Run As One is held in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon, Mission Continues Fellow, Wounded Warrior Project Alum, and avid sportsman, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. Clay was an active participant in many veteran organizations and the event serves as a celebration of the networks that empower, unite, and enrich the lives of veterans. It is a symbol of leadership, action, and collaboration across the veteran landscape globally and within our local communities.
Run as One began in 2012 as an attempt to bring previously hostile tribes in South Sudan together for healthy competition off the battlefield and has grown into a collaborative global event. When Clay passed, we realized we needed to forge a stronger community – both with veterans and civilians. Today, Run As One takes place in hundreds of cities around the country. It is an opportunity to establish and renew bonds with our brothers and sisters in our partner organizations and communities. So run. Run fast. Run slow. Run as a team. Appreciate and live the greater meaning of today. Shared purpose and hard work towards a common goal builds the strongest communities, so run together, run as one.