Founder of LEAP Foundation DC participating in three marathons for charity: Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, Army Ten-Miler, and Marine Corps Marathon.
WASHINGTON, DC (MMD Newswire) October 10, 2013 — Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder of the LEAP Foundation DC and LEAP, LLC, is giving his running shoes a workout this month by participating in three marathons for charity. In addition to participating in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Cleveland on October 6, Dr. Lawrence is running in two events in Washington, DC hosted by our nation’s military.
On October 20, he’ll run the famed “Ten-Miler” for the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. The ten-mile race is the second largest such event in the country, with 22,000 finishers last year. As a former Army physician in hospitals around the world, Dr. Lawrence is proud to be a part of the Ten-Miler, which seeks to build community relations for the U.S. Army, as well as bolster spirit within the corps. Dr. Lawrence has personally seen the impact that events like the Ten-Miler have on bolstering the spirits of both troops and civilians.
He will also be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27 in Arlington, Virginia as part of the Semper Fi Fund team. The team has set a $775,000 fundraising goal to help wounded members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Having personally conducted several field rescues where he cared for victims of trauma, Dr. Lawrence believes in the mission of the Semper Fi Fund. Semper Fi is short for “Semper Fidelis,” which means “Always Faithful.” Dr. Lawrence feels this is the perfect phrase to capture the spirit of the U.S. military.
Both events will add to the total 4,600 miles Dr. Lawrence has logged since running his first marathon in 2011. Through his tracker, he is able to carefully monitor his progress, reaching numerous milestones along the way. The tracker informs Dr. Lawrence that 4,600 miles equates to 687,707 burned calories. These major accomplishments help motivate him to look forward to the next marathon.
“I track my steps using Adidas’s miCoach app,” says Dr. Lawrence. “Recently, the app informed me that I’ve run the length of the Great Wall of China. That puts it all in perspective.”
A former military physician, Dr. Lawrence believes his commitment to physical activity sets a positive example. In addition to connecting medical professionals with the best jobs for them, Dr. Lawrence also regularly works to educate underserved communities on the importance of fitness to health and well-being. By remaining active in marathons, he’s able to present a positive example to the community.
In order to inspire and motivate others, Dr. Lawrence regularly posts updates on his progress as a runner through his Twitter profile. To follow Dr. Lawrence as he attempts to run the length of the world, follow him at https://twitter.com/runclaytonrun.