Friday, February 20, 2015

Team Hope For The Warriors® Newsletter: February

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 outside.

Team Member Corner: Francisco Cortes

Team Member Francisco Cortes is the Vice President of Fox News Latino. As Vice President of, 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 Relationship:
Exciting 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

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

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, 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

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