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Posted: 5/7/2008 1:42:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2008 12:01:52 PM EST by Striker]
I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon for the third time in October. The last two years, I didn't do anything for charity, and I regret it. This year, I wil be running for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a charity that helps wounded Marines and their families with their financial needs.

If anyone would like to sponsor me on this endeavor, they can donate at:
www.active.com/donate/teamsemperfi08/AWether1

I do not benefit from this in any way, other than the satisfaction of raising the money.


Thanks!

ETA: The first year I ran, I finished in 4 Hours, 33 Minutes. Last year, I completed it in 4 hours 3 minutes. This year, I hope to break 3 hours 50 minutes. I'm an Active Duty Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, stationed at Cherry Point. I'd like to raise $1310, making it an even $50 per mile for the marathon.
Link Posted: 5/7/2008 3:00:59 PM EST
No dice, huh?
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 4:35:33 PM EST
BTT
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ost
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Link Posted: 5/10/2008 4:42:36 PM EST
Thanks for the approval.


Link Posted: 5/10/2008 4:59:12 PM EST
Dunn
Link Posted: 5/10/2008 5:00:10 PM EST
Thanks!!
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Link Posted: 5/10/2008 5:12:26 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 5/10/2008 5:48:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2008 11:03:43 AM EST by 5subslr5]

Originally Posted By Striker:
Bump.


Thump

5sub<­BR>
Hump
Link Posted: 5/10/2008 8:28:51 PM EST
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Link Posted: 5/11/2008 8:45:12 AM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 8:56:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 10:59:35 AM EST
I'll do my best. Thanks to all for the donations so far. Please pass the address on to whoever you feel may help out with this cause.
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 3:47:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 6:23:54 PM EST
Shameless Bump
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 6:51:01 PM EST
Tagging this for tomorrow when I can get at my C.C.
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 7:15:48 PM EST
Cherry Point ...swing with the wing ..huh Gunny



I will mail it out tomorrow.

Semper Fi

Link Posted: 5/11/2008 7:19:11 PM EST
Tag for when I have time..
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 7:27:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2008 8:10:07 PM EST by RockHard13F]
GySgt,

I've never run the full marathon before, however, I've run the A-Standard for the national championships for the Marathon using the half marathon conversion time. I would be happy to donate some money. What I would be even more interested in doing is running this event with you to raise additional funds for the charity in question. I will unfortunately be fairly unreachable this whole summer as I leave for OCS at Quantico 28 MAY, but if you wouldn't mind I would love to run on your team. I'm sorry that I'm not able to jump on it right now, but I'm in finals week, on top of packing up to move out of my apartment at the end of the week. After 9 AUG I will be normally available again to start looking for more sponsors if everything can be setup before I leave.

ETA I actually have also recently started training with a Marine who ran on the Marathon and Cross Country teams for the Marine Corps, and is a two time NAIA National Champion in the Marathon. I think if I told him I was going to run the MCM he might be interested in going as well.

-Ben
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 7:53:15 PM EST
funny how a furry thread gets 3000 views in a day but this only 300.


DK if this is inappropriate ...sorry please delete it.
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 11:26:44 PM EST
Bump!


Good Luck!
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 3:19:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
GySgt,

I've never run the full marathon before, however, I've run the A-Standard for the national championships for the Marathon using the half marathon conversion time. I would be happy to donate some money. What I would be even more interested in doing is running this event with you to raise additional funds for the charity in question. I will unfortunately be fairly unreachable this whole summer as I leave for OCS at Quantico 28 MAY, but if you wouldn't mind I would love to run on your team. I'm sorry that I'm not able to jump on it right now, but I'm in finals week, on top of packing up to move out of my apartment at the end of the week. After 9 AUG I will be normally available again to start looking for more sponsors if everything can be setup before I leave.

ETA I actually have also recently started training with a Marine who ran on the Marathon and Cross Country teams for the Marine Corps, and is a two time NAIA National Champion in the Marathon. I think if I told him I was going to run the MCM he might be interested in going as well.

-Ben



If you're running those kind of times, I'm sure I'd slow you down!! I'm just an old guy who manages to keep moving in one direction for a long period of time.


To register to raise money for IMSFF at the MCM, establish an account with active.com, by going to this website:

http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1539922&assetId=795f0afc-c550-4201-bddb-9fb76bc9a15b

Open registration for the marathon is closed. However, the marathon reserves entries for it's "charity partners", of which IMSFF is one.

The more folks we have getting donations, the better!!

Good luck in your endeavor at OCS. I've got a Marine who used to work for me who should be going to the same OCS class. One of the best Marines I've ever had work for me. The kid managed to get his bachelors degree while on active duty (granted, we're a non-deploying school command), took the LSAT to get into law school, got accepted, was a lifeguard at the pool, member of the squadron color guard, and did volunteer work. Absolutely awesome young man.

Anyway, if you need any help with registration or logistics, let me know. This will be the third one I've ran and I've got some pointers on parking, etc.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 3:20:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2008 3:21:06 AM EST by rktman26]
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Link Posted: 5/12/2008 3:23:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Cherry Point ...swing with the wing ..huh Gunny



I will mail it out tomorrow.

Semper Fi




Absolutely!!!
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 5:44:55 AM EST
Donation sent!
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 6:43:15 AM EST
Just mailed out today , for a very worthwhile cause.

BUMP

bump for day crew
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 6:56:05 AM EST
I am in
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 7:26:35 AM EST
It looks like I may have aimed low for my initial goal of $1310. We're still about six months out and I'm almost half way there.

Thanks to all who have stepped up to help with this cause.

S/F
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 7:42:48 AM EST
bump...
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 7:53:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By rktman26:
It looks like I may have aimed low for my initial goal of $1310. We're still about six DAYS out and I'm almost half way there.

Thanks to all who have stepped up to help with this cause.

S/F



Link Posted: 5/12/2008 8:45:52 AM EST
By the way, welcome to the site!
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 8:48:51 AM EST
I'm in. Good luck, and thank you.

-Geist
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 8:50:38 AM EST
Done (as per challange)
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Link Posted: 5/12/2008 9:24:05 AM EST
I'm in for a mile!

Next week after payday.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 9:24:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By junker46:
Done (as per challange)


Link Posted: 5/12/2008 9:31:44 AM EST
Semper Fi.....great cause....gonna send that link to a few buddies as well
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 10:25:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By blacksunshinez51:
Semper Fi.....great cause....gonna send that link to a few buddies as well


That would be great!! The more people who are aware, the better.

Thanks for all the help, from everyone.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 10:42:46 AM EST
Forwarded to my brothers in the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club; Iwo Jima Chapter. The club president will pass it along to the other chapter presidents in the state.

Thanks and good luck.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 10:47:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
Forwarded to my brothers in the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club; Iwo Jima Chapter. The club president will pass it along to the other chapter presidents in the state.

Thanks and good luck.


That would be awesome.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 2:36:38 PM EST
Back up top for the evening crowd.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 2:42:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By hdbint:
bump...


thump
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btt
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back for day crew
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 6:19:58 AM EST
Bump
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 11:01:00 AM EST
How's about an update on where you stand on pledges and how short you are of your goal?
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 12:53:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2008 12:54:33 PM EST by rktman26]

Originally Posted By Stryker_11A:
How's about an update on where you stand on pledges and how short you are of your goal?


Sure thing.

Keep in mind, the marathon is a LONG way off. October 26th, to be exact.

I've raised $700 so far. That's actual donations, through the website, and not counting checks sent in via USPS.
The original goal I had set was $1310, or $50 per mile for the marathon. I am happy to say that I GREATLY underestimated the generosity of my co-workers and the people who frequent this site. I hit $700 within five days of registering the website, and I know there's a slew of folks who intend to contribute but haven't had the time to do so yet.

I will continue to update this site, and respond to any other questions anyone may have.

Again, thanks to all for the awesome support.

s/f,
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