Welcome to the Official website for the Esprit De Corps 177.5 Ultra Marathon.
Inspired by the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund four motivated Marines have dedicated a run in honor of our Wounded Warriors who've faithfully served overseas. From 22-26 October 2008 we will embark on a 177.5 mile run to raise funds, awareness and support to these Warriors through the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Our run will begin on 22 October 08 at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA and end at the Marine Corps Marathon finish line in Washington, DC on 26 October. Please lend your support in helping us honor our Wounded Warriors. Semper Fi & many thanks for your generous donations! Team Esprit De Corps: Joe, Brandon, Andrew & Dennis.
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Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund was established in May 2004. A nurse at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital, whose husband was deployed to Iraq, saw first hand the needs of those returning from battle. She brought together a group of Marine Corps spouses with diverse backgrounds to implement a plan to provide financial grants to OIF/OEF injured Marines, Sailors, and service members injured while assigned to Marine forces, and their families during their difficult road to recovery. A Governing Board of retired Generals and Officers, Senior Enlisted Marines, and others with professional backgrounds was added to help the Fund develop into a nationwide program. The Fund works closely with the Marine Corps, the Navy, and military hospitals nationwide to identify and assess the needs of OIF/OEF specific families. And, we need your help to keep this noble mission moving forward. The Fund depends on the generosity and compassion of people from all walks of life to join our quest of “serving those who preserve our freedom.”