Marine to run 100 miles around Ground Zero on Memorial Day weekend for wounded vets

NEW YORK CITY. This Memorial Day Weekend retired Marine Cpl. Brian Gallagher will be running 100 miles in less than 30 hours over May 26-27 around Ground Zero to raise $100,000 for wounded warriors and their families through three charities.

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I struggle to finish 5ks, running 100 miles in about 30 hours seems impossible, but Brian is undaunted. He says is motivated by the sacrifices his fellow warriors have made and raise awareness for the charity organizations that support . For full disclosure Brian is also the Director of Public Affairs for DRS Technologies and a friend of mine.

Brian’s been working his tail off the last year training for this race. If you are around Ground Zero this weekend give him a cheer and if you are able please support his effort through donations to Hundred Mile Marine or one of his charities listed below.

Thanks for your service Brian and for what you are about to do.

Brian’s charities are the National Memorial & Museum dedicated to remembering those who died that day and those that gave their lives during the rescue attempts, the Sergeant Dakota Meyer Scholarship, and the DH Project both these group help wounded warfighters and their families. For more information on these three organizations, please visit their websites:,, and

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