LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, is partnering with The Mission Continues and Team Red, White and Blue to host more than 150 Run As One events around the U.S.
On Saturday, April 1, the public is invited to join military veterans and their communities for a family-friendly run/walk to unite with a common purpose to empower and enrich the lives of veterans.
Run As One registration is free and now open. In some communities, these events are 5K runs/walks but many vary by location. Visit crowdrise.com/RunAsOne to find additional details of a location near you.
Run As One is held in honor of Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon. Hunt served in the U.S. Marine Corps with Team Rubicon co-founder and CEO Jake Wood, and deployed in the same section to both Iraq and Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines. Tragically, Hunt took his own life in March 2011 after battling PTSD and depression, but his story has inspired many others to find a new mission through Team Rubicon.
"If I had one thing to say to my fellow veterans, it would be this: Continue to serve, even though we have taken off our uniforms. No matter how great or small your service is, it is desired and needed by the world we live in today," wrote Clay Hunt in a reflection in January 2011.
Run As One is a unique engagement opportunity. Started in South Sudan in 2012, it was an attempt to bring previously hostile tribes together for healthy competition off the battlefield and has since grown into a collaborative global event. Run As One is an opportunity to establish and renew bonds within and among communities, and demonstrate a collective culture of inclusivity and camaraderie.
This year, Run As One welcomes four additional partner organizations: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Student Veterans of America, Travis Manion Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
About Founding Organizations:
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. For more information visit TeamRubiconUSA.org
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. For more information visit MissionContinues.org
Team Red, White and Blue enriches the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. For more information visit TeamRWB.org
Team Rubicon Public Relations
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