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Miles for Marines – 2011

June 25, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Logo - Semper Fi Fund Supporter - Miles for Marines

Rock Hill, NC – For the 3rd year-in-a-row Miles For Marines will host their “Crucible 15K” and “Double-Time 5K” trail race that is being held in honor of all who have served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

For ages 10 and under they offer “Run for a Marine, 1 Mile”, which gives a child the opportunity to select from a list of injured Marines currently at Walter Reed Hospital and run a mile for them.

The event is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 8:00am at Westminster Park located off of India Hook Road in Rock Hill, SC.

The courses are both challenging and scenic, winding along the banks of the Catawba River. The organizers hope that as participants run the courses they are reminded of the discipline, self sacrifice and rigorous training that Marines endure in effort to better serve our nation and keep us safe.

All proceeds will benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

For more information visit their web site: www.milesformarines.org or email Theresa McKenrick

LCpl Kyle Carpenter, USMC

“Miles for Marines – 2011” is being held in dedication of LCpl Kyle Carpenter, USMC, who is recovering from injuries suffered after taking a direct blast from a hand grenade on November 21st, 2010, while in combat in Afghanistan.

His parents have set up a Facebook page for people to visit, leave encouraging messages, and keep track of Kyle’s progress via photos as he travels the road to healing. They request prayers as well, and have included his address for anyone who wishes to send cards and letters.

Mailing Address:
W.K. Carpenter
Marine Liaison Office
1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23249
Click HERE to visit Kyle’s Facebook page.