Get ready for the 4th Annual Ripley Race.
If you don't know about Colonel Ripley, go here and learn about an amazing Marine (and the first Marine to be inducted into the US Army Hall of Fame).
The Race is a 5k (there is a 1k fun run for kids) throughout Annapolis with an after-party at Fado. All proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund which goes along with the Ripley Race Mission: WE BELIEVE THAT AS CITIZENS, WE SHARE AN OBLIGATION TO TAKE CARE OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN, TO HONOR THE SACRIFICES THEY HAVE MADE. OUR MISSION IS TO STEP IN WHERE GOVERNMENT LEAVES OFF.
I encourage those who can’t be in Annapolis to form their own team, sign up for the race and run on behalf of this charity, and in the spirit of a great man who gave his all – for all. Sign up is here: http://www.active.com/10k-race/annapolis-md/4th-annual-john-ripley-memorial-race-2012
If you can't run the race, sponsor a team, or support in other ways, you can donate to the US Naval Institute team here. Any amount is greatly appreciated and honors the memory of Colonel Ripley.