Jamie Summerlin Speaks to ALMBS
If anyone can run the distance, it’s Marine veteran Jamie Summerlin. His passion for running and empathy for fellow veterans inspired him in March 2012 to embark on a 3,452 mile, 100 day cross country journey that began in Coos Bay, Oregon, and ended in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His trek across 16 states and the District of Columbia, detailed in his book Freedom Run, not only raised money for national and local organizations whose mission is to assist veterans, but it inspired communities and veterans alike to Dream Big and find ways to support the United States Military and those who have served our country so bravely.
Jim Ryun, former U.S. Congressman, 3-time Olympian and world record holder, calls Freedom Run a captivating book that is the story about the true American spirit; U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says Summerlin’s book shows all of us that we can each do more.
Summerlin was recognized as one of the 55 Great Things in WV by the WV State Journal in 2012 and was most recently featured in Morgantown Magazine.
He serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Operation Welcome Home, a Veterans facility in Morgantown, and is also an inspirational speaker for business and professional organizations, schools, veteran groups and the running community.
He and his wife, Tiffany, also a Marine Corps veteran, reside in Morgantown with their two children, Nicholas and Shayna.