The National Hospice Foundation is an Official Charity of the Marine Corps Marathon

For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2011

Registration for this Premier Race Opens Tomorrow and Will Close Very Quickly

(Alexandria, VA) –  On October 30, 2011, the streets of Arlington, VA and Washington, DC will be filled with thousands of runners for the 35th Marine Corps Marathon.  A team of about 30 Run to Remember runners will be running in memory of their loved ones, raising money for NHF and local hospices of their choice.

Registration for the general public opens tomorrow, February 23, and will likely close within days.

Program director Stuart Lazarus, who works closely with the team, says, “Every year, we have group of amazing runners for this race. We expect this year’s team to be bigger than ever. If you have ever thought of challenging yourself with a marathon, this is the race to aim for! It’s a notoriously good course for beginners, but it’s beloved by experienced marathoners as well. You will receive a great deal of support and encouragement from us as you train and fundraise. We guarantee a truly memorable and fulfilling experience!”

Team members are provided with

  • A high-tech  Run to Remember running shirt suitable for race day, printed with the name of  loved one(s) on the back
  • Full online training and fundraising support
  • An individual fundraising web page to customize with a photograph and a story, to make fundraising easy
  • The opportunity to direct 50% of fundraising efforts to the local hospice program of their choice
  • Weekly emails packed with fundraising tips, training advice, inspirational support, and encouraging experiences to keep you on the path to marathon success
  • On-course cheering and race-day support
  • Pre-race reception

To register, follow these steps:

  1. Register for the Marine Corps Marathon.
  2. Register with Run to Remember
  3. Email Stuart Lazarus and let him know that you are registered for the Marine Corps Marathon and are on the NHF Run to Remember team. 

Hospices wishing to put together a team to participate with the larger Run to Remember effort are most welcome to contact Stuart Lazarus to find out how. He loves to work with hospices to recruit and motivate large groups of runners.