Runners hit the pavement for injured service members at the Long Beach Marathon

October 7th, 2011

Long Beach, CA – Runners from all over California will take part in “California’s original and most scenic marathon” Sunday, and raise money and awareness for wounded Marines while they are at it.

Semper Fi Fund will have 30 Community Athletes running and raising money on its behalf as well as a 16-members from the Fund’s Team Semper Fi taking part in the event. Semper Fi Fund hopes to reach their goal of raising $5,000 through the Long Beach Marathon by asking its Community Athletes to fundraise a minimum of $200 each.

The Long Beach International Marathon and Half Marathon features the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund as a Charity Partner for the first time. The event consists of a marathon, a half marathon, a 5K and a 26.2 mile bike tour.

Semper Fi Fund will also host a booth at the Long Beach Marathon Expo on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. On race day, the Semper Fi Fund will have a tent for runners crossing the finish line.

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