Team Marine Parents Announcements

If it's new on the Team Marine Parents website, you'll find an announcement about it here. We bring new resources, events and information to the website frequently.


(TMP) Participants have raised $10,743.67

TMP Participants have raised $10,743.67

Added May 30, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $10,743.67 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.

TMP Runner Tracy Lankford

Welcome, Tracie!

Added May 30, 2017

Let's welcome Marine Mom, Tracie, to the 2017 team! She will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time with us this October! Tracie says, " I chose to run with TMP, because they not only help so many Marine outreach programs, but they were there for me during the lowest moments of my life, and still are. So please help me raise at least $500.00 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com."

Click here to learn more about Tracie.

TMP Runner Diane Puterbaugh

Welcome, Diane!

Added May 25, 2017

Let's welcome Marine Mom, Diane Puterbaugh, to the 2017 team! She will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time with us this October! Diane says, "2017 is my 10 year runniversary! Running is my therapy, meditation and a way to connect with all kinds of interesting and wonderful people. The Marine Corps. Marathon has been on my bucket list for a couple of years. I am excited and honored to run in our nation's capital representing Marine Parents."

Click here to learn more about Diane.

TMP Runner Ron Puterbaugh

Welcome, Ron!

Added May 25, 2017

Let's welcome Marine Dad, Ron Puterbaugh, to the 2017 team! He will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time with us this October! Ron says, "The notion of pushing yourself beyond comfort zones and being part of something bigger than self is the motivation for participation in the MCM."

Click here to learn more about Ron.

(TMP) Participants have raised $10,337.86

TMP Participants have raised $10,337.86

Added May 25, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $10,337.86 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.

TMP Runner Crista Fair

Welcome, Crista!

Added May 15, 2017

Let's welcome Marine Mom, Crista Fair, to the 2017 team! She will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time with us this October! Crista says, "When Brennan was in boot camp, I made it a goal to become more active and lose weight. When I accomplished that goal, it felt pretty good! I've joined Team MarineParents because I'm ready to set new goals, and raise money for a good cause at the same time."

Click here to learn more about Crista.

(TMP) Participants have raised $7,790.85

TMP Participants have raised $7,790.85

Added May 15, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $7,790.85 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.

TMP Runner Matt Parker

Welcome back, Matt!

Added May 11, 2017

Marine Dad, Matt Parker, is back on TMP again for 2017. He will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon for the second year in a row, and has made it his goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Matt.

(TMP) Participants have raised $6,800.85

TMP Participants have raised $6,800.85

Added May 10, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $6,800.85 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.



TMP Runner Joe Pierce

NEW TEAM MEMBER: Joe Pierce!

Added May 4, 2017

Joe is a retired Air Force officer and father of a former Marine, Jeremy. One of Jeremy's best friends, LCPL Eric L. Ward, was killed while they were on patrol together in 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Pierce family knew Eric because he spent several long weekends at their home in Virginia. Eric had family near Camp Lejeune; they similarly knew Jeremy from spending time there. Later in 2010, Eric's aunt, Lori, brought several of her friends to the DC area to run the Marine Corps Marathon in Eric's memory. That inspired Joe to finish his first marathon, the 2011 MCM. Joe focuses on finishing in an official time rather than his pace, claiming he doesn't RUN marathons: "I start, I finish, everything between is open to debate." He typically completes 3-5 marathons annually, plus occasional half marathons and 5Ks, always "In Eric's memory and Jeremy's honor."

Click here to learn more about Joe or to add a donation to his TMP campaign.


(TMP) Participants have raised $5,200.85

TMP Participants have raised $5,200.85

Added May 2, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $5,200.85 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.

Congrats TMP's Michelle Foster

Congrats TMP's Michelle Foster

Added April 20, 2017

TMP's Michelle Foster has already surpassed her goal of fundraising $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com. Michelle will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon with TMP in October for the second year in a row.

To learn more about Michelle or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


(TMP) Participants have raised $4,035.85

TMP Participants have raised $4,035.85

Added April 20, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $4,035.85 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.

New Team Member: Jennifer Hallaway

New Team Member: Jennifer Hallaway

We'd like to welcome Jennifer to the team!

Added April 11, 2017

Jennifer says: "The picture you see here is of us. We had just finished our first 1/2 Marathon. He found his strength in life was physical and mental challenges. I found my weakness. But together we found a love of challenges. He found the ultimate challenge was to fulfill a calling to be a Marine. He is currently in boot camp slated to graduate June 16th, 2017. When I found out about TMP I knew this was exactly the support I would find as a comfort while my son fulfills his desires. As he develops his strengths, I'll overcome my weakness."

To learn more about Jennifer or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


New Team Member: Iranzu Lav

New Team Member: Iranzu Lav

We'd like to welcome Iranzu to the team!

Added April 11, 2017

Iranzu says, "I am a proud mom of a US Marine. When my son invited me to run in the US Marine marathon, without hesitation I said "YES"!!! It is an honor to run with my son and all of the Military men and woman who sacrifice so much for our country."

To learn more about Iranzu or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


New Team Member: Julie Eisenbraun

New Team Member: Julie Eisenbraun

We'd like to welcome Julie to the team!

Added April 11, 2017

Julie Eisenbraun! Julie has signed up to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon in October with Team Marine Parents. Julie is running in support of her daughter's boyfriend who just became a Marine! She has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

To learn more about Julie or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


New Team Member: April Rogers

New Team Member: April Rogers

We'd like to welcome April to the team!

Added April 06, 2017

April is a proud Marine Mom and has joined TMP for the 2017 season. She says, "I am always looking for ways to support our Marines. It is a personal challenge for me to complete a Marathon. The sacrifice and commitment my son and all his fellow Marines make on a daily basis is my motivation." April has made it her goal to raise $1000 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

To learn more about April or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


2017 TMP has raised $3,025.85

2017 TMP has raised $3,025.85

Added April 06, 2017

So far in 2017, Team Marine Parents (TMP) Participants have raised $3,025.85 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to meet the team.

New Team Member: Stephanie Newell

New Team Member: Stephanie Newell

We'd like to welcome Stephanie to the team!

Added April 6, 2017

Stephanie will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon this October in support of her family friend's Marine son! She has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Stephanie or donate to her TMP campaign.


New Team Member: Chris Tipper

New Team Member: Chris Tipper

We'd like to welcome Chris to the team!

Added April 5, 2017

Chris says, "This will be my 3rd time running the MCM and I run to support and be in the presence of members of the Finest Fighting Force in the World. The MCM is the best marathon in the country in my opinion due to the obvious patriotism on display and the crowd support." Chris has made it his goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Chris or donate to his TMP campaign.


Welcome back Mark Eldridge

Welcome back Mark Eldridge

Added April 5, 2017

Proud Marine Dad, Mark Eldridge, has joined TMP again to run the Marine Corps Marathon this October. Mark has made it his goal to raise $600 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Mark says, "There are few prouder moments in my life than finishing this marathon with my Marine son, and have a Marine put a medal around my neck, right at the foot of the Iwo Jima Memorial - awesome!"

Click here to learn more about Mark or donate to his TMP campaign.


Running the 42nd MCM

Running the 42nd MCM

Added April 5, 2017

Do you want to run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), but didn't get a bib in the lottery? Team Marine Parents (TMP) is a charity partner with the MCM and we only have a few charity partner bibs left! Don't wait, get your Marine Corps Marathon bib now before they're gone!


New Team Member: Astrid Arostegui

New Team Member: Astrid Arostegui

We'd like to welcome Astrid to the team!

Added April 4, 2017

Astrid is a Proud Marine Mom and will be doing the Boot Camp Challenge in October on behalf of Team Marine Parents! Astrid has made it her goal to raise $300 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Click here to learn more about Astrid or donate to her TMP campaign.

42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM)

42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM)

Added March 31, 2017

Do you want to run the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), but didn't get a bib in the lottery? Team Marine Parents is a charity partner with the MCM and we only have 22 charity partner bibs left! Don't wait, get your Marine Corps Marathon bib now before they're gone!


Donations to TMP

Donations to TMP

Added March 29, 2017

The donations you bring in as a member of TMP support the many outreach programs and services that MarineParents.com has to offer families with Marines in every stage of the Corps.

Click here to learn more.

West Coast Warrior Support Team Manager has joined 2017 TMP

West Coast Warrior Support Team Manager has joined 2017 TMP

Added March 24, 2017

Dale Larson, manager of the Warrior Support Team on the west coast, has joined TMP again for 2017! He says he is "only half crazy", and will be doing many half marathons this year in support of the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, including the Warrior Support Team!

Click here to learn more about Dale or donate to his TMP campaign.

Register for Team Marine Parents

Added March 23, 2017

We already have 21 people on the 2017 TMP team, and 14 of them have already purchased their Marine Corps Marathon charity partner bib from us! That means we only have 26 bibs left, and the MCM lottery hasn't even been announced yet! Don't wait, get your Marine Corps Marathon bib now before they're gone!


Meet one of your TMP co-team leaders, Lisa.

Meet one of your TMP co-team leaders, Lisa Gutierrez.

Added March 15, 2017

Lisa will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon with us again this year! She has done an amazing job as a volunteer to help make TMP a success. She administrates our private TMP Facebook group for our runners to join to get training tips, important TMP/MCM updates, and to connect and share about events they participate in across the country.

Click here to learn more about Lisa or donate to her TMP campaign.


What is the TMP Fan Squad™?

What is the TMP Fan Squad™?

Added March 15, 2017

It's a group of individuals who provide the inspiration, the encouragement, and the backbone of support for the TMP participants. Our runners agree that training and competing is much easier when someone is cheering them on! The TMP Fan Squad is as important as the runners on Team Marine Parents.

Join the fan squad and cheer the team to the finish line.

New Team Member: Dan Rojo

New Team Member: Dan Rojo

We'd like to welcome Dan to the team!

Added March 14, 2017

We are so excited to announce that Dan will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon with TMP this October. Dan is the proud Dad of 3, 2 daughters, and a new Marine son! Dan says he is "excited to combine [his] lifelong hobby of running with an opportunity to support of my new USMC family.

Click here to learn more about Dan or donate to his TMP campaign.

New Team Member: Linda McCullough

New Team Member: Linda McCullough

We'd like to welcome Linda to the team!

Added March 10, 2017

We are so excited to announce that Linda will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon with TMP in October! Linda is the mom of a new Marine and a poolee who will be going to boot camp in August. She says, "I can not think of a better way to honor my two sons, who have chosen to serve our great country. I will help raise money for a great cause in the process."

Click here to learn more about Linda or donate to her TMP campaign.

TMP Members help with Fundraising

Added March 14, 2017

We're here to help you succeed in your fundraising goals as a member of Team Marine Parents. You'll receive your fundraising kit in the mail within about a week of registering.

Click here to learn more

New Team Member: Kendra Seely

New Team Member: Kendra Seely

We'd like to welcome Kendra to the team!

Added March 10, 2017

We are excited to announce that Kendra has just signed up for TMP and will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon with us in October! Kendra is the granddaughter of a sailor, daughter of a coastie, sister to a Marine, and wife to a soldier.

Click here to learn more about Kendra or donate to her TMP campaign.

New Team Member: Stephanie Wolfe

New Team Member: Stephanie Wolfe

We'd like to welcome Stephanie to the team!

Added March 10, 2017

Stephanie has just joined TMP and is the proud mom of a new Marine who graduated in January! She started running in 2013, doing 5Ks and 10Ks and has done two half marathons. She will be doing the Whiskey Daddle 13.1 in Peoria, Illinois in October.

Click here to learn more about Stephanie or donate to her TMP campaign.


Meet the 2017 TMP Participants

Meet the 2017 TMP Participants

We'd like to welcome the 2017 TMP team!

Added March 10, 2017

We are going BIG, BOLD, and OOH RAH for 2017! There is no other team out there that has more passion and dedication than TMP. Our team members are the parents, family members, and dedicated supporters of the US Marines. Ooh Rah Team Marine Parents!

Click here to meet the team.

Shannon Perez has joined the 2017 team!

Shannon Perez has joined the 2017 team!

We'd like to welcome Shannon to the team!

Added March 6, 2017

We are so excited to announce that Shannon Perez has joined the 2017 team! Shannon was on the TMP fan squad last year and helped us cheer on our runners at the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon. This year, Shannon will be running the marathon with the team. She has also committed to fundraising $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Shannon or donate to her TMP campaign.





New Team Member: Erika Devenney

New Team Member: Erika Devenney

We'd like to welcome Erika to the team!

Added February 22, 2017

We would like to welcome Erika Devenney to the 2017 team. Erika will be doing the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in October as well as some other marathons and half marathons through out the year! Click the link below to read her bio or to donate to her TMP campaign!

Click here to learn more about Erika or donate to her TMP campaign.

2017, 42nd Marine Corps Marathon

2017, 42nd Marine Corps Marathon

Added February 15, 2017

This year, 2017, the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 22. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ has registered 40 bibs for the October 22nd race. In order to participate in TMP's MCM race, runners are asked to commit to two requirements before they receive their bib registration information:

  • We require a deposit of the standard $160.81 (registration fee + processing) MCM entry fee, payable on registration.
  • We also require that you join Team Marine Parents, and commit to raising $500* in charitable donations for MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to read more


 Merry Christmas Stockings MarineParents.com

Merry Christmas from MarineParents.com

Added December 25, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we'd like to wish the Marine Parents family a happy holiday season. Nothing we do would be possible without you, and we truly appreciate all that you do on behalf of our organization and on behalf of our men and women in uniform. Your unwavering support is the reason Marine Parents has been around for almost 14 years, and we look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store!


Wish TMP Runners Luck

 

Wish TMP Runners Luck!

Added October 20, 2016

The 2016 Marine Corps Marathon is just over a week away and this year's TMP participants need your support!

One way you can provide support is by wishing them luck on our official TMP Facebook page. By letting our TMP members know they're being cheered on by individuals around the country, you can help inspire and encourage them to persevere as they tackle "The People's Marathon."

Wish Our Runners Luck!


Support TMP Runners Today

 

Support TMP Runners Today!

Added October 6, 2016

The 2016 Marine Corps marathon is just over two weeks away but that's still plenty of time for you to show your support for this year's TMP team members.

One way you can show your support is by donating to Team Marine Parents through our secure online interface. Just follow this link, choose a team member, and show your support today!

Another way to show your support for TMP is by joining the TMP Fan Squad. The TMP Fan Squad is a group of individuals who provide the inspiration, encouragement, and backbone of support for the TMP participants. Join the TMP Fan Squad and help us cheer the team to the finish line!

Donate Today!

Join the Fan Squad!


Join the TMP Fan Squad!

Join the TMP Fan Squad!

Added September 30, 2016

The TMP Fan Squad is a group of individuals who provide the inspiration, the encouragement, and the backbone of support for the TMP participants. Our runners agree that training and competing is much easier when someone is cheering them on, so we need you to join the squad!

The support you recently showed for the Gold Star Luminary Initiative was truly inspiring, so let's keep that momentum going for TMP!

Thirty TMP runners will be competing in next month's Marine Corps Marathon. These runners have been working hard all year, training and running in other races, and have raised more than $19,000 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. in 2016.

These TMP members have given their blood, sweat, and tears in support of our troops and our organization, so we need to return the favor and support them as they tackle the MCM.

In addition to joining the squad, you can show your support by changing your social media profile picture on the weekend of October 28-30. Just click the link in the previous sentence, bookmark the page, and change your picture next month!

Click here to join the squad!

Congrats to TMP's Penny Terwelp

Congrats to TMP's Penny Terwelp

Added September 26, 2016

Congrats to TMP's Penny Terwelp for completing the Chicago Half Marathon this weekend!

Learn more about Penny here

Watch Your MCM Runner

Watch Your MCM Runner

Added September 26, 2016

Spectators can see their runner in as many as five locations on the course. With many road closures, taking the Metro or riding your bike is the best way to get around but most are walkable. Follow the plan below to optimize viewing potential and catch a runner in action!

Click here to read more!

Watch Your MCM Runner

MCM Meet in DC: Saturday Dinner

Added September 26, 2016

For TMP members running in this year's Marine Corps Marathon, check your emails today! We sent out info and an RSVP form about the TMP dinner on Saturday, the day before the marathon. Please RSVP by September 30th!! We've had 40 people RSVP so far and the restaurant capacity is 65, so be sure to RSVP soon.

Click here to RSVP!

40 Years of Marine Corps Marathon Weather

40 Years of Marine Corps Marathon Weather

Added September 26, 2016

The Marine Corps Marathon has compiled a graph of the weather on the day of the MCM for the last 40 years. Click the link below to learn more.

Click here to read more!

41st MCM

41st MCM

Added September 25, 2016

Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country. Begin the run situated between the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, continue through Rosslyn before journeying into the District to tour Georgetown and the National Mall on the way to 'beating the bridge.' Enter Arlington and pass the Pentagon, tour Crystal City, and finish uphill (you read that right) at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Read more

MCM Schedule - 41st MCM

41st MCM Schedule

Added September 24, 2016

41st MCM Weekend features events, celebrations and excitement from October 28-30 in Arlington, VA, the nation's capital and now the National Harbor. Some events require advance ticket purchase.

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41st MCM Finish Festival

41st MCM Finish Festival

Added September 22, 2016

The excitement of completing the MCM and MCM10K will be celebrated in the Finish Festival in Rosslyn from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Finish Festival is a short walk from the MCM finish line, located at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Downtown Rosslyn hosts the celebration inviting the entire community to enjoy activities alongside runners and supporters with food, music, giveaways and essential post-event services.

The Finish Festival features live music on the Arlington stage, booths and giveaways along Meade and Lynn Streets, Ft Myer and Fairfax Drives and Wilson Blvd.

Read more

41st MCM Course Maps

41st MCM Course Maps

Added September 21, 2016

Course maps for the MCM and the 10K.

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Way to go, Lori

Way to go, Lori

Added September 20, 2016

Congrats to TMP's Lori Leskin for completing the Jersey City Newport Liberty Half Marathon this weekend!!

Click here to learn more about Lori.

Congrats TMP Participants

Congrats TMP Participants

Added September 19, 2016

Congrats to Frederick Moss, Tracie Lankford, and David Gold for participating in the Marine Corps Half Marathon at Camp Lejeune this Saturday! TMP's Shelly Crowther was also there to cheer them on. Thank you for representing TMP!

Read more about our TMP runners here


41st MCM Packet Pickup

41st MCM Packet Pickup

Added September 18, 2016

The first step to a successful MCM Weekend begins at Packet Pick-up!

Runners will be assisted by the Marines from Washington DC's 8th & I Barrack at Packet Pick-up. Materials distributed to runners include bib, clear bag, UPS baggage sticker, commemorative MCM patch, safety pins, the coveted mock neck participant shirt, and the official race program. Following Packet Pick-up, all athletes will have the opportunity to gather complimentary samples from Wegmans.

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Marine Corps Marathon Expo

Marine Corps Marathon Expo

Added September 17, 2016

The Expo opens with an exciting ribbon breaking ceremony featuring the Marine Corps Base Quantico Ceremonial Platoon and a performance of the National Anthem beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, October 28.

  • Friday, October 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29 - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Read more

Congrats and thank you to TMP's Dale Larson

Congrats and thank you to TMP's Dale Larson

Added September 14, 2016

Congrats and thank you to Dale Larson for representing TMP at the Ventura Half Marathon in Ventura, California this weekend! In addition to being a member of TMP, Dale is also the West Coast Manager of the Warrior Support Team serving dinner each week to the Wounded Warrior BN at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. The Warrior Support Team is an outreach program of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Dale

Congrats to TMP's Tracie Lankford

Congrats to TMP's Tracie Lankford

Added September 12, 2016

TMP's Tracie Lankford ran the 5k for "Run Domestic Violence out of Town" yesterday in North Carolina. This is Tracie's first year as part of TMP and she has already raised $545 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com!

Click here to learn more about Tracie

Penny Terwelp completed the Plaza 10K in Kansas City

Penny Terwelp completed the Plaza 10K in Kansas City

Added September 12, 2016

TMP's Penny Terwelp completed the Plaza 10K in Kansas City this weekend! Penny will be joining TMP and running the Marine Corps Marathon this October. This year she has been fundraising for the outreach programs of Marineparents.com and has already raised $645! Way to go Penny!

Click here to learn more about Penny

TMP's Tracie ran another 10K

TMP's Tracie ran another 10K

Added August 29, 2016

TMP's Tracie ran another 10K last night!She has made it her goal to raise $700 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Way to go Tracie!

Click here to read about her

TMP has raised $17,784.70

TMP has raised $17,784.70

Added August 17, 2016

Wow! Our runners are awesome! So far TMP has raised $17,784.70 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc in 2016! Thank you TMP for supporting our troops!

Click here to meet the team!

Congrats to TMP's Tracie

Congrats to TMP's Tracie

Added August 13, 2016

Congrats to TMP's Tracie for completing her 2nd half marathon today!!! So far she has raised $525 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com and will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon this October!

Click here to learn more about Tracie

New Team Member: Michael R. Collins

New Team Member: Michael R. Collins

We'd like to welcome Michael to the team!

Added August 5, 2016

Michael Collins just joined TMP last week and has already raised over $400 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Once he reaches $500, he will qualify for one of our MarineParents charity partner bibs for the Marine Corps Marathon!

Michael is a 21 year old LCpl in the Infantry of the United States Marine Corps. He says, "I have extensive Military heritage in both my Mom & Dad's families and had been inspired by them to also serve in the military, becoming a US Marine."

Click here to learn more!

New Team Member: Brandon Olman

New Team Member: Brandon Olman

We'd like to welcome Brandon to the team!

Added August 5, 2016

We have another Marine on the team, Brandon Olman. Let's help him reach his $500 fundraising goal this weekend! 100% of all donations go straight to the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Just click his photo below to donate to Brandon's TMP campaign.

LCpl Brandon Olman is running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon to honor a fellow Marine and Prince William County Police Officer, Ashley Guindon. PO Guindon was fatally shot earlier this year on Feb 27th, in the line of duty.

Click here to learn more!

New Team Members: Annabel Champlin & Whitney Harrington

New Team Members: Annabel Champlin & Whitney Harrington

We'd like to welcome Annabel & Whitney to the team!

Added August 5, 2016

Team Annabel & Whitney consists of two friends that are avid runners! They are hoping to join TMP at the Marine Corps Marathon this October. Help them reach their combined $1,000 goal by donating on their page. 100% of the donations go straight to the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc!

Click here to donate to team Annabel & Whitney.

TMP has raised $16,169

TMP has raised $16,169

Added August 5, 2016

Wow! Our runners are awesome! So far TMP has raised $16,169 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc in 2016! Thank you TMP for supporting our troops!

Click here to meet the team!

Team Marine Parents Participants Need Your Help!

 

Team Marine Parents Participants Need Your Help!

Added August 4, 2016

With August now upon us, the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon is less than three months away

While many members of Team Marine Parents have reached their fundraising goals, there are still a number of team members working toward reaching fundraising goals of $500 to qualify for their bib for the Marine Corps Marathon.

The team members who are still trying to reach their fundraising goals of $500 only have until TOMORROW to do so, and they need your help!

With your kindness and generosity, we know these team members can reach their respective goals.

Whether it's $5, $10, or more, every bit helps, and 100% of your donations will go back to funding the outreach programs of MarineParents.com!

Click on any name below to donate. Thank you for your support!


Meeting an Olympian!

Meeting an Olympian!

WOW! TMP's Penny Terwelp got to run a 5K in Kansas yesterday with Olympian Jeff Galloway!!

Added July 15, 2016

Jeff Galloway is an American Olympian and the author of Galloway's Book on Running. A lifetime runner, Galloway was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team in the 10,000 meters.

Many of our TMP runners are using Galloway's run-walk-run method of training for the Marine Corps Marathon!

Click here to learn more about Penny.

New Team Member: Zeke Robles!

New Team Member: Zeke Robles!

We'd like to welcome Zeke to the team!

Added July 5, 2016

We are happy to add another Marine to the team! Twenty three years ago Zeke stood on the yellow footprints that he says, "forever changed his life." He continues to say, "At 41 years of age, I will run and complete the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in October 2016. I started challenging myself to be more physically active last year. What I have learned so far is that I really don't enjoy long distance running.... yet. There are days I have to force myself to run, struggling to lace up my shoes and clock the miles. I do feel great afterwards; there has never been a run I regret. I have found that the greatest satisfaction comes from being able to help others, running for a cause and to raise awareness keeps me accountable."

Zeke has made it his goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more or to donate to Zeke's TMP campaign.

New Team Member: Chrystyne Bugaren!

New Team Member: Chrystyne Bugaren!

We'd like to welcome Chrystyne to the team!

Added July 5, 2016

Chrystyne's son graduated from boot camp on June 3, 2016. She says, "I was surprised when my son told me the end of his senior year he wanted to become a Marine. I have since embraced the idea and am happy he made the choice."

Chrystyne is a special education teacher, wife, and mother of 5 children. She ran regularly 10 years ago doing mostly 5K and 10K's. She says, "I am ready to get back to running and I have always wanted to run a marathon...so here I am training to run the Marine Corps Marathon to support Marines in honor of my son and many others who sacrifice for us everyday."

Chrystyne has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc

Click here to learn more or to donate to Chrystyne's TMP campaign.

TMP has raised $11,481.50

TMP has raised $11,481.50

Added June 30, 2016

Wow! Our runners are awesome! So far TMP has raised $11,481.50 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc in 2016! Thank you TMP for supporting our troops!

Click here to meet the team!

Good Luck Tracie!

Good Luck Tracie!

Added June 24, 2016

Good luck to TMP's Tracie this weekend. She will be running her FIRST HALF MARATHON, the Charlotte Half this Saturday. Tracie has already raised $425 of her $700 goal for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. We are so happy to have Tracie on the team!

Click here to learn more.

Way to Go, Shannon!

Way to Go, Shannon!

Added June 21, 2016

TMP's Shannon Sullins completed the Vancouver USA Half Marathon this weekend! Shannon is working towards completing the Marine Corps Marathon this October and we are so happy to have her on the team! She has already raised $275 of her $500 goal for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc!

Click here to learn more.

Way to Go, Linda!

Way to Go, Linda!

Added June 19, 2016

TMP's Linda participated in the Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon on Saturday! Linda has made it her goal to raise $1000 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. We are so happy to have you on the team!

Click here to learn more.

Lisa and Dale at the Laguna Hills Memorial Day 10k

Lisa and Dale at the Laguna Hills Memorial Day 10k

Added June 1, 2016

At the last minute, TMP co-team leader, Lisa, added the Laguna Hills Memorial Day 10k to her list of races. She got to meet fellow TMP member, Dale Larson, out on the course! Dale is the West Coast Manager of the Warrior Support Team in San Diego.

Thank you to Dale and all the great work he does for Marine Parents' outreach program, the Warrior Support Team.

Click here to learn more about Lisa.
Click here to learn more about Dale.


Matching Gifts & Volunteer Incentive Programs

 

Matching Gifts & Volunteer Incentive Programs

Added June 30, 2016

Many companies offer incentive programs for employees who provide financial support or volunteer time to non-profit organizations. A Matching Gift Program allows the company to match an employee's contribution to a non-profit organization. A Volunteer Incentive Program allows the company to make a contribution to an organization of the employee's choice in exchange for volunteer time at the organization.

Matching gift and volunteer incentive programs are a great way to maximize your donation and fundraising efforts, as Team Marine Parents member Chris Buess and The Lubrizol Foundation of Wickliffe, Ohio recently demonstrated.

Through the Lubrizol Foundation's matching gift program, Chris donated $260 to his own TMP campaign, and then foundation donated another $260. And, just like that, Chris' campaign received $520, bringing his 2016 fundraising total to $955!

Click here to learn more about matching gift and volunteer incentive programs...


TMP has raised $8,273.50

TMP has raised $8,273.50

Added May 27, 2016

Wow! Our team is awesome! So far TMP has raised $8,273.50 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc in 2016!

Click here to meet the team!

Happy Memorial Day

 

Happy Memorial Day

Added May 30, 2016

Today is Memorial Day--a day for reflection, remembrance, and the honoring of the men and women who have served our country over the years.

While MarineParents.com, Inc. may not be as large as some of the other military-based organizations you may be familiar with, what we lack in size, we make up for in consistency. For more than 13 years now, we've made it our mission to provide support, information, and services to our men and women in uniform, as well as their family members.

When American troops first entered Iraq in 2003, we were there. When the government shutdown in 2013 and military families temporarily weren't receiving death benefits, we were there. In the 10-year interim between those events, and in the three years since the shutdown, we've been there, providing several million dollars in direct support of thousands of Marines and their family members.

Whether it's been serving meals to recovering warriors, providing financial assistance to military families, or helping troops and their family members through difficult times in other ways, we're here. Day in and day out, we're doing everything in our power to support our men and women in uniform and their family members.


New Team Member: Lori Weiler!

New Team Member: Lori Weiler!

We'd like to welcome Lori to the team!

Added May 26, 2016

Lori's son became a Marine last October! She says, "He has followed those famous yellow footprints of his dad. I could not be prouder! I do have to admit when he signed those papers, I was trembling with fear, pride and sadness. He is our only son and our youngest. When he left for bootcamp, my world turned upside down and all I thought about was the Marines 24-7." It was then that Lori became a volunteer for the Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups. She is now the Company Leader for our Poolee Group. We are so thankful for everything Lori contributes and that she has now added TMP to her list! Lori will be running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in October and has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more or to donate.

New Team Member: Frederick Moss!

New Team Member: Frederick Moss!

We'd like to welcome Moss to the team!

Added May 26, 2016

Moss has served this country for the better part of his adult life. If you include the Naval Sea Cadets and JROTC while in high school, he's been wearing a uniform all of his life. Moss is a combat veteran of both Operation Desert Shield and Storm, and is also married to a wife who has served. Moss grew up with a Marine Father and he says, "This is the reason I run. This is my small token of appreciation for my Dad and his comrades, USMC, who served our country in Vietnam. Every mile completed will be dedicated to not only my Pops, but of the many Marines who served valiantly in Vietnam."

We are so happy that Moss has joined TMP. He will be running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in October, and has made it his goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more or to donate.

TMP has raised $6,698.50

TMP has raised $6,698.50

Added May 19, 2016

Wow! Our team is awesome! So far TMP has raised $6,698.50 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc in 2016!

Click here to meet the team.

Brendan Malloy!

New Team Member: Brendan Malloy!

We'd like to welcome Brendan to the team!

Added May 19, 2016

Brendan was motivated to start exercising the day his son left for boot camp. By the time graduation rolled around 13 weeks later, he had lost 27 pounds. "After that initial burst of activity and motivation, I found myself leveling off," Brendan said. "In early spring of 2015 during a workout, the totally random thought came to me in the form of a question—'Could I run in the Marine Corps Marathon?' I passed it off quickly as my version of a runners high and let it go until a few weeks later when another completely random event occurred.

"On a Sunday morning flight back to Orlando, I, by chance, ended up sitting next to a friend of mine who was returning from competing in his forty-second marathon. I shared my story and he asked me what I was waiting for. I gave it more thought and, once again, let it go until another run-in with a friend who I hadn't seen in forty years occurred. It was the same deal—I shared my story and it turns out this friend has run in seven Marine Corps Marathons and his description of the events lit the fire I was looking for. Talk about peer-pressure. Phil and Patrick, you know who you are, I'm indebted to you both. Thank you."

Brendan has made it his goal to raise $2,620.00 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to donate to Brendan's TMP campaign.

Michael has reached his fundraising goal!

Michael has reached his fundraising goal!

Added May 16, 2016

Congratulations and thank you to Michael Cummins who has reached his 2016 TMP fundraising goal by raising $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.! Michael will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this October with TMP and we are so happy he is on the team. Thank you for supporting our troops!

Click here to learn more about Michael.

Marianne and Matt Completed Another Race!

Marianne and Matt Completed Another Race!

Added May 16, 2016

Marianne and Matt completed the first of Fleet Feet's Four Seasons Challenge this past Saturday, May 14. According to Marianne, "This challenge earned us the first of four extra medal wedges, and with the final run in December, [we] will create the full circle!" Matt completed the half marathon, while Marianne ran the 5K with her grandson! Thank you to both of you for your hard work this year and for your fundraising efforts. Combined, this mother/son duo has already raised over $385 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Matt.
Click here to learn more about Marianne.

Lisa at the Marine Corps Historic Half!

Lisa at the Marine Corps Historic Half!

Added May 16, 2016

Congratulations to Team Marine Parents' co-Team Leader, Lisa Gutierrez, who completed the Marine Corps Historic Half this weekend! She was joined by her brother-in-law, who is a Marine Veteran!

Lisa has also already exceeded her fundraising goal of $750 by raising $827 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Thank you, Lisa, for all you do for Marine Parents.

Click here to learn more about Lisa.

What is the TMP Fan Squad�?

What is the TMP Fan Squad™?

Added May 16, 2016

What is the TMP Fan Squad™? It's the inspiration, the cheering, and the backbone of support for TMP participants. Our runners agree that training and competing is much easier when someone is cheering them on! The TMP Fan Squad™ is as important as the runners on Team Marine Parents. Join the fan squad and cheer the team to the finish line!

Click here to learn more.

Chris

Chris has reached his fundraising goal!

Added May 16, 2016

Congratulations and thank you to Chris Buess who has exceeded his fundraising goal of $500 by raising $645 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Chris will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this October with TMP and we are so happy he is on the team. Thank you for supporting our troops!

Click here to learn more about Chris.

Lori Leskin!

New Team Member: Lori Leskin!

We'd like to welcome Lori to the team!

Added May 16, 2016

"I always considered myself active—I took karate, did aerobics, etc.—but never really liked to run," Lori says. "My knees hurt, my back hurt, my feet hurt. You get the picture. At some point in our 40s, my husband started running. Then, my oldest daughter started high school and joined the track team. I watched them. I cheered them on. And, at some point, I started to feel left out.

"One day, when my husband went to run at the track, I figured I'd join him. I'd run what I could, walk what I could, and see how it played out. I graduated to the street. I ran my first 5K. My friends convinced me—mid-race—that I could run a 10K, and I did." Last year, Lori ran the Chicago Marathon and decided that she wants to check another marathon off her list, so this year she will be running in the Marine Corps Marathon with TMP!

Lori has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. We are so excited to have Lori on the team and are thankful for her hard work and fundraising efforts!

Click here to learn more or donate.

Lisa Ran 22.4 Miles this Weekend!

Lisa Ran 22.4 Miles this Weekend!

Added May 8, 2016

Team Marine Parents' co-team leader, Lisa Gutierrez, had quite a busy weekend! She represented TMP at the the the Never Land 5K on Friday, the Tinker Bell 10K on Saturday, and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon on Sunday. Way to go Lisa!

"The last 4 days have been so amazing," Lisa said. "These races always bring together my fabulous running family and provide an opportunity to meet more great people in the running community. And, being able to run for a cause as incredible as Marine Parents, well, it doesn't get better than that. 22.4 miles done this weekend for Team Marine Parents. Now, time to prepare for next Sunday's Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, Virginia. OOHRAH, Team!"

As always, Marine Parents greatly appreciates Lisa volunteering to be the co-Team Leader for TMP. Thank you for your hardwork and for supporting our troops!

Click here to learn more about Lisa.


TMP Funds

TMP has raised $5,868.50

Added May 4, 2016

Wow! Our team is awesome! So far TMP has raised $5,868.50 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc!

Click here to meet the team

New MCM Event!

New MCM Event!

Added May 3, 2016

Breaking News—The Marine Corps Marathon has unveiled a new distance event—the Quantico 12K—to be held on August 20. The 7.45 mile event offers a unique view of Marine Corps Base Quantico, the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps," a great shirt, and a medal for everyone who completes the event. This event is timed perfectly for runners training for the MCM in October. Register now to secure your spot in Quantico this summer.

Click here!

Way to go to TMP�s Machelle Ketterhagen!

*Machelle after the Flying Pig Half Marathon in Cincinnati, Ohio, with two of her running buddies.

Congratulations to Team Marine Parents' Machelle Ketterhagen!

Added May 3, 2016

"It rained until the National Anthem started," Machelle said. "Then the clouds parted and the sun eventually came out. It was gorgeous."

Thank you for supporting our troops and for running on behalf of MarineParents.com!

Click here to donate or to learn more about Machelle.


New Team Member: Shannon Sullins!

New Team Member: Shannon Sullins!

We'd like to welcome Shannon to the team!

Added April 29, 2016

"Like many others, I became familiar with Marine Parents when my son went to boot camp," Shannon says. "Marine Parents has been an awesome source of support—not only with the family groups, but also with the wealth of information they provide as we stumble through the process. And, best of all, [it] keeps us in true Marine Moto form!

"I have been a runner forever. I am a 'Half Fanatic' (#53) but I have yet to run a full marathon and can't say that I ever truly wanted to (okay, maybe I've thought about it). But, with my son's second deployment, I made it my goal to push myself harder and further than I have before. And, what greater accomplishment than to run the 41st Marine Corps Marathon? This is an extremely meaningful run for me but to say that I am not nervous would be a lie. I will remember all the motivation I poured out to my son and now my son will be my inspiration."

We are so happy to have Shannon on the team and are excited that she will be running in the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon in October. She has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Click here to donate or learn more about Shannon.

New Team Member: Michael Cummins!

New Team Member: Michael Cummins!

We'd like to welcome Michael to the team!

Added April 26, 2016

Michael has been married for 41 years to his wife, Irene. "I am a CPA by profession, and one of the things I do to maintain my sanity is run," Michael says. "I get up every morning and before I eat breakfast or do anything else, I put on my running gear (which varies with the weather and hit the road). I am currently on a consecutive day running streak of six years. Now, this may seem like an obsession, but we all have them...running is just something I like to do. During this streak, I have completed 14 marathons. I am not as fast as I was when I was younger, but with age we enjoy that wonderful invention—the age group—so occasionally I get an award even though a lot of younger people zip by me on the course."

We are so happy to have Michael on the team and are excited that he will be running the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon in October. He has made it his goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Click here to donate or learn more.

TMP has raised $4,412.20!

TMP has raised $4,412.20!

Added April 21, 2016

So far, Team Marine Parents has raised $4,412.20 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Our runners are awesome and we truly appreciate all of their hardwork and effort: training, fundraising, and spreading awareness of our organization. Thank you!

Click here to meet the team.

Way to go Penny!

Way to go Penny!

Added April 17, 2016

Congratulations to Team Marine Parents' Penny Terwelp for completing the Garmin Half Marathon in Olathe, Kansas yesterday! Penny has already had an active year racing and is working towards completing the Marine Corps Marathon in October. She has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

To learn more about Penny or to donate to her TMP campaign, click here.

New Team Member: David Gold

New Team Member: David Gold

We'd like to welcome David to the team!

Added April 15, 2016

David's son graduated from boot camp at MCRD Parris Island on January 9, 2015. "Up to that point I was a member of MarineFamilyNetwork.com, and had never run a day in my life," David says. "I guess that Moto run did something. On return from MCRDPI, I realized I was being called to give my time to MarineParents.com." It was at that time that David became the second-ever Marine Parents Facebook volunteer and he currently serves as the 1st Battalion Company Leader.

According to Marine Parents' Facebook Groups Manager, Teresita Reynolds, "David's giving spirit is abundant. He has and continues to inspire so many in 1st Battalion, Parris Island and throughout the Marine Parents Facebook pages. For Marine Parents Facebook Parris Island pages, 1st Battalion has generated more volunteers than any other Parris Island Battalions combined!"

David's Marine has committed to running the Marine Corps Half Marathon at Camp Lejeune in September and David is going to join him! "I won't let him down," David says.

Click here to donate to David's TMP campaign.

200 Days until the MCM!

200 Days until the MCM!

And so the countdown to October 30th begins...

Added April 13, 2016

We still have 27 bibs available for the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon. To get a bib from TMP, you must sign up for TMP and commit to raising $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more.

TMP has raised $4,037.20!

TMP has raised $4,037.20!

Added April 11, 2016

So far, TMP has raised $4,037.20 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. in 2016! Our runners are awesome and we truly appreciate all of their hardwork and effort: training, fundraising, and spreading awareness of our organization. Thank you!

Click here to meet the team.

Way to go Lisa!

Way to go Lisa!

Added April 11, 2016

Team Marine Parents' co-Team Leader, Lisa Gutierrez, ran her 19th Half Marathon this weekend, the Hollwood Half Marathon. Lisa has already had an active year racing, and is working towards completing the Marine Corps Marathon in October for the 2nd time and she has already passed her fundraising goal of $750 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Thank you Lisa!

Click here to learn more about Lisa.

Penny Terwelp Completed the St. Louis Half!

Penny Terwelp Completed the St. Louis Half Marathon!

Added April 11, 2016

Team Marine Parents' Penny Terwelp ran the St. Louis Half Marathong yesterday! Thank you so much, Penny, for supporting our troops by running on behalf of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Penny.

2016 TMP Registration

2016 TMP Registration is Now Open

Added April 7, 2016

Registration for Team Marine Parents is now open for 2016! Raising awareness and funds for a grassroots organization starts on a grassroots level; it starts with YOU. If you enjoy running or competing in athletic events, encouraging communities to engage in troop support activities, and raising money for a good cause, then TMP is a great fit for you.

Also, if you are planning on running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, consider running with TMP. We only have 30 charity partner bibs remaining, so if you didn't make it in through the lottery, join the team and get your bib today!

Click here to learn more about Team Marine Parents...

New Team Member: Laura Schubert

New Team Member: Laura Schubert

We'd like to welcome Laura to the team!

Added April 7, 2016

Laura is new to Team Marine Parents and decided to form a team (Team Ethan) with her sister, Michelle, who was already a TMP member. Together, these sisters, a Marine Mom and a Marine Aunt, have made it their goal to raise $1,000 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. and will be running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon together in October!

Click here to donate or learn more about Team Ethan!

New Team Member: Steven Darrall

New Team Member: Steven Darrall

We'd like to welcome Steven to the team!

Added April 7, 2016

"I have a secret: I never liked running," Steven says. "I cheered for my girlfriend in all of her runs, and was always amazed at what she and her fellow runners were capable of doing, and I always wondered what it would be like to do that - but no way on earth did I have any interest in it myself. I like cheering, not running. I was always content to stand on the sideline. I never thought I would find myself running. Running from something, if it was chasing me, maybe. But never running otherwise."

Click on his page below to learn how he went from not liking running to signing up to run the 41st Marine Corps Marathon!

Click here to donate or learn more about Steven.

New Team Member: Anna Friedman

New Team Member: Anna Friedman

We'd like to welcome Anna to the team!

Added April 7, 2016

"After completing my first marathon in Chicago last year, I realized how much joy comes from finishing a big race," Anna says. "It is a great accomplishment and something to be proud of, and it boosts your self-confidence. I really felt like I had done something that day after finishing." Anna has signed up to run the Marine Corps Marathon with TMP this year!

Click here to donate or learn more about Anna.

New Team Member: Penny Terwelp

New Team Member: Penny Terwelp

We'd like to welcome Penny to the team!

Added April 5, 2016

Penny decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon on October 30, 2016 with Team Marine Parents to support to our Marines. While she doesn't have a direct connection to the Marine Corps, Penny decided to run this marathon and honor them by raising money for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. "I want to honor all those who serve for our freedom, past and present," Penny says.

Click here to donate or learn more about Penny.

New Team Member: Allison Quast

New Team Member: Allison Quast

We'd like to welcome Allison to the team!

Added April 5, 2016

"After years of not exercising, I decided I wanted to get back in shape and began cycling," Allison says. "From there, I began running and swimming and getting involved in triathlons. Racing has become a huge part of my life, and I realized that I can not only have fun doing what I love, but that I can also help others in return. Even though I don't have any family member in the military, I've always been in awe of the commitment that it takes to serve our country and be away from [loved ones]."

Allison will be running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon in October and has committed to raising $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Welcome to the team, Allison!

Click here to donate or learn more about Allison.

Matt and Marianne Complete the Aquarium Run

Matt and Marianne Complete the Aquarium Run

Added April 5, 2016

Team Marine Parents' mother/son team, Matt and Marianne, completed the Aquarium Run this weekend in Jenks, Oklahoma. Marianne did the 10K and Matt completed the half marathon! They have had a busy 2016 season so far and are working towards the Marine Corps Marathon in October!

Click here to learn more about Marianne.
Click here to learn more about Matt.

New Team Member: Dean Heibert

New Team Member: Dean Heibert

We'd like to welcome Dean to the team!

Added April 5, 2016

Dean will be running the Marine Corps Marathon in October 2016 and is raising funds and awareness for the outreach programs of MarineParent.com, Inc. His connection to the Marine Corps comes from his family. Dean's father, father-in-law, and several uncles all served in the Marine Corps and his in-laws are currently very active in the Marine Corps League in Louisville, Kentucky.

Click here to donate or learn more about Dean.

MCM Lottery Now Closed!

MCM Lottery Now Closed!

Added March 30, 2016

The lottery for the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon closed today at noon eastern time. Entries selected for event registration will be notified by email beginning at noon Eastern on March 31, 2016.

If you do not receive a bib through the lottery, you may do so by registering for Team Marine Parents (TMP) and then purchasing a charity partner bib on our website.

Click here to register for TMP.

MCM Lottery Now Open!

MCM Lottery Now Open!

Added March 24, 2016

The lottery for the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon is now open. Lottery registration remains available from now through March 30. Entries selected for event registration will be notified by email beginning at noon Eastern on March 31, 2016.

If you wish to skip the lottery and purchase a bib now, you may do so by registering for Team Marine Parents (TMP) and then purchasing a charity partner bib on our website.

Click here to register for TMP.

New Team Member: Machelle Ketterhagen!

New Team Member: Machelle Ketterhagen!

We'd like to welcome Machelle to the team!

Added March 24, 2016

"My proudest mom moment came December 4th, 2015 when my son Ryan graduated from boot camp," Machelle says. "He is currently attending the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He was just 10 when he started talking about becoming a Marine. From the first time he mentioned it, I couldn't have been more supportive. I've been looking for that one thing that I can be a part of that supports our military and their families. I think I've found it! I look forward to being a part of TMP and running the MCM in October." Welcome to the team, Machelle!

Click here to donate or learn more about Machelle

TMPs' Matt Parker and Marianne Tullis at the Bataan Memorial Death March

Team Marine Parents' Matt Parker and Marianne Tullis at the Bataan Memorial Death March

Congratulations Matt, Marianne, and family!

Added March 24, 2016

Matt Parker and Marianne Tullis completed the Bataan Memorial Death March on Sunday. "There is a reason they give you 13 hours to finish," Marianne says. Take a look at the tough course in Marianne's photos below!

Matt tackled the full marathon with his youngest sister, Jill, and Marianne did the half plus (14.2) with Matt's oldest sister, Vicki.

"We are all four race veterans, but this was the most grueling, most rewarding race ever!" Marianne said.

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TMPs' Lisa Gutierrez Completes the Pacific Half Marathon



Runners

Team Marine Parents' Lisa Gutierrez Completes the Pacific Half Marathon in Malibu this weekend!

Congratulations Lisa!

Added March 23, 2016

Congratulations to Team Marine Parents' Lisa for completing the Pacific Half Marathon in Malibu this weekend!

Click here to learn more about Lisa.

TMPs' Lisa Gutierrez Completes the Pacific Half Marathon

Congratulations to TMPs' Dale Larson for completing the San Diego Half Marathon last weekend!

Congratulations to Team Marine Parents' Dale Larson for completing the San Diego Half Marathon last weekend!

Added March 18, 2016

In addition to being a member of TMP, Dale is the Manager of the Warrior Support Team—West, which serves dinner each week to the Wounded Warrior Battalion at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. The Warrior Support Team is an outreach program of MarineParents.com, Inc. that provides support and services to recovering warriors and their family members.

We can't thank Dale enough for all he does for our troops and veterans!

Click here to read more about Dale.

Help With Fundraising

Help With Fundraising

Added March 15, 2016

We're here to help you succeed in your fundraising goals as a member of Team Marine Parents. You'll receive your fundraising kit in the mail within a week or two of registering for the team. Review the TMP website often, as we add new tips as we learn them from other members!

Do you believe in your cause? Are you committed to achieving your goal? Then you're ready for success!

Click here to read about fundraising tips and tricks!

TMPs' Matt and Marianne Complete the St. Patrick's 5K in Tulsa

Team Marine Parents' Matt and Marianne Complete the St. Patrick's 5K in Tulsa

Added March 14, 2016

"Two down, six to go! The leprechauns didn't have anything on Matt & me this morning at the Tulsa St. Patick's Day 5K...no bling, but it was great training for the MCM!" said Marianne and her son, Matt. This Marine Grandma and Marine Dad joined TMP together and are raising funds for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.!

Learn more about Matt.

Learn more about Marianne.


TMPs' Michelle Foster Completes the Rock n Roll DC Half Marathon

Team Marine Parents' Michelle Foster Completes the Rock 'n' Roll D.C. Half Marathon

Added March 14, 2016

Congratulations to Team Marine Parents' Michelle Foster for completing the Rock 'n' Roll D.C. Half Marathon this past Saturday in Washington, D.C. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and for fundraising for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc!

Also, thanks for sporting that Semper Fi infinity t-shirt from the EGA Shop, where 100% of the proceeds benefit the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more about Michelle.

Marianne and Matt

Team Marine Parents' Marianne and Matt Complete Trail Madness in Tulsa!

Added March 7, 2016

Congratulations to Marianne and Matt for completing the Trail Madness on Turkey Mountain in Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend! Marianne did the 8K and Matt did the 16K. This mother and son are on a journey toward completing the Marine Corps Marathon this October, and they're off to a great start!

Click here to learn more about Marianne.

Click here to learn more about Matt.


Lisa Team marine Parents

Team Marine Parents' Lisa Gutierrez Completes the Race on the Base!

Congratulations Lisa!

Added February 29, 2016

"One down, nine more races to go until the Marine Corps Marathon. It was a beautiful SoCal morning for a 10k," said Team Marine Parents' Lisa Gutierrez at the Race on the Base at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base this weekend!

Click here to learn more about Lisa.

Meet TMPs' Aisha Hill

New Team Member: Aisha Hill!

We'd like to welcome Aisha to the team!

Added February 29, 2016

Aisha has decided to join Team Marine Parents so she can show her support for our Marines and to also honor her uncle, Ron. Aisha's uncle has proudly served in the Marine Corps for 21 years.

Aisha will be running the Marine Corps Marathon in October and has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Click here to donate to Aisha's TMP campaign!

Marine Corps Marathon Active Duty Registration

Active Duty/Reserve Registration for the 2016 MCM

Added February 26, 2016

There will be a limited quantity of early "Active Duty" and "Reserve" entries for the 41st MCM that will be available starting at 10:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 2, on the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Website.

Click here for the Official MCM Website.

Meet TMPs' Matt Parker

New Team Member: Matt Parker!

We'd like to welcome Matt to the team!

Added February 22, 2016

Matt is the proud father of a Marine that graduated from boot camp in June, 2015. Matt's grandfather was also in the military and served during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He was captured in the Philippines, survived the Bataan Death March, and was a POW for three years.

"Before 2013, I would never have considered running," Matt says. "I decided to be healthier and started walking in the winter (still not thinking I would ever be a runner). As the weather got worse, I began going to a gym to use a treadmill to keep up the cardio. Walking turned to jogging and jogging led to running, so when the weather improved, I moved back outside."

Matt's journey led him to complete 21 events in 2014 and 27 events in 2015, which included four half marathons and two full marathons. To honor his son, Matt and his mom will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this fall.

Matt has made it his goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more.

Marine Corps Marathon Bibs

Only 40 Marine Corps Marathon Bibs left!

Commit to raising $500 for the outreach programs & receive a charity partner bib!

Added February 22, 2016

This year, 2016, the 41st Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 30. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ has registered 50 bibs for the October 30th race. We have already sold 10 bibs and expect to sell out of all 50 by April.

In order to participate in Team Marine Parents' MCM race, runners are asked to commit to two requirements before they receive their bib registration information:

  1. We require a deposit of the standard $140.06 (registration fee + processing) MCM entry fee, payable on registration.
  2. We also require that you join Team Marine Parents, and commit to raising $500* in charitable donations for MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more.

Meet TMPs' Shelly Crowther

New Team Member: Shelly Crowther!

We'd like to welcome Shelly to the team!

Added February 22, 2016

Shelly will be running in the 41st Marine Corp Marathon this October in honor of her Marine son and her uncle, a retired Marine. "I am a beginning runner who has always wanted to run a marathon," Shelly says. "If [our troops] can serve our country, I can cross something off of my bucket list to honor them." Shelly started her journey with Marine Parents in January of 2015 when her son left for boot camp. She started to volunteer as a Platoon Parent for the Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups before becoming the Company Leader for the Mike Company, San Diego group.

"It has been a wild and rewarding adventure to help others navigate the Boot Camp Roller Coaster," Shelly says. We'd like to thank you, Shelly, for all that you do for Marine Parents, and for also joining TMP.

Shelly has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more.

Meet TMPs' Michelle Foster

New Team Member: Michelle Foster!

We'd like to welcome Michelle to the team!

Added February 19, 2016

Michelle Foster is a mother of two who has been married for 17 years to her husband, John. She started running in 2009 as a tool to quit smoking. "In 2010, I ran my first half marathon," Michelle says. "As of the start of this year, I now have 21 half marathons on the books. My son, Ethan, joined the Marine Corps and we are incredibly proud of his choice. He takes great pride in his accomplishments—and you can see in the way he carries himself that he is proud to be a United Stated Marine—and I am proud to be his mother. I also have a daughter, Grace, who excels in sports and academics."

Michelle has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more.

Meet TMPs' Linda Beduhn

New Team Member: Linda Beduhn!

We'd like to welcome Linda to the team!

Added February 18, 2016

Linda's son became a U.S. Marine on January 15, 2016. When he left for bootcamp at MCRD San Diego, Linda learned about Marine Parents and joined the Kilo Company Facebook page which, she says, "turned out to be a blessing in so many ways."

Linda knew she wanted to give back in some way so when she found Team Marine Parents, she knew that she wanted to join. "I can't run any more due to knee issues but learned to racewalk," Linda says. "I participate in many events throughout the year at different distances, the half marathon being my favorite...I am racewalking the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota this summer as a Team Marine Parents."

Linda is very excited to be raising funds and awareness as a member of Team Marine Parents! Please help her in reaching her goal of $1,000 by donating today to support the outreach programs of Marine Parents!

Click here to learn more.

Meet TMPs' Marianne Tullis

New Team Member: Marianne Tullis!

We'd like to welcome Marianne to the team!

Added February 18, 2016

Marianne started race walking two years ago after being inspired by her son, her Marine grandson's father, and has never looked back! "It's been an amazing journey, entering mostly multi-race challenges," Marianne says. "I completed my first half marathon this past November. To honor my dad and their granddad, my kids and I will be doing the Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon next month. My first full marathon will be this year's 41st annual Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, D.C.—one that I know will be an unforgettable experience."

Marianne has made it her goal to raise $500 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Click here to learn more.

Marine Corps Marathon Bibs

Only 44 Marine Corps Marathon Bibs left!

Commit to raising $500 for the outreach programs & receive a charity partner bib!

Added February 12, 2016

This year, 2016, the 41st Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 30. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ has registered 50 bibs for the October 30th race. We have already sold 6 bibs and expect to sell out of all 50 by April.

In order to participate in Team Marine Parents' MCM race, runners are asked to commit to two requirements before they receive their bib registration information:

  1. We require a deposit of the standard $140.06 (registration fee + processing) MCM entry fee, payable on registration.
  2. We also require that you join Team Marine Parents, and commit to raising $500* in charitable donations for MarineParents.com, Inc.

Click here to learn more.

New Team Member: Jacqui Pile!

New Team Member: Jacqui Pile!

We'd like to welcome Jacqui to the team!

Added February 12, 2016

Jacqui will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon on October 30th, 2016. She is not only "really" looking forward to competing in the race, but also feels honored to be able to do something to show her support for our Marines. She is also looking forward to raising both funds and awareness for the outreach programs and services of MarineParents.com.

Jacqui's son, Ben, is a poolee at this time, and will be leaving for Parris Island in August! We'd like to wish both Jacqui and her son the best of luck on both of their journeys!

To learn more about Jacqui or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


New Team Member: Tracie Lankford!

New Team Member: Tracie Lankford!

We'd like to welcome Tracie to the team!

Added February 11, 2016

Tracie became a Marine mother on August 28th, 2015, when her son Alex became a United States Marine. She is a volunteer for MarineParents.com Facebook Groups and is the group guide for the Alpha Company page, which she greatly enjoys. She is a dedicated M.o.M. (Mother of a Marine) and and says she is very honored to do everything she can for the Marine Corps family!

Tracie will be participating in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon this October and has made it her goal to raise $700 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com, Inc. Thank you so much for joining the team, Tracie!

To learn more about Tracie or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


New Team Member: Chris Buess!

New Team Member: Chris Buess!

We'd like to welcome Chris to the team!

Added February 10, 2016

Chris served in the Marine Corps for four years and has a grandfather that retired from the Corps as well. He has a wife and four children, two of whome are Marines. One of his children, Private First Class Jeremy, is in a reserve unit at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Lance Corporal Cody is an active duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. Chris and his wife are very patriotic and have the utmost respect for our troops and their families.

Chris will be participating in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, and has already raised $50 of his $500 goal! Thank you so much for joining the team, Chris!

To learn more about Chris or donate to his TMP campaign, click here.


Meet One of Your Team Leaders: Holly Greenup!

Meet One of Your Team Leaders: Holly Greenup!

If you have questions, she has answers!

Added February 9, 2016

Holly is the Marketing and Projects Manager for MarineParents.com, Inc. She joined Marine Parents in May of 2013 as a graphic design intern. Now, Holly manages current projects, website updates and content, newsletter articles, and keeps her team and their projects organized. She also does graphics and photography; working on web banners and print publications for the corporate office, as well as making clothing designs and marketing graphics for the EGA Shop.

This is Holly's first year as a member of TMP and she is one of your Team Leaders! Holly hopes to participate in several local Missouri races this year. For those of you who join the team this year, Holly will be your hostess, mentor, coach, and fan! If you have questions, she'll have answers and will be ready to point you in the right direction.

To learn more about Holly or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


Meet One of Your Team Leaders: Lisa Gutierrez!

Meet One of Your Team Leaders: Lisa Gutierrez!

If you have questions, she has answers!

Added February 8, 2016

In addition to running for Team Marine Parents in the Marine Corps Historic Half and the 41st Annual Marine Corps Marathon this year, Lisa will also be one of the co-Team Leaders for the program, along with Marine Parents' Graphic Design and Operations Manager, Holly Greenup.

For those of you who join the team this year, Lisa will be your hostess, mentor, coach, and fan! If you have questions, she'll have answers and will be ready to point you in the right direction.

Lisa describes herself as "a proud member of a multi-generational Marine family" whose Marine father raised her to love all things Marine Corps. Lisa has two "great" stepchildren, and her stepson graduated from boot camp last June, a day she calls "one of the greatest" in her life. Additionally, Lisa has been volunteering with MarineParents.com as a Facebook Company Leader for Lima Company San Diego since last July.

So far, Lisa has raised $500 of her $750 goal, and with your support and generosity, we know she can reach her goal in no time!

Thanks for being a part of the team, Lisa, and we look forward to working with you in 2016!

To learn more about Lisa or donate to her TMP campaign, click here.


Important Marine Corps Marathon Dates!

Important Marine Corps Marathon Dates!

A timeline of important dates

Added February 6, 2016

Bookmark this page to make sure you are staying on track for the Marine Corps Marathon. This timeline includes important dates to keep in mind such as important TMP registration and fundraising deadlines, information about the marathon, and other information related to the team.

Click here to view timeline.

New Team Member: Dale Larson!

New Team Member: Dale Larson!

We'd like to welcome Dale to the team!

Added February 5, 2016

Dale is the Manager of the Warrior Support Team—West, which serves dinner each week to the Wounded Warrior Battalion at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. The Warrior Support Team is an outreach program of MarineParents.com, Inc. that provides support and services to wounded and ill military service members and their families.

This year, Dale will be participating in several half marathons as a member of TMP. As part of his recovery from cancer last year, Dale has set a personal goal of completing at least one half marathon per month, and so far he is right on track! We would like to thank you, Dale, for all you do for MarineParents.com.

To learn more about Dale or donate to his TMP campaign, click here.


TMP Registration is now open!

Team Marine Parents Registration is Now Open!

Added February 2, 2016

2016 registration for Team Marine Parents is now open. Raising awareness and funds for a grassroots organization starts on a grassroots level; it starts with YOU. If you enjoy running or competing in athletic events, encouraging communities to engage in troop support activities, and raising money for a good cause, then TMP is a great fit for you.

Also, if you are planning on running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, consider running with TMP. We have 50 charity partner bibs and we can reserve one for you!

Click here to learn more.


TeamMarineParents is a 2016 Marine Corps Charity Partner

Team Marine Parents is a 2016 Marine Corps Charity Partner

Added February 2, 2016

Since 2013, Team Marine Parents (TMP) has been a USMC Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) charity partner. Through charity partners such as TMP, thousands of individuals from around the country have the opportunity to compete in the MCM while raising funds in support of a personal cause. TMP is excited to announce that we have been approved as a 2016 charity partner!

Click here to learn more.


Turkey Trot 10K and Mile

 

Turkey Trot 10K and Mile

Added November 16, 2015

This Saturday, November 21, 2015, will see the running of the Marine Corps Marathon's "Turkey Trot 10k and Mile." The run, which will take place in Quantico, Virginia, will begin at 8:30 am. According to the Marine Corps Marathon's Facebook page, "The Turkey Trot 10K, for runners ages 8 and older, features a final calorie burning, waist-slimming opportunity before the holiday indulgence. The kids' version offers a mad dash for runners ages 9 and under.

Click here to view the slideshow!


Team Marine Parents MCM Slideshow

 

Team Marine Parents MCM Slideshow

Added November 6, 2015

The weekend of October 25 saw tens of thousands of runners, Marines, and supporters come together in Washington, D.C., to participate in the running of The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and its associated events from October 23-25, 2015.

This year, Team Marine Parents had 30 runners participate in the "People's Marathon," and together they raised almost $16,000 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

If you are interested in participating in the 2016 MCM, or would like to cheer on our runners next year, follow the TMP Facebook page to be the first to know when bibs are available and to keep up on all things Team Marine Parents.

Click here to view the slideshow!


Congratulations TMP Runners!
Image info: TMP members who attended the dinner the night before the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon.

 

Congratulations TMP Runners!

Added October 30, 2015

This past weekend saw tens of thousands of runners, Marines, and supporters come together in Washington, D.C., to participate in the running of "The People's Marathon" and its associated events from October 23-25, 2015.

This year, Team Marine Parents (TMP) had 30 runners participate in the Marine Corps Marathon and together they raised almost $16,000 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Our largest fundraisers were Team #RunwithMarineMoMs, who raised $1,800 for TMP, and runner Brendan Hughes was the first TMP runner to finish the race. We would like to thank all of our TMP runners for participating and for supporting our troops!

Click here to view more photos of TMP members in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read more about how our TMP runners did during the MCM.

Click here to view pictures and videos of the MCM from the Marine Corps' Facebook page.


Team Marine Parents at the Marine Corps Marathon

 

Team Marine Parents at the Marine Corps Marathon

Added October 22, 2015

The 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon is almost here! This Sunday, tens of thousands of runners, Marines, and supporters will come together in Washington, D.C., to participate in the running of "The People's Marathon" and its associated events from October 23-25, 2015.

This year, Team MarineParents (TMP) has 30 runners participating in the Marine Corps Marathon and together they have raised more than $15,700 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com. Our largest fundraisers were Team #RunwithMarineMoMs, who raised $1,800 for TMP. We would like to thank all of our TMP runners for participating and for supporting our troops!

Click here to read more


United Hairlines Wants to Win $10k for Warrior Support Team

Win $10,000 for the Warrior Support Team

Vote Once Each Day Through April 26

March 26, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a story about a group of stylists at United Hairlines in Chicago who recently held a fundraiser on our behalf and raised $2,700. Now, the same group has entered a contest to have the chance to win $10,000, which they will donate to our Warrior Support Team outreach program if they win. And we need you, the Marine Parents family, to help make that happen!

Click here to learn how to vote each day...

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We've got Marine Corps Marathon Bibs!

Buy Your Bib Through MarineParents.com for TMP Today!

March 12, 2015

For the third straight year, Team Marine Parents is a charity partner of the MCM, meaning you can buy a bib from us without having to go through the lottery process. This year we have 50 bibs available at a cost of $130 per bib.

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