Oorah! Athletes vs. Epilepsy is excited to announce that we have been awarded charity partnership for the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon & 10K.
Held in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC, the mission of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill, and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps.
The MCM was established in 1976 and is currently the fourth largest marathon in the United States and the ninth largest in the world. The event field of 30,000 is composed of runners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 50 countries. Known as "The People's Marathon," the MCM is open to all runners ages 14 and above and is the largest marathon that does not offer prize money.
The 42nd MCM and 10K will take place on Sunday October 22, 2017, a few weeks before the United States Marine Corps birthday on November 10.
As a member of the Athletes vs Epilepsy team you have an opportunity to choose the distance that works for you 26.2 miles or the 10K (6.2miles).
Register today and join other Athletes vs Epilepsy participating in the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 22nd and raise funds to help stop seizures and find a cure for epilepsy. Your efforts will raise awareness in support of the nearly 3 million people in the United States who have epilepsy.
Each Athlete vs Epilepsy will receive:
As a member of an Athletes vs Epilepsy 2017 Marine Corps Marathon & 10K team, you are committing to fundraising minimum requirement of $1,200 for the marathon or $700 for the 10K. You are responsible for any difference in funds not raised for your race by November 22, 2017. EF will charge any outstanding balance on November 22, 2017.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans. The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.
YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative. Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.
No Federal or Marine Corps endorsement of advertisers or sponsors is implied.