Team Hope For The Warriors® has bibs for the SOLD OUT Army Ten-Miler and Marine Corps Marathon 10K. Consider running with the team that seeks to restore Hope to military families or let your friends and family know about Team Hope For The Warriors® bibs!
Below are the confirmed dates and races for 2015
October 11, 2015 – Army Ten Miler*
October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon 10K
October 25, 2015 – Marine Corps Marathon*
November 1, 2015 – TCS NYC Marathon
*Handcycle friendly race
Thank your supporters after they donate towards your fundraising efforts. Letting supporters know that you appreciate their support can go a long way in building a strong donor base. This will help when you want to contact the supporter again for next year’s race or for another race. Try to use a medium that you feel the donor would most appreciate. Some people like to receive a hand-written notes or letters, for others, an email thank you will suffice. Know your supporters and remember to show them you appreciate their efforts to support you!
Check out this article in Runner’s World for some great tips on a successful Marathon.
Team Member Corner: Brad McNamara
Team Member Brad McNamara enlisted in the Army at the age of 29 and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry Paratrooper. His military career has been his proudest accomplishment in his life so far. Brad has always been an athlete, so combining his athletic pursuits with support for service men and women made Team Hope For The Warriors a great fit for Brad.
In the mid-1990s, Brad competed in NCAA Division III Athletics playing both lacrosse and volleyball. He has also coached high school and college lacrosse. Currently, Brad continues to play lacrosse and was recently named the 2015 Long Island Shootout For Soldiers Man of the Game. Brad has been involved with the Long Island Run For The Warriors® and other Hope For The Warriors® programs since 2009.
“Hope For The Warriors® Sports and Recreation platforms have opened up endless opportunities [for me] to meet and connect with various communities,” said Brad. “These encounters have allowed me to engage other service members and their families who may have needed to hear things from the soldier's perspective, from my perspective.”
Educated Running Sessions:
Attention NYC Team Members, we will be holding FREE Educated Running sessions at JackRabbit Upper West Side, 140 W 72nd St New York, at 6:30 PM on the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 25
- Tuesday, September 1
- Tuesday, September 8
The sessions will cover warming-up and cooling down, speed work basics, and race day preparation. They are a great way to keep yourself inspired for your training.
As a member of our Team, you can save 10% on all online store items. As you train, be sure to proudly wear the Hope For The Warriors® logo so that people know the reason for your hard work. Visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org/store and use the discount code TEAMH4W.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival:
Hope For The Warriors® will have a team in the 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival at the harbor of Port Jefferson Village, NY on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9 A.M. Please visit http://portjeffdragonracefest.com for more information or contact Jennifer Friedel at email@example.com if you are interested in participating with Hope For The Warriors®.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run For The Warriors®:
Registration is now open for the following Run For The Warriors® events:
For the complete list of races visit www.runforthewarriors.org.
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