Freedom Run USA – Jamie Summerlin Speaks to ALMBS

On March 26, 2012, Jamie Summerlin, a US Marine Corps veteran, started an improbable cross-country journey. In order to honor our Military Veterans, and raise funds for West Virginia-based Operation Welcome Home, a veteran’s facility “For Veterans, By Veterans”, he would run coast to coast beginning in Coos Bay, Oregon. After 100 days, 10 pairs of running shoes, and 3,452 miles, Jamie completed his journey in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, becoming one of the few individuals in history to complete a true Ocean to Ocean run across America.

Jamie resides in Morgantown WV with his wife Tiffany, and two children Nicholas & Shayna. He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Operation Welcome Home.

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Jamie Summerlin, Freedom Run USA, addresses ALMBS

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Jamie Summerlin Addresses ALMBS

Jamie Summerlin is 43 years old, and a Marine from West Virginia. His wife Tiffany is also a Marine, and they met in Iwakuni Japan while stationed there together in 1995. He resides in Morgantown with her and their two children, Nicholas and Shayna. Jamie ran his first marathon in November of 2009, at the Suntrust Richmond Marathon in Virginia, having been encouraged by a close friend and former coworker, Jason Thomas.

Having never run longer than 11 miles non-stop in his life, he took upon himself the challenge, and began following a strict 5 month training program that led to a 3:31:02 race time. It was a life changing experience for him, and started putting in motion the thoughts that there were even greater challenges out there to overcome.

His first Ultra Marathon, the Frozen Sasquatch 50K, was run 2 months later through snow and mountainous terrain, and he was hooked.

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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