SEATTLE, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Always Brothers invites members of Seattle's running community to take part in 100 Miles for One Mind', an ultramarathon to honor military heroes from Washington state and raise money for One Mind for Research, a Seattle nonprofit dedicated to curing brain diseases.
Runners, who can register as individuals or as part of a relay team, will depart Leschi Marina at 6 a.m. Aug. 10 and run through south King County and parts of Pierce County before finishing at CenturyLink Field at 9 a.m. Aug. 11.
This is the third year Always Brothers, a non-profit fraternal organization made up of Marines, other veterans, and their supporters, has hosted a 100-mile, 24-hour ultramarathon to benefit Marines and their families. The ultramarathon isn't a new sports phenomenon, but this ultra has a special mission: it's not a race. All runners-Marines and civilians alike-will start and finish together.
This year's event will honor fallen U.S. service men and women from Washington state and will raise awareness and money for One Mind for Research, a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people, including veterans, who are affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other diseases of the brain.
"My original inspiration for working to improve diagnostics and treatments for brain injuries was the incredible number of soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with TBI and PTS," says ONE MIND's CEO Gen. Pete Chiarelli (Ret.), Seattle native and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. "We are proud to be supported by veterans' organizations like Always Brothers to aid our mission of dealing with these 'invisible wounds' in both the military and civilian populations."
Individuals and relay teams of up to 10 have through July 19 to register for the run at AlwaysBrothers.org.
"One hundred miles in one day may sound impossible to some," says Dan Neilsen, vice president of Always Brothers who is also participating in the run. "But, the obstacles and challenges we'll face during our one-day run are nothing compared to the challenges encountered by soldiers who endure post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury."
Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, is the 5-Star Sponsor of this event. Great Clips' Seattle area franchisees are joining with sponsors like Thrive Community Fitness, Ulmer's Auto Care, Arctic Ease, Precor, Europa Sports, SPRI, CamelBak, Saucony, Green & Sons and the St. Louis (Missouri) SWAT in support of this event. The Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC are also lending their support.
About Always Brothers
Always Brothers started as afraternal organization of Marines that served at Marine Barracks 8th & I, and the Marine Security Forces teams at Camp David, the White House and the White House Communications Agency. It has grown to encompass veterans, civilians, friends, and family members, all working to raise awareness and funds for families of fallen veterans or veterans that need assistance. Find out more at AlwaysBrothers.org.
About ONE MIND'
ONE MIND is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries. ONE MIND sponsors groundbreaking new research and creates portals to shared scientific data, leading to improved diagnostics, more effective treatment, and, ultimately, cures for all types of mental illness and brain injury. ONE MIND works to find real solutions to the epidemic of brain disease, and improve the lives of current and future generations. More information is at 1mind4research.org.
Vice President, Always Brothers
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SOURCE One Mind for Research; Always Brothers