IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN REMEMBRANCE RUN 2016
For a 7th year, following the successful Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Baghdad Shadow Run, which took place in Baghdad, Iraq in November 2009, the Seattle Marathon Association is teaming up with Operation Ward 57, active service members, Veterans and their families from Washington State once again. This year, the Seattle Marathon Association and Amica Insurance will sponsor wounded, ill and injured service members, Veterans and their families as they organize a team to run in the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon on November 27th as an Iraq/Afghanistan Run for Remembrance in honor of those who died or were wounded in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more info, see the Run for Remembrance Facebook page.
The team is open to all. Wounded Warriors may qualify for reduced or free race entries. Wheelchairs & Handbikes are allowed. Operation Ward 57 will also be hosting a booth at the Health+Fitness Expo to bring attention to the long struggle wounded service members have on the road to recovery. In 2010, the SMA brought on Operation Ward 57 as an Official Charity Partner. This charity supports wounded warriors as they recover from severe injuries. Participants may donate to Operation Ward 57 at www.operationward57.org.
This year’s event will continue to foster the relationship with SMA and Amica Insurance and promises to be a first class event for all involved. Baghdad Shadow Run organizer MAJ Mark Piccone extends his sincere appreciation to SMA and Amica Insurance for their unparalleled support of the Soldiers and Families at Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Participating in the Iraq / Afghanistan Remembrance Run
To register for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon or Half Marathon, please view the Remembrance Run Registration PDF for instructions or contact Brittney Hamilton at brittney[at]operationward57.org for a discount code to register online.