Marines.mil: Marine bikes across country

April 5, 2012

By 1st Lt. Kyle Thomas | USMC - Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | Marines.mil | April 5, 2012

Marine Corps Logistics Base ALBANY Ga. — Rick Hermelin has taken it upon himself to bike 3,000 miles across country. The catch: He is 71 years old and is accomplishing the feat by traveling on an elliptical bicycle, an apparatus powered by a walk/run motion rather than pedaling. Read the rest of this entry »

WALB 10 News: Man Running to California for Marines

April 2, 2012

By Dayne Young | WALB 10 News | Walb.com | April 2, 2012

TIFT COUNTY, GA - A 71-year old former Marine is running across the country to raise money for wounded Marines.

You might have seen him on the roads in Tift County Friday morning. His running style is different than you usually see. Read the rest of this entry »

JCFloridan: 71-year-old running to California to raise funds

April 2, 2012

By Lauren Delgado | Jackson County Floridan | Jcfloridan.com | April 2, 2012

Rick Hermelin challenges himself through running.

He ran a bit in high school, but mostly stuck with weights, bicycles, laps in the pool, etc. When he was around 35 years old he decided to shake up his routine by running a mile on his gym’s rooftop track. The results shocked him. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Fox 31 News: Marine on the go rides “ElliptiGo” for charity

April 1, 2012

By Jessica Fairley | Fox 31 News | Mysouthwestga.com | April 1, 2012

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Charleston Post and Courier: The true heroes of the Bridge Run

April 1, 2012

By David Quick | Post and Courier | Postandcourier.com | April 1, 2012

Many of us at the 35th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk took for granted our ability to put on our shoes, line up at the starting line, and enjoy the 6.2-mile rite of spring on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Connection: 71-year-old travels coast to coast for injured Marines

March 30, 2012

By Marine Connection | Marines.mil | March 30, 2012

Rick Hermelin still has a Marine's toughness 50 years after enlisting. The former aviation communications technician is undertaking a 100-day, coast-to-coast journey on an ElliptiGO, a bike that mimics a running motion, to raise money for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. "I never got injured," said Hermelin. "It was a relatively peaceful time. I've been very healthy all my life, nothing hurts even after all those runs. This is my opportunity to give back and help." Hermelin began his trek on March 23 at Parris Island, S.C., exactly 53 years after he reported for Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) San Diego in 1959. He will end his run 3,000 miles later on June 30 at MCRD San Diego where his Marine career was launched. Read the rest of this entry »

WDGT3 Georgia: 71 Year Old travels 100 days – 3000 miles across the US for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

March 29, 2012

By Sidney Bryant | WDGT 3 Douglas Georgia | WDGT3.com | March 28, 2012

In an effort to raise money for Injured Marine's Semper Fi Fund- 71 year old Rick Hermelin's has began a 100-day journey across the US.

71-year-old Rick Hermlin's Join the Marine Corps as an aviation communication tech in 1959. Over the course of 35 years from August 1976 to June 2011, he has completed 1000 Marathons, 100 half-marathons, as well as 100 10K runs. On March 23 2012 he began his first 3000 Mile Journey coast to coast. Hermelin's journey isn't all self-gain and enjoyment, he's traveling via an Eliptigo to raise money for the Injured Marine's Semper Fi Fund. His Goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of his journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Man to Pedal Coast to Coast for Marine Fund

March 26, 2012

By Christie Walton | Fox 4 Kansas City | Fox4KC.com | March 26, 2012

BEAUFORT, S.C. — A 71-year-old retired marine is hitting the road for a good cause. Rick Hermerlin plans to pedal across the U.S. to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.

Semper Fi is the Marine motto. It stands for “Always Faithful” or “Always Loyal”.

Hermerlin plans to pedal his eliptigo bike from the south to the west coast in 100 days. He says because he is a former Marine, the cause is close to his heart and that’s why he chose Parris Island as the place to kick off this trip. Read the rest of this entry »

KSLA 12: 71-year-old former Marine travels coast to coast for a good cause

March 24, 2012

By Brett Collar | KSLA 12 | KSLA.com | March 24, 2012

Rick Hermelin may be 71 years old but this former Marine is more active than most teenagers.

"In the past 35 years I've run 100 marathons, 100 half marathons, 100 10-K's, so I figured I'd do a run coast to coast," said Hermelin.

That's exactly what he's doing. After a sendoff at Waterfront Park in Beaufort, Hermelin set off on his 100 day journey for the Corps. Using am ElliptiGo bike, he is running from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island to the west coast. Read the rest of this entry »

AARP: Cross-Country for the Corps

March 22, 2012

By Allan Fallow | AARP | AARP.org | March 22, 2012

A geezer jock crosses the country on an elliptical bike for a straightforward cause.

Rick Hermelin is just your average 71-year-old on a trans-America trek.

Early on the morning of March 23, if all goes according to plan, the California electronics engineer-turned-massage therapist will pedal away from the main gate of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) at Parris Island, S.C., on the first leg of a 10-state, 2,951-mile crossing of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Beaufort Tribune: 71-year-old man to travel cross-country to benefit the Semper Fi Fund

March 22, 2012

Beaufort Tribune | Beauforttribune.com | March 22, 2012

Seventy-one-year-old former Marine Rick Hermelin will begin his coast-to-coast journey on an ElliptiGO bike to raise money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund on Friday, March 23.

Rick, who is one of few people to have completed 100 marathons, 100 half- marathons, and 100 10Ks, will top all his previous athletic achievements with a transcontinental trek on an ElliptiGO elliptical bike. His journey will take him from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA, and he’ll do it in 100 days. Read the rest of this entry »

ABC 4 News Charleston: Man runs cross country on an ‘ElliptiGO’

March 22, 2012

ABC 4 News Charleston | ABCNews4.com | March 21, 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- What do you plan to do once you're 71 years old? Rick Hermelin, a retired marine, has had an idea for some time.

"I wanted to do a run, coast to coast, and that was my original idea was to run it," said Hermelin. Read the rest of this entry »

KPBS San Diego: 71-Year-Old Ex-Marine’s High-Impact Quest For Vets

March 21, 2012

By Helen Hawes | KPBS San Diego | KPBS.org | March 20, 2012

A 71-year-old former Marine is about to glide across the nation to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, a charity established to help injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Rick Hermalin of Encinitas is going to ride an elliptiGO bike from Marine Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. to Marine Corps Depot in San Diego. Read the rest of this entry »

FOX News 5 San Diego: Former Marine embarks on transcontinental ride

March 19, 2012

Fox News 5 San Diego | Fox5sandiego.com | March 19, 2012

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- A 71-year-old former Marine said Monday he will make a transcontinental ride on a bicycle-like contraption to raise funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Rick Hermelin, who has run in 100 marathons and 100 half-marathons, said he will begin his journey Friday at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Perris Island, S.C., and hopes to complete it 100 days later at the MCRD in San Diego. Read the rest of this entry »

KGTV San Diego: Retired Marine Prepares For Cross-Country Trek

Rick Hermelin on KGTV News SD
March 19, 2012
Rick Hermelin on KGTV News SD

By Ariana Duarte | KGTV San Diego | 10News.com | March 19, 2012

Rick Hermelin, 71, Will Ride From South Carolina To San Diego To Raise Money For Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- A 71-year-old retired Marine said on Monday he will make a transcontinental ride on a bicycle-like contraption to raise funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Rick Hermelin, who has run in 100 marathons and 100 half-marathons, said he will begin his journey Friday at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Perris Island, S.C., and hopes to complete it 100 days later at the MCRD in San Diego. Read the rest of this entry »