GallantFew Global Running Event Draws Attention to Challenges Facing Military Veterans Returning from Active Duty
Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
GallantFew, a charitable nonprofit organization which provides mentoring support to military veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life, announced today the launch of Run Ranger Run 2013 and its February 2nd kick-off event in Burnet, Texas. More than 400 participants from around the globe have already registered to participate.
Run Ranger Run was born in 2012, when 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Smith, having deployed to combat twice, made the long 28 day and 565 mile trek from Fort Benning, GA to Indianapolis, IN in the dead of winter in order to raise awareness of the enormous economic, social, employment and psychological challenges that military veterans face as they transition from active military service to the life of a civilian.
Corporal Smiths run inspired thousands of others looking for a way to support military veterans, and led to the creation of the 1st Annual Run Ranger Run Global Running Event. Run Ranger Run 2013 invites individuals to form teams of up to ten people who jointly pledge to run, walk or bike a combined 565 miles in the month of February. Teams may be formed anywhere in the world, and all participants will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for veterans issues surrounding the transition from active military service to civilian life.