Cross-Country Runner Completes 1,575 Mile Run For Injured Service Members


International Falls, MN – Tom Knoll, original Ironman and 79-year-old retired Marine, has started his 3rd and final cross-country charity run, which is set to be completed Thursday, July 12, 2012. In June, Tom began his run in New Orleans, Louisiana and followed the Mississippi river through Memphis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis. His final destination is International Falls, Minnesota, which lies along the U.S./Canada border. His total running mileage will be over 1,575 miles.

Tom has expressed that his adventure is not a race, as he will be talking to communities along his route about the Semper Fi Fund: a nonprofit whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for critically ill and injured service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Throughout his trek, Tom intended to speak at local VFW's, Marine Corps Leagues, Rotary Clubs, and visit local military bases and events.

As a long time supporter of the Semper Fi Fund, Tom has run and volunteered at both the 2010 and 2011 Marine Corps Marathons.

Support Tom's efforts and the mission of the Semper Fi Fund by donating through the Semper Fi Fund website! Select "Yes" to make a donation for an event, and select "Tom Knoll's Cross Country Run" from the drop-down menu.

Look for Tom on July 12th as he finishes his 1,575 mile trek into International Falls!

Who: Tom Knoll, cross-country finisher
What: Tom Knoll’s 1,575 mile finish
When: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012
Where: Smokey Bear Park, 3rd Street, International Falls, MN 56679

Contact: Tom Knoll (808) 945-2782 or Barbra Roberson (850) 284-1125

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