For Immediate Release:
Contact: Elizabeth McClure (202-617-5708, firstname.lastname@example.org)
RUN FOR RECOVERING HEROES 5K & 10K TO BENEFIT
PATTON VETERANS PROJECT
(Potomac MD; June 22, 2013) On Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 3:30 PM, runners
from all over the DC metro area and the USA lace up their running shoes to
help support our nation's heroes recovering from trauma and post-traumatic
The race starts and finishes at Carderock Recreation Area on the historic
and scenic C&O Canal Towpath near Potomac MD. Run for Recovering
Heroes 5K & 10K benefit Patton Veterans Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization
established to benefit veterans and military families coping with post-traumatic
stress and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Ben Patton, founder and president of Patton Veterans Project, is the youngest
grandson of WWII’s General George S. Patton Jr.,
“My grandfather once famously wrote, 'A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.'
Of course, he was referring to preparation for war. But as our decade-long
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finally draw to a close, that wisdom applies
here, too,” said Ben,
Ben is also the coauthor of Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes,
History and Family Wisdom (BerkleyCaliber, 2012). Additionally,
Ben is a graduate of Georgetown University and completed a masters degree
in developmental psychology at Columbia University Teachers College.
Excited by the support of Foundation Fitness to host a race to benefit the
organization, Ben said, “This foot race is really a race to support veterans
coping with the physical and emotional wounds of war as they strive to find
and create peace in their lives. It matters not who wins this race, but rather
than we run together toward a common goal of helping those who protect our
freedom. Our recovering heroes and their families deserve nothing less.”
The race’s host and organizer is Foundation Fitness, with centers in Georgetown
DC, Annandale VA, and Fairfax VA. Foundation Fitness's personal trainers
provide assistance for people to reach their personal fitness goals.
Lance Le Tellier, owner of Foundation Fitness, supports Patton Veterans Project
for many reasons, especially the origination's mission to serve our country’s
valued heroes. Lance believes that all who serve our country deserve to be
treated with honor and respect and should be provided with the resources
and assistance they need to recover from the traumas and injuries they suffered
while fulfilling their duty to serve and protect our country and the freedom
of all mankind.
Timing the race is Safety And Health Foundation. Race sponsors include Balducci's,
Body Armor, Georgetown Running Company, Pirate's Booty, and many more sponsors
Sponsorships are still available. To sponsor Run For Recovering Heroes,
please contact race organizer Elizabeth McClure (202-617-5708, email@example.com.
Entry Fees: $30 by July 31 • $35 by August 31 • $40 by September 14
• No race-day registration
Pre-race packet pick-up and late registration: Saturday, September
14, 2013, 3:00-6:00 PM, at Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street NW,
Washington DC (202-337-8626) -- 15% store discount on shoes and apparel purchased
during packet pick-up at Georgetown Running Company
Race Day: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Time: Packet pick-up opens at 2:30 PM; 5K starts at 3:30 PM; 10K starts at
Where: Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock MD | MAP
Register at www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/heroes
About Patton Veterans Project, Inc.
Patton Veterans Project conducts workshops for soldiers being treated for
post-traumatic stress at Army’s Warrior Transition Units, who participate
in multiday filmmaking workshops. Following a brief interactive lecture on
film theory and storytelling, soldiers collaborate to conceive, shoot and
edit short films designed to help them make sense of the traumatic and overwhelming
experiences associated with their deployment and transition home in a therapeutically
beneficial way. For more information
contact: 17 East 97th Street, Suite 4D, New York, NY 10029 USA; Phone: 646-449-8069.
About Foundation Fitness
Foundation Fitness was founded in 2009. Foundation Fitness is a new and exciting
fitness development company. It is a full-service fitness consulting company
offering personal fitness training, including trainers who are certified
to work with individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Unlike other fitness
clubs, Foundation Fitness provides specific training schedules along with
personal training to focus on an optimum fitness build up. With more than
20 years of training experience among their nationally certified staff, Foundation
Fitness is centered on their clients’ results.
For more information contact: 4380 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington DC
20007; Phone: 202-506-4999;