For marathon runners, summer is often training time. The clear, hot days provide great conditions for getting in shape and forming a regular working schedule. It’s part of the reason why there’s so many marathons in the fall. People have the whole summer to prepare.
If you’re a marathon runner or you’ve been considering it, there’s a great opportunity to do that while helping out America veterans who have been paralyzed.
It’s called REVolution.
So You Say You Want a REVolution?
REVolution (Racing to Empower Veterans ) is a program put together by the Paralyzed Veterans of America to raise funds and awareness for people who have been critically injured while serving our country.
REVolution puts together full and half marathon “teams” that join in different military branch marathons across the country. To join the team, a person must raise at least $500 in funds at the time of registration.
Once they do that, they sign up, and they’re a part of the team where they’ll receive coaching and training tips.
Can I Join?
As long as you’re able to raise the proper funds in time for registration, and you’re able to run a full or half marathon, then you are good to go. There are two options coming up in the fall.
In Dayton, OH, there is an Air Force Marathon happening on September 19. And In Arlington, VA, a Marine Corps Marathon is happening on October 25. The Air Force marathon has both full and half options available. If you’re looking to join the Marine Corps marathon, you’ll have to be prepared to do the full thing.
Visit the REVolution site here for more details.
About the Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America or PVA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those with limited mobility who have served in America’s armed forces. When a customer buys a handicap van for sale from Rollx Vans, they able to choose organizations such as PVA to donate a portion of the proceeds to.
Here at Rollx Vans, we’re very proud of our all of our veterans and would like to say thank you for all you have sacrificed.
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