Whether it’s the grueling 26.2 miles of a marathon or a fun and festive 5K, alumni are utilizing the physical challenge of running to remember fallen heroes and support wounded veterans. After 11 years of continuous, worldwide combat operations, nearly 45,000 soldiers have been wounded â€“ and many returning veterans come home to new challenges. We believe that as citizens, we share an obligation to take care of these men and women; honoring the sacrifices they have made. Our mission is to step in where government leaves off.Established in 2009, the Ripley Race is a 5K road race to raise awareness and support for our men and women returning home from war. In just three years, weâ€™ve raised more than $20,000 for returning veterans.
The Ripley Race is powered by the Cincinnatus Fund , a 501 (c) 3 that serves returning veterans where the system stops. This often means providing wounded soldiers with prosthetics and other tools that help them reprise a healthy, active life. With nearly 1,000 runners, the 2010 Ripley Race raised $10,000 for the Semper Fi Fund and had tremendous support from the military community and their families.
This year, weâ€™re aiming higher.
Join us by signing up for the race or making a tax-deductible donation to the cause.
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