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Following the successful Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Baghdad Shadow Run, which took place in Baghdad, Iraq in November 2009, the Seattle Marathon Association has since teamed up with Operation Ward 57, active service members, Veterans and their families from Washington State. This year, the Seattle Marathon Association and Amica Insurance will again 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 the Sunday after Thanksgiving 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

Participating in the Iraq / Afghanistan Remembrance Run

To Run for Remembrance, contact Brittney Hamilton at or for a discount code to register for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon.

Remembrance Run T-Shirts

A portion of each purchase is donated to Operation Ward 57.

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