Each year, both Native and non-Native members of Team Running Strong come together from across the country to run or walk 26.2 miles for the future of Native American youths. Team Running Strong is a charity partner in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 27.
Team Running Strong offers a guaranteed spot in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon, which sold out in record time of 2 hours and 41 minutes last year. Also, with Team Running Strong, all participants take part in an honoring ceremony and reception held at the National Museum of the American Indian with teammates, friends, family and Mills, a South Dakota native and Olympic gold medalist.
Leading up to the event all participants receive training and fundraising support, including a personal webpage, advice from the Running Strong staff and training tips from Mills.