Start: Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 12:00 PM (EST)
Mt. Pleasant , MI 48858
Registration Closing Date
Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EST)
Form your team (max of 20 members) to run from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron via State Route 20 with the Always Brothers, 150 Miles to honor Lance Corporal Justin Ellsworth and raise funds for Military Families United of Michigan. THIS IS NOT A RACE, WE RUN AS A GROUP. You and your team will run legs on the course of the 150 mile route on a 14 minute mile average pace with Always Brothers. The run begins at Lake Michigan and will finish approximately 42 hours later at Lake Huron.
Teams will run on the running trails in relays of their own desired distances with the Always Brothers running team. Teams decide how many miles each person will run on the trails over the route in a 42 hour period. Water stops will be located approximately every 7-8 miles along the route and maps will be provided with a listing of stops prior to the run date. Teams are discouraged from running on any of the public roadways. Always Brothers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed by a group of Marines that served at the Marine Barracks 8th & I Streets in Washington, DC and the Marine Security Forces at the Presidential Retreat Camp David and at the White House Communications Agency in the mid-1990s. The organization was initially formed to honor Capt. Swisher, a fellow Camp David Marine that lost his life in Iraq in 2005. On August 11-12, 2011, Always Brothers ran 100 Miles in 27 hours from Thurmont, MD to the final resting place of Capt. Tyler B. Swisher, USMC who lost his life serving in Iraq in 2005. Always Brothers raised $20,000 for the education funds of his children and for Operation Gift Card. On May 26-27, 2011, Always Brothers ran 100 miles from Mariemont, OH (Tyler's Hometown) to Columbus, OH to honor the 23 fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman who lost their lives from Lima, CO, 3rd Bn, 25th Marines, from Columbus Ohio who lost their lives in Iraq in 2005. Always Brothers raised over $85,000 for the education funds of the 15 children whose fathers died from Lima Co. On August 10-11, 2013, Always Brothers will run a 100 Mile loop from Seattle Washington to South King County and Pierce County, and will end at the Seattle Center to honor the U.S. Service men and women who lost their lives in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and will raise funds for One Mind for Research. One Mind for Research is a non-profit organization that raises funds for the collective research for the treatment of brain disease, including traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress. Always Brothers is inviting 50 teams of up to 10 people per team to run in legs with the Marines of Always Brothers on the route's dedicated course during the Ellsworth 150. Teams are encouraged to raise a minimum of $5,000 each to donate to Military Families United of Michigan. The 150 Mile run is not a race and all runners will run at the pace of the Always Brothers running team. Pace will be approximately 12 to 16 minute miles with short water and food stops every 7-8 miles. Teams are responsible for forming their own support crews, food and hydration.