Run Ranger Run 2024

RUN, WALK, AND BIKE 565 MILES FOR VETERANS THIS SEPTEMBER!

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Our Mission

RUN, WALK, AND BIKE 565 MILES FOR VETERANS THIS SEPTEMBER!

Join us from Sep. 3 through Oct. 3, 2024, for GallantFew’s Run Ranger Run. RRR is GallantFew’s fall Veteran fitness, awareness, and fundraising event created to honor and continue the mission of US Army Ranger Veteran Corporal Cory Smith. In 2012 Cory ran, walked, and biked 565 miles from Fort Moore, Ga., to his home in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cory’s objective was to educate the public on the difficult journey a soldier has to reintegrate back into civilian life. RRR continues the mission.

ABOUT RUN RANGER RUN

RANGER CORY SMITH'S STORY

In 2012, shortly after returning from his second deployment, U.S. Army Ranger Cory Smith took off on a 565-mile run from Fort Moore, Ga., to his hometown of Indianapolis. The goal of his 28-day journey was to bring awareness to the challenges many soldiers face when they return from service.

GallantFew was with Cory from the beginning and continues his legacy of service with Run Ranger Run. Funds raised during Run Ranger Run support Ranger education and employment counseling, mental health initiatives, and the Ranger Outreach Center in Columbus, GA.

Your Miles Will Change Lives

Run Ranger Run is designed to raise awareness and funds for Ranger veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life. Since 2010, GallantFew has provided more than 5,000 Veterans mental health counseling and mentorship, a proven method to support the Veteran transition from the military and reintegration into a civilian life full of hope and purpose.

Individuals and teams participate in RRR to tackle US Army Ranger Veteran Cory Smith’s 565-mile journey by running, walking, and biking from Sep. 3 through Oct. 3.

Participants register and track their progress online, so teammates do not all have to be located in the same area. Participants can remember a fallen, wounded, or active military member by naming their team in honor of that person.

One hundred percent of all funds raised during RRR support GallantFew’s mission in creating more veteran counselors to provide mental health counseling to veterans.

Ranger Tom Block - 2024 Run Ranger Run Chairman

Ten years after being named the Army Times Soldier of the Year, Army Ranger Veteran Sgt. Tom Block is again taking the spotlight as GallantFew's 2024 Run Ranger Run Chairman.

While the native Minnesotan now calls New Hampshire home, Tom has not lost his desire to continue to support Rangers and their families through his work with Ranger charities.

"We are fortunate to have Tom as our lead advocate for September's Run Ranger Run," Executive Director Karl Monger said. "Tom represents the best characteristic that we are continuing to see with GWOT Veterans: the desire to stay connected and give back to the active duty force."

Tom wrestled in college at Minnesota State at Mankato and is a lover of all things "iron" related. When asked by Run Ranger Run Director Matt Michals to serve as the chairman for GallantFew's signature annual event supporting U.S. Army Rangers after learning the backstory of Cory Smith's 545-mile journey in 2012, Block responded, "Sure, I could use some cardio."

Run Ranger Run begins Sep. 3. Over the course of 31 days leading to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the 75th Ranger Regiment and 3rd Ranger Battalions, participants with commit to logging 545 miles as an individual or a team just like Ranger Cory Smith. Along the journey, participants raise funds that directly support GallantFew's connecting, coaching, and counseling of U.S. Army Rangers at the Ranger Outreach Center in Columbus, Ga.

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