Run for Joe
Join the 10th Annual Run For Joe VIRTUAL OR ONSITE MARATHON on June 6, 2021 along with the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. We hope you will join us in Running for Joe and raising money to support the Captain Joseph House Foundation.
In addition to the full marathon, there is a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and even a Kids Marathon. You can even form your own 5-person relay teams.
Are you ready to participate as we celebrate our 10th Annual Run for Joe Marathon? This event was created by CPT Joseph Schultz’s former ChiPsi Fraternity brothers and other friends from the University of Oregon. In remembering Joseph and his death, they decided to honor him by planning an event where they could gather, share memories, grieve and run till it hurt (because Joseph hurt for them).
Enthusiasm to participate in this marathon event grew and reached Joseph’s Special Forces team still in Afghanistan. They too wanted to participate and to remember, honor and support Captain Joseph House on behalf of all three of their team soldiers: Joseph, Marty, Aaron and Hunter (soldier German Shepherd). Timing is everything! The team, barely back from Afghanistan, had time to drop their duffels at home in Ft. Bragg, NC, hug and kiss their families, pack their running gear, gather Gene (survivor and still healing) and fly west to California in time to register for the Big Sur Marathon. Every one of the team ran full marathons that day.
Runners are “leading from the front” in the Run for Joe Virtual or Onsite Marathon. You too can “lead from the front” with your sponsorship and be proud to know you have contributed to bringing Families to this unique, one of a kind house for Gold Star Families. Honoring Fallen Heroes means caring for their Families left behind.
It’s been an honor to be involved in Run For Joe since the inception 10 years ago. What began as a way to channel our collective grief into action, has evolved into an annual tradition to honor Joe’s memory and support the incredible foundation in his name. For his group of college friends, the success of this ongoing event is a testament to our belief in his mother’s tireless work in caring for the Families of the Fallen, and to the lasting friendships he made at the University of Oregon.
College Friend/Board Director
“The Run for Joe is a great way to culminate and express the whole range of emotion we might feel when we think about Joseph, the community and the great people and progress associated with the Captain Joseph House Foundation. A physical test is a great thing to apply our focus towards, but also the camaraderie and energy from those who participate and appreciate helping Gold Star Families.
All the best,
Chi Psi Brother / Board Director