This year, a group of Veterans (Luke Scott, Josh Highnote, DylanKnight, Jake Piscal, and Cole Springer) have teamed up to ruck the 2018 Atlanta Publix Marathon on March 18th. We’ve come together for a myriad of reasons, but ultimately we hope to immortalize the courage, bravery, and self-sacrifice of those that serve, have served, and most importantly, those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We'll be competing in the 26.2-mile course with a 35-pound rucksack and combat boots. To us, this is more than just a physical test . It bridges the gap between the body and the mind, emotion and experience, and gives us the the opportunity to sweat, bleed, suffer, and grieve for our fallen comrades— one mile at a time. In addition, we are using this opportunity to promote general awareness of the military community, hoping that through physical activity and local community engagement, we can connect our Atlanta Veterans with the rest of the city, in a whole new way. We are donating all proceeds to Hope for the Warriors, a Four-Star non-profit organization. Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families in Camp Lejeune, NC in 2006 as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects war imparts on service members and their families. Hope For The Warriors has remained grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members, and families of the fallen assisted. To learn more about Hope for the Warriors, please visit their website (https://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/).