Alexis was inspired to #RunWithTheMarines in 2012 when her husband ran the MCM and she cheered him on from the sidelines. They will run the new MCM50K together.
When he first left the Marine Corps, Jared McGowen faced a lot of challenges while transitioning to civilian life, as many veterans do. Now, his main purpose is writing and speaking about overcaming obstacles by applying his military experiences and training to build the life he always dreamed of having.
"The one-mile distance events are a way to create moments of shared joy and accomplishment for families with their young runners," says MCM Director Rick Nealis. "They are also intended for individuals, who might otherwise be hesitant about running, to start down that path with a 'feel good' experience."