For Immediate Release:
Contact: Elizabeth McClure (202-617-5708,


(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 stress..

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 to come.  

Sponsorships are still available.  To sponsor Run For Recovering Heroes, please contact race organizer Elizabeth McClure (202-617-5708,

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 4:30 PM

Where: Carderock Recreation Area, Clara Barton Parkway, Carderock MD | MAP

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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;