Guarantee your 2017 Marine Corps Marathon race slot by registering with Team Hire Heroes USA! By joining our team, you will directly support our mission of providing career coaching to military members, veterans and military spouses. Join Hire Heroes USA for “The People’s Marathon” on October 22 in Washington, D.C.
Perks of running with Team Hire Heroes USA:
- 40 fantastic teammates to encourage you along the way
- Hotel block rate at the Key Bridge Marriott, which is within walking distance of the starting line
- A branded team race jersey to wear on the course
- Team pre-race pasta dinner
- Running tips throughout your training
- Fundraising support
- Knowing that your fundraising efforts will help veterans find employment!
“I need a 2017 Marine Corps Marathon race bib.”
By registering with Team Hire Heroes USA, you commit to raising $700 by August 1, 2017 to support veterans and military spouses in their job search. This amount covers the cost of 14 veterans receiving a professional resume that communicates their military experience in civilian terms, or 70 veterans receiving career counseling to help them navigate the civilian employment landscape. You will also be responsible for paying the standard $160 race registration fee.
“I already have a race bib but want to run with Team Hire Heroes USA.”
If you already have a race bib but would like to run with Team Hire Heroes USA, please select “I already have a bib” during registration. This option adds you to Team Hire Heroes USA but does not include your Marine Corps Marathon bib, as you have designated that you already have one. Once you reach the minimum fundraising commitment of $250, you will receive a Hire Heroes USA race jersey, access to the pre-race pasta dinner, and other team perks. A $25 tax-deductible donation is required upfront to secure your individual Hire Heroes USA fundraising webpage.
“Virtual running is my preferred method of cardio.”
If “virtual running” is more your speed, you can register to fundraise for Hire Heroes USA and receive a race jersey when you meet the minimum fundraising amount of $150. A $25 tax-deductible donation is required upfront to secure your individual Hire Heroes USA fundraising webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How does a charity bib work?
A: Each runner who registers for a bib will receive an individual fundraising page, pre-written emails and social media messages (if you wish to use them), fundraising ideas and tips, training tips, and support throughout your fundraising journey.
Q: What is my deadline for meeting the minimum fundraising amount?
A: The deadline for raising the minimum amount is August 1, 2017. A staff member at Hire Heroes USA will connect with you periodically before and after this date to offer guidance and assistance.
Q: Once I have met the fundraising goal, how do I get my race bib?
A: You will receive a link via email with a passcode where you can claim your bib. You will receive a confirmation email from the Marine Corps Marathon shortly after.
Q: What percentage of the funds raised supports Hire Heroes USA’s mission?
A: Corporate sponsors have generously covered administrative costs of this event, so 100% of the money you raise will benefit our mission to empower transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.
Q: Will my donors receive a tax receipt for their donation to my campaign?
A: Yes, all donors who make a credit card transaction through your fundraising page will be emailed a receipt. Donors who contribute via other payment methods will receive a tax letter in the mail.
Q: When will I receive my race shirt?
A: Race shirts and swag bags will be distributed at the pre-race pasta dinner.
Q: When will I receive the information for the race weekend?
A: Once you have officially registered for the race, both Hire Heroes USA and the Marine Corps Marathon will send information regarding race weekend logistics and updates.
Q: Will there be a meetup for Team Hire Heroes USA runners before the race?
A: Yes! The pre-race pasta dinner will be held the night before the race. This is where you will meet your teammates in person, carb load, and get your swag bag and race shirt.
Q: What if I do not meet my minimum fundraising amount by the deadline?
A: Most fundraisers are able to meet their goals by the deadline, and we will be here to support you at every step of the way. If you haven’t met your minimum fundraising amount by the deadline, a member of our team will contact you to discuss next steps.
Q: What if my plans change and I’m not able to participate in the race?
A: Race slot transfers and deferments are available only through the Marine Corps Marathon. Hire Heroes USA does not have the authority to transfer or defer your bib. Once you receive your bib confirmation, you will need to complete the transfer / deferment form on the Marine Corps Marathon website. The race slot transfer is only available for your bib. You will still be responsible for fulfilling your fundraising commitment to Hire Heroes USA.
Q: Is the registration fee refundable or deferrable?
A: The race registration fee is nonrefundable per the Marine Corps Marathon registration form.