In the third year since its inception the Memorial Day Marathon Races held in Lenox, MA has already raised over $30,000 in 2012 and that number continues to climb. In its first year the race only raised $1,800 for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund but in just two short years the number has grown exponentially. Aided by a partnership with Crowdrise, a social networking/online fundraising site the MDM Races were able to better reach out to runners with a common interest in raising money for the IFHF. Crowdrise is also used by the New York City Marathon as its fundraising portal.
The online efforts were once again led by race organizers and US Army Captain Samuel Russo. “I had the pleasure of meeting Sam last year when he ran the race and he told me he wanted to get more involved and assist with the fundraising side of the event. I was thrilled!” said event organizer Matt Linick. Sam, originally from Pittsfield MA and a graduate of West Point, organized a group of his friends and army colleagues and went to work soliciting support.
Another avenue came by way of Honduras. On May 24, 2012 a group of 67 US Armed Forces members will be taking place in a Memorial Day Marathon Satellite Race held at Soto Cano Airbase in Honduras. Satellite runners have been registering online and have also participated in the fundraising with over $3000 in contributions.
The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Marathon Races will take place on May 26-27, 2012, starting and finishing at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. The races will feature the Memorial Day Marathon & Half Marathon, The Berkshires 10K/5K, The MDM 15K Trail Race and The Berkshire Bank Kids Run. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Additional information can be found at www.memorialdaymarathon.com
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Posted on May 18 2012 in News