Marine Corps Marathon

Seabee Turned Chaplain Runs in Gratitude for the Society

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso At that moment when Navy Seabee David Jones was deciding whether to re-enlist or leave the Navy, he sat down for a conversation with his chief warrant officer. “He was a salty, [...]

From Different Paths, MCM Runners Come Together to Support Sailors and Marines

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Some are racing against themselves, looking to beat their personal records. Others are just hoping to finish the race. Some are running alone, others with a partner. Some have run many races, [...]

Marine Wife and Marine Make Time for Marathon with Four Kids

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Back in 2001 when Kim Allison’s husband Brett reported to his first duty station, Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, NC, the couple had a newborn and Kim was looking [...]

What Started as Obligations Became Labors of Love for CPO Runner and Volunteer

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso What started out as a collateral duty to enhance his performance evaluation unexpectedly became a labor of love for Chief Petty Officer Ken Zumwalt. In 2003 while he was stationed at NAS [...]

When This Marine Runs, She Never Runs Alone

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When she ran a recent half-marathon in Wisconsin, former Marine Melinda Smith-Swoboda wore on her body the name of a fallen hero—a servicemember who was killed in combat. She ran in honor [...]

Former Navy JAG Plans to Run Alongside Midshipman Niece in Marine Corps Marathon

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso This fall’s Marine Corps Marathon won’t be his first marathon, but it may be Doug Lareau’s most meaningful race because he’ll be running alongside his niece, Morgan Jung, a midshipman at the [...]

While Her Daughters Are Sleeping, Melanie Maheu Wakes Up at 4:30am to Run

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Every morning at 4:30, while her two young daughters are still sleeping, Melanie Maheu gets up to run. Her Marine husband wakes up the girls, helps them get dressed and feeds them [...]

Inspired to Reconnect with NMCRS After Chattanooga, Former Sailor Set to Run MCM

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso After a gunman killed four Marines and a Sailor at military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee in July, former Navy Officer Jeff Merrell went online to find a way to support their families. [...]

Your Support of the NMCRS Marine Corps Marathon Team Goes the Distance

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso For the second year, the Society was a Charity Sponsor for the Marine Corps Marathon, with 65 runners participating on Team NMCRS.  Our runners, many of whom trained for months for either the [...]

NMCRS MCM Team: While Marine Dad Served in Vietnam, Society Helped Mom and Six Boys

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso The oldest of six brothers whose father was a career Marine, Jim Kelly fondly remembers the help that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provided to his family decades ago. “I grew up [...]

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