Rick Hermelin’s “100 Days for the Corps”

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Start:
March 23, 2012
End:
June 30, 2012
Venue:
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Address:
Parris Island, SC, United States
Rick Hermlin rides for Semper Fi Fund

Rick Hermelin is traveling on an ElliptiGO coast to coast for 100 days, covering 3,000 miles to raise support for the Semper Fi Fund.

He will start his trek at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island on March 23, 2012. He chose March 23 as his start date because that is the date he started in the Marine Corps in 1959. He will be celebrating the good influence the Marine Corps has had on his life all these years.

Rick will ride between 30-50 miles a day for 100 days and is hoping to complete his run on June 30th at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Click here to track Rick on his blog!

His goal to raise awareness and $10,000 for the Semper Fi Fund.

To support Rick, please see his DONATION PAGE or go to the Semper Fi Fund Donate page and choose "Rick Hermelin's 100 Days for the Corps" under the "Is this donation in support of an event" option.

For more information please contact Rick Hermelin via email.

Latest News:

NBC33 LA: Coast to Coast for a Cause
April 18, 2012
By Matt Boudreaux | Louisiana NBC 33 | NBC33TV.com | April 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races. His next challenge travel coast to coast on an ElliptiGO, a low-impact fitness bike designed to emulate the running motion, will happen in 100 days. He’s not just doing for his health. His ultimate goal is to raise $10,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Click on the video for the complete story. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »


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. Read the rest of this entry »


March 23, 2012

Rick Hermelin at Parris Island USMC front gate

Rick Hermelin starts his ride from Parris Island USMC base!




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 »


North County Times: Former Marine launching coast-to-coast fundraiser
March 19, 2012
By Mark Walker | North County Times | NCTimes.com | March 19, 2012

Longtime marathoner and former U.S. Marine Rick Hermelin is set to leave for Perris Island, S.C., on Tuesday to begin a cross-country ride to raise money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Hermelin, an Encinitas resident, is making the journey on an elliptical bicycle and hopes to raise at least $10,000. Read the rest of this entry »


KGTV San Diego: Retired Marine Prepares For Cross-Country Trek
March 19, 2012
By Ariana Duarte | KGTV San Diego | 10News.com | March 19, 2012

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 »


MSNBC: Sort of a really long, one-man parade for injured troops
March 10, 2012
By Andrew Dallos | MSNBC.com | Maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com | March 10, 2012

On Friday, March 23, former Marine Rick Hermelin will head out on his elliptical bike from South Carolina -- and just keep going. Hermelin, 71, plans to ride cross the country, reaching San Diego in 100 days. Minus food, which he'll buy along the way, he'll carry everything he needs in a small backpack.

He's raising money for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured and ill troops. "You just get started to push off and then it's just keep moving," he says.

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Fox and Friends: 71-year-old rides cross-country for wounded Marines
March 9, 2012
By Steve Doocey | Fox and Friends | Foxnews.com | March 9, 2012




71-year-old Former Marine Running Across Country on an ElliptiGO to Raise Money for Injured Marines
January 26, 2012

By PRWEB | January 26, 2012

ElliptiGO Press Release
Rick Hermelin to trek more than 3,000 miles from South Carolina to San Diego to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and raise awareness about the benefits of physical fitness. Read the rest of this entry »


KUSI San Diego: Rick Hermelin, 70, rides cross-country to raise money for Fund
January 19, 2012

By Mike Castellucci | KUSI San Diego | KUSI.com | January 19, 2012

Rick Hermelin, a former Marine, is riding cross-country on an ElliptiGO to raise money for Semper Fi Fund. KUSI's Mike Castellucci was in Solana Beach where he got the chance to speak with Rick and hear his story.


Read the rest of this entry »


Ventura County Star: Westlake Village man to run-ride across U.S.
January 11, 2012

By Ted Cotti | Ventura County Star | VCStar.com | January 10, 2012

Rick Hermelin took his first run in 1976 on a 24-lap-per-mile track on the roof of a Torrance workout facility.

Now, at age 70, he plans to run and ride across the country in 100 days aboard a seatless bicycle called an ElliptiGO that's propelled by a running motion. Read the rest of this entry »