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Why We Run

PFC Kyle Marshall Farr The Race For A Soldier - Gig Harbor Half Marathon is more than a run through the scenic Pacific Northwest. This is a race run for hope, for support and a better future for the men and women that serve our country. This is a race founded by a brave woman, who lost a brave son, who proudly served our nation. A brave son whose life was cut short, like too many of our soldiers today.

As heavy as this burden might seem, as monumental as this epidemic is, we believe we can make a difference. The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation knows that our soldiers need our help and believes we can change the tide. Communities can make a difference in the fight to stop this epidemic and The Race For A Soldier - Gig Harbor Half Marathon is our anchor of hope, our way to show support and raise awareness and a chance to raise valuable funds that will ensure more soldiers get the help they need before it's too late.

With the help of countless volunteers, family and friends of The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation, a half marathon contested in Gig Harbor, WA was started in the fall of 2011. It wildly exceeded expectations, drawing an average of 1,500 runners in the first three years. In that same time, more than $200,000 has been contributed to organizations helping soldiers and their families recover from war and readjust to life back home.

When you support this race - whether you run, walk, volunteer, donate, simply watch or all of the above - you are making a difference in the lives our brave soldiers and their families. You are showing your support and your belief, making this a brighter future for all soldiers, their families and our community. No longer can we wait to act. The race is on and we can win it together!

In Honor of PFC Kyle Marshall Farr

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