Inspiration from Team Marine Parents

On our inspiration page, you'll find Training and Finish Line stories from our participants. Congratulations and Ooh Rah shout-outs are strongly encouraged. The net result: INSPIRATION! Read our stories and be inspired!


TMP's Matt Parker and Marianne Tullis at the Bataan Memorial Death March

TMP's Matt Parker and Marianne Tullis at the Bataan Memorial Death March

Congrats Matt, Marianne, and family!

Added March 20, 2016.
Matt Parker and Marianne Tullis completed the Bataan Memorial Death March on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Marianne says, "...there is a reason they give you 13 hours to finish!" Take a look at the tough course in Marianne's photos below!

Matt tackled the full marathon with his youngest sister Jill and Marianne did the half plus (14.2) with Matt's oldest sister, Vicki.

Marianne goes on to say:

"We are all four race veterans, but this was the most grueling...but most rewarding race ever!"

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2014 MCM

2014 Marine Corps Marathon

TMP Has Another Successful MCM

September 29, 2012
We would like to thank all of our Team Marine Parents and TMP supporters for helping make the 2014 racing season a success! Months of hard work, determination, and blood, sweat, and tears culminated Sunday, October 26, in the 39th running of the Marine Corps, or "People's", Marathon.

As an official 2014 MCM charity partner, we had the opportunity to operate an informational booth Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, where we were able to provide information on our various outreach programs to anyone who was interested. We were also fortunate to have 17 volunteers come out to help us run the booth and make sure things went smoothly.

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2012 Boot Camp Challenge

2012 Boot Camp Challenge

Mejia Family Supports TMP

September 29, 2012
On September 29, 2012, Susan Mejia, her husband Art, and her son, Dominic, were joined by Art's sister, Veronica, and her husband, John, as they competed to honor Sue and Art's older son, Justin, a Marine who went through boot camp in San Diego. Their goal was to raise $1,250 for Operation Prayers and Letters™, which sent hand-written cards and letters to wounded and injuredtroops across the country.

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2nd Annual Lance Corporal Leon B. Deraps Memorial Run/Walk/Ride

2nd Annual Lance Corporal Leon B. Deraps Memorial Run/Walk/Ride

Marine Parents Staff Supports Fallen Heroes

May 8, 2010
In the spring of 2010, staff of MarineParents.com formed their very own team to participate on behalf of Team Marine Parents™ and accomplish a two-part mission—to raise money and awareness for the Lance Corporal Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Foundation and to get involved in the community and support a local event by walking in the 2nd Annual Lance Corporal Leon B. Deraps Memorial Run/Walk/Ride on May 8, 2010.

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2009 Team Marine Parents run Marine Corps Marathon

2009 Marine Corps Marathon

Successful Race Day Nets over $8,000 in Donations

November 9, 2009
In 2009, a grand total of $8,807 was raised on behalf of MarineParents.com's outreach programs by 21 enthusiastic Team Marine Parents™ participants from several different states across the nation. The furthest distance traveled by a TMP participant to compete in the Marine Corps Marathon was more than 2,500 miles from Seattle Washington—about as far away from Washington D.C. as you can get!

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Lakefront Marathon Milwaukee

Marine Mom Runs Lakefront Marathon

Her Son is Her Inspiration and Testimony

October 12, 2009
On October 4th, 2009 Marine Mom Nancy Norcisa was the lone Team Marine Parents™ participant at the Lakefront Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nancy trained all summer for the race and ran to raise money for Marine Parents' Care Package Project™ outreach program.

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The Jerabek Challenge

4th Annual Jerabek Challenge

August 9, 2008
On Saturday, August 8th, 2009, Team Marine Parents™ participated in the 4th Annual Jerabek Memorial Challenge in Hobart, Wisconsin. The rainy weather could not dampen spirits nor keep the participants away. The dedicated members of this Team collectively raised nearly $4,500 for Marine Parents outreach programs, including The Care Package Project™, Purple Heart Hero Support™, and Operation PAL™. The Wisconsin Gold Star families in attendance were given gold star shaped helium balloons to release if they chose to.

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Marine Moms Run Amuck at Quantico and Camp Pendleton

Marine Moms Run Amuck

Quantico and Camp Pendleton Hold Mud Runs

July 20, 2009
In the summer of 2009, four Marine Moms competed in two "mud runs" and collectively raised over $2,800 for Marine Parents' outreach programs. Additionally, all four ladies exceeded their fundraising goals!

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2008 Marine Corps Marathon

2008 Marine Corps Marathon

Participants Raise more than $3,500

October 27, 2008
Team Marine Parents™ participated in the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon/10K. We had a few full marathon runners, several 10K runners, and even hand-cyclist Lance Corporal Joe Lopez on our team! Together the team raised more than $3,500 to support the outreach programs of MarineParents.com: The Care Package Project™, Operation PAL™ and Purple Heart Hero Support™.

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The Jerabek Challenge

3rd Annual Jerabek Challenge

August 9, 2008
On Saturday August 9th, 2008, Team Marine Parents™ participated in the Jerabek Memorial Challenge in Hobart Wisconsin.

The atmosphere was electric. Music played as folks enjoyed the decked out vehicles with custom paint jobs. There was a semi truck honoring Vietnam Veterans, a racecar honoring the fallen, a Marine Corps pace vehicle, a hot little red convertible with the USMC emblem on it, a recruiting humvee and of course all the Rolling Thunder motorcycles.

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TMP AT THE MCM 2006

2006 Marine Corps Marathon

Participants Raise more than $7000 in Donations for the Care Package Project

October 29, 2006
In 2006, 46-year-old Kim Neely was joined by 20-year-old Corporal Neil Schalk, USMC, a purple heart recipient from Wisconsin, and Stephanie Valle, a Marine Fiancee, as they ran on behalf of Team Marine Parents™ on October 29, 2006, for the 31st running of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.

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Boot Camp Challenge

2004 Bootcamp Challenge

Participants Raise over $600 in Donations for the MarineParents.com website

October 2, 2004
The MarineParents.com team, consisting of 3 women (2 Marine moms and a Marine wife), competed in the first-ever Bootcamp Challenge in 2004! It was a fun and furious 3-mile course featuring obstacles used only by Marine Recruits at the Marine Recruit Depots. Our team received "encouragement" along the way at each obstacle from MCRD Drill Instructors.

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