Team USO Offers Leg Up to Runners for Marine Corps, ING New York City Marathons
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By Christian Pelusi
Having a partner and a cause present many benefits to a runner. They help pull runners through tough training sessions; adversities that inevitably occur on race day; sharpens a runner's focus and pushes them to personal best times. And the USO's Team USO offers both.
This year, runners can once again register with Team USO to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 28 in the Washington, D.C. area and the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 4.
Spots for the MCM are always at a premium and this year was no different as the field sold out in less than three hours on March 7, but runners can still gain entry by signing up with Team USO. Team USO members will also receive special benefits, including fundraising incentives and race support.
Runners who register through Team USO agree to a minimum fundraising amount ($1,200 for MCM, $3,000 for NYC). If a runner lives within the vicinity of a USO Center, the net proceeds from money they raise will be credited to their local center.
According to Team USO Marathon Manager Alexandra Washington, Team USO has a limited number of slots to fill for these marathons, so runners should act quickly.
"Team USO is the best way to participate in this world-class marathon and show your support for America’s troops and their families," Washington said.
Interested marathoners should visit www.uso.org/teamuso for more information or contact Alexandra Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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