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TSF Marine Corps Marathon
Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018
Who: Over 700 Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes, Team Semper Fi athletes, caregivers and family members from the Semper Fi Fund participate in the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon to show their grit and devotion in “The People’s Marathon.”
Special Guests – interview available upon request
J.W. Cortes: Actor, singer, Marine, and veteran advocate
Saturday – 10:00-11:30pm MCM Expo Booth #247 for autographs
5:00-8:00pm Semper Fi Fund Pasta Dinner guest emcee
Mike Mendoza: Marine, father, Navy Cross recipient and Ironman world record holder
What: Semper Fi Fund’s thirteenth consecutive participation in the Marine Corps Marathon. For the seventh year in a row, Semper Fi Fund is the largest charity partner of the Marine Corps Marathon. Several hundred Team Semper Fi athletes from all branches of the military and community members that “Support Through Sport” by raising money for the Semper Fi Fund will join more than 30,000 runners and handcyclist from around the world at the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon. These athletes will not only compete together – they will continue to grow post-trauma – learning to thrive beyond their injuries. These unique bonds reinforce that they are not alone and there is a community that supports them.
When: October 27 6:00–8:00pm – Crystal Gateway Marriott
Semper Fi Fund Pasta Dinner
7:45am – Wheelchair and Handcycle start
7:55am – Runners start
Where: 43rd Marine Corps Marathon
Start: Route 110 (all lanes) halfway between the Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Dr.
Finish: Marine Corps War Memorial
Why: “Recovery Through Sport” has proven to be an ideal outlet for injured service members to hone both physical agility and mental focus, skills that are critical to navigating their recovery and reintegration. Learning and practicing alongside wounded service members, they can also trade stories, share strategies for coping with their injuries and forge lasting friendships.