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Pensacola Marathon Donates to Wounded Warrior Project

Pensacola Marathon Donates $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

Brad King and Alan Moses Receive Donation as Part of Fundraiser

Over six months ago, Brad King and Alan Moses began training for the Pensacola Marathon as an effort to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.  They did not run in normal running attire, rather they ran the 26.2 marathon while wearing a 50 lb. ruck sack and military boots.  The pair rose over $9,000 for their effort at the 2012 Pensacola Marathon.

The Pensacola Marathon and Pensacola Sports Association are pleased to announce it will donate $1,000 to their effort, pushing them over the $10,000 threshold.

“What these young men did was nothing short of remarkable,” commented Ray Palmer, Executive Director of the Pensacola Sports Association, the management organization of the Pensacola Marathon.  “The event saw record growth this year and this was one aspect of the race, I believe, that contributed to the success.  This is our small way of saying thank you and congratulations to these guys for what they did.”

The Pensacola Marathon, a Boston Marathon Qualifier, saw a record field of more than 1,900 entrants for the race.

Additional on-course support for King and Moses came in the form of the Phat Girlz, a local Pensacola women’s running group.  Members from the club each “sponsored” a mile in which they ran a similar weighted pack alongside both men.

The pair plans to continue to run various events and challenges to raise the awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.  Their goal is to reach $30,000.

People can continue to contribute to the fundraiser by visiting the events website at or by e-mailing Brad King at

The Wounded Warrior Project is a not-for-profit whose mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.  They rely on this type of fundraiser and many more to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct program and services to meet the needs of injured service members

For more information on the Pensacola Marathon, contact Jason Libbert with the Pensacola Sports Association at 434-2800 or e-mail

For more information on Brad King’s and Alan Moses’s fundraising efforts and to make a donation, contact Brad King at

See attached several photos of the check presentation and from the Pensacola Marathon. (Pictured from left to right: Charlie Sherrill, PSA President, Brad King, Alan Moses, Ray Palmer)

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