Why I Run: Megan’s Story

 Why do you run?

One of the Travis Mills Foundation Team’s favorite aspects of the Miles for Mills Memorial Day 5K is the stories of runners, walkers and handcyclists about why they run this particular race.

 For many, it’s personal.

Megan’s Story

Rome, ME resident and Travis Mills Foundation Program Coordinator Megan Cormier runs for those who are not able to run and are no longer with us.

“I run Miles for Mills for the servicemen and women who are not counted in the death toll of war but are certainly a casualty of war. I run for those men and women who have lost the battles to their demons and I think they should be recognized on a day that we recognize all past service men and women,” Megan said

Like many families who live and work in a military community, Megan also knows a Gold Star Families who have unfortunately lost a husband, wife, mom, dad, son, or daughter due to the casualties of war and she says that is another motivation for her to run the Miles for Mills Memorial Day Weekend 5K.

The 12th annual Miles for Mills Memorial Day 5K, presented by New Balance Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 28 at Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Registration is $35.

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About the Travis Mills Foundation

The Travis Mills Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports post 9/11 veterans who experienced life changing injuries while in service to our country. The Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat offers our nation’s recalibrated veterans and their families a week-long, barrier free, all expenses-paid experience at its world-class retreat in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine. It offers various programs that help these brave men and women overcome physical and emotional obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. The Foundation also offers the Warrior PATHH Program (Progressive & Alternative Training for Helping Heroes) for combat veterans and first responders, the nation’s first of its kind program designed to cultivate and facilitate post-traumatic growth. Learn more >>>