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35 Athletes Join HRC for Marine Corps Marathon

Athletes for EqualityPosted submitted by Tommy Lodge, HRC's Senior Manager of Membership Outreach

For the second year in a row, HRC was a charity partner of this year’s 37th Annual Marine Corps Marathon as part of the organization’s Athletes for Equality program.  Team HRC was comprised of 35 athletes from across America, all of whom pushed themselves mentally and physically running this prestigious and sold-out marathon, all in the name of equality.  Our inspiring and diverse athletes all committed to raising critical funds towards the work of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  For some this was their first race; for others, this was nothing new at all for them. 

HRC was this year for the first time present at the HRC DC Armory at the 3-day exhibition, touching 90,000 people in the athletic community, talking to many about HRC for the first time.  After a pre-race pasta dinner on Saturday evening as team, the morning of the race HRC staged three cheering sections across the course throughout the course in Arlington and Washington, DC. Friends and family of our athletes, along with volunteers from the Washington, DC Steering Committee, cheered our runners on from the beginning stages of the race through to the grueling end! 

Next up for Athletes for Equality – we will be soon forming teams for March of 2013’s Washington, DC Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon and the Georgia Marathon.  Additionally, if you’d like to be an Athlete for Equality but are unable to participate in either of these races, you can always choose your own race and raise money through HRC’s “Choose your Own” race program.

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