The Army Marathon was created to honor our Soldiers and National Guardsmen and was first run on April 21, 2013, the anniversary of the “Shot Heard Around The World” — the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 that signaled the beginning of the American Revolution and our independence!
The Army Marathon III will be held on March 1, 2015 and will feature the beautiful Central Texas hill country from the start line in Killeen to the grand finish in Temple, Texas - all in the vicinity of Ft. Hood - the largest active duty armored post in the United States military. Participation in, and support of The Army Marathon will help assure the success of the 2015 event and will forever enhance the lives of the veterans and families served by the benefiting charities.
The Army Marathon was created to raise funds for the support our American heroes: the men and women of the United States armed services.
Although The Army Marathon is itself a non-profit, money raised through the races and other events will be contributed to multiple charities at the direction of The Army Marathon Advisory Council. In order to be eligible, qualified charities must support programs that benefit active duty personnel and their families, veterans and their families, survivors of veterans, or other associated programs.
While the principal focus of beneficiaries will be on the local area, The Army Marathon also will support qualified organizations with larger regional and national program goals working in areas ranging from health and well-being, education and job training to transition assistance and employment opportunities.
The Military Child Education Coalition ® (MCEC ®) is a 501 (c) (3) global, nonprofit leadership and advocacy organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. The MCEC represents the over two million children of all those who serve in uniform, to include every branch of service, whether Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, or Coast Guard. MCEC also supports the additional two million children of Post–9/11 Veterans. For more information, visit the Military Child Education Coalition.
America’s Fund is a program of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This program is an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an America’s Fund A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and a 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator.
TAPS provides immediate and long-term emotional help, hope, and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America. TAPS meets its Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors mission by providing peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, casework assistance, and connections to community-based care.
WISH for OUR HEROES is a national 501(c)(3), dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military. WISH for OUR HEROES launched in November of 2009, in honor of 1SG Thomas G. Wells, who was a career Marine. The founders of WISH for OUR HEROES served on active-duty and while deployed, they recognized that a serious need existed within our military ranks. There were so manyWish For Our Heroes great charities in existence, but the majority of them focused on specific groups or categories: WIA, KIA, bankruptcy, divorce, etc. There were no charities that focused on not only helping military members falling into these extreme categories, but also helping the average, hard-working military member going through a difficult time.
Team RWB is transforming the way that America supports its veterans as they transition from service member to civilian. Team RWB is creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities.
Scott & White Military Homefront Services was designed and implemented by Scott & White Healthcare and the Central Texas Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to provide individual, marital and family counseling to those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11.
The Army Marathon is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to benefit our active duty and veteran service men and women and their families.
The Army Marathon is not associated with the United States Army, and sponsorship of this event does not signify any endorsement by the Army, the Department of Defense, or the government of United States of America.