New Year, New You: How to Support your Fitness Goals and the Coast Guard this Year
The New Year is a great time to commit to an exercise regime. Research shows that habits made during new chapters in our lives -- such as a new year – have a higher chance of sticking. The research also shows that having a strong internal motivation for the change also increases your success. Because we want you to succeed as much as we want to support Coast Guard members, we present three opportunities for you to run, walk, and work out to support the U.S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation in 2022.
Coast Guard Foundation Run to Remember: Although technically called a run, we encourage participants to walk, run or workout to remember those lost in service to their country through this special fundraiser. Throughout the year, individual Run to Remember events are held across the country near Coast Guard units and bases, to honor and remember the service’s Fallen Heroes and raise support for tragedy assistance programs. We also host nationwide virtual events for Memorial Day in May and Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day in September, and all are invited to participate where you live and work. The primary means to support this event is a $27 t-shirt fundraiser. Pre-order sales can be placed now with an expected ship date of Feb. 21. Run to Remember t-shirts can be ordered year-round thanks to our Run to Remember corporate sponsor, Leidos.
Coast Guard Marathon: The inaugural in-person Coast Guard Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be held March 3-5 in Elizabeth City, N.C. This race series was created in collaboration with the Coast Guard and Base Elizabeth City and is open to both military and non-military participants as the first Coast Guard-sanctioned road race. The 2022 race can be completed in-person or as a virtual activity, and registered participants are eligible to receive a race t-shirt, bib and finisher’s medal.
USCG Aviation Workout to Remember: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CG-6535 memorial workout of the day. The event is held annually on Feb. 28 to honor the four Coast Guard aviators who died when helicopter CG-6535 crashed in Mobile, Ala. in 2012. The workout now remembers all Coast Guard aviators who have passed away service to our Nation. Participants raise support for the Fallen Heroes Scholarship program by collecting donations, purchasing a special t-shirt, and completing the workout. This year, the Workout to Remember is partnering with Humble Beginnings Coffee to offer a pre-workout coffee roast, available now. The workout plan is detailed in the video clip above, and you can purchase a t-shirt to support the cause.