • Go Cross Country Skiing: For those of you with lots of snow
  • Weight Training: Take the time to strengthen your muscles for
    endurance events by lifting lightweights with a high level of repetitions.
  • Yoga/Stretching: This is easy to do indoors and will help you stay
    healthy and feel rejuvenated as your training intensifies when it gets warmer
Team Member Corner: Francisco

Member Francisco Cortes is the Vice President of Fox News Latino. As Vice
President of FoxNewsLatino.com, Francisco Cortes is dedicated to keeping the
pulse of the Hispanic community. He was a key player in helping create and
launch the news site in 2010, and now leads and mentors a team of experienced
journalists through all phases of content creation. Francisco has become the
first Hispanic Vice President in the company’s news division and was named one
of the Top Young Latinos in American Newsrooms by the Huffington Post.
Francisco has been a part of the FOX News family since 1999 and is a U.S. Army
and National Guard veteran. He will be running the NYC Half Marathon on Team
Hope For The Warriors® this March!

Program Information:
Jack Rabbit
news for all of our Team Members in the New York City area. Team Hope For The
Warriors® has partnered up with Jack Rabbit for GROUP RUNS! These runs will
take place at one of Jack Rabbit’s locations (Union Square, Upper West, Upper
East, or Brooklyn). In addition, Jack Rabbit is offering the Team clinics, such
as nutrition and gear. 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!
USA Track & Field
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 10th Annual Jacksonville Run For The Warriors®. Register here! 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