Swing For A Soldier
EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2014
PTSD is commonly known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's what led to the death of a soldier named PFC Kyle Marshall Farr in 2009. From that death was born Race for a Soldier and a new meaning for PTSD: Permission To Start Dreaming.
Kyle's mother, Leslie Mayne, experienced the civilian version of post-traumatic stress after the loss of her son. There was no bringing Kyle back but there was a way to honor his life and Leslie found it.
With the help of countless volunteers, family and friends, Race For A Soldier, a half marathon contested in Gig Harbor, WA, was started in the fall of 2011. It wildly exceeded expectations, drawing 1,500 runners in both 2011 and 2012, even more in 2013, and has contributed over $100,000 to date. These contributions were split among organizations who are helping soldiers recover from war and readjust to life back home.
In order to increase the scope of awareness and funding for this important cause, last year we introduced a new event: Swing For A Soldier JOIN THE MISSION! Help give our brave warriors Permission To Start Dreaming!