3 COR Warrior Raffle Prize Winners

Hey Everyone!

As you all have been waiting for, here are the winners from the 3 COR Warrior Virtual Run. As a reminder, in order to be entered you had to register and pay by June 4, 2017!

Winners will be contacted this week regarding their prize. If you haven’t gotten a medal yet and would like one, they are still available for $10 each HERE!

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Throwback Thursday

When we decided to do a Virtual run we honestly didn’t know how big it would be so we decided to “shoot for the stars” by ordering 2000 medals. Yes, you read right 2000 MEDALS! To date we have sold 400 medals which is truly awesome but we still have a goal to sell the remaining 1600 whether it takes 1 month, 6 months or even a year, we just want to sell these medals because it will help these three families TREMENDOUSLY!

For those of you that have signed up, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! These medals were made with love, support and with the idea we are a family that come together during hard times. I know personally, that Ellie and Kym love seeing all these photos and feeling the love and support from each of you!

For those of you that are still on the fence about signing up below is a short recap of what we have done thus far for the #3CORWarriors

Here is a map showing where everyone has signed up thus far (that is 400 people between US and Canada)! Can we get all 50 States filled?

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What states don’t we have someone registered in yet? ONLY 12 STATES!

  • New Mexico
  • Kansas
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Alabama
  • West Virginia
  • Deleware
  • Maine

But lets not stop there… let’s get people registered from other countries

  • England
  • Sweden
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • India
  • …list goes on and on

How much have we raised with this virtual run? To date we have raised roughly $8000 from selling these medals. Remember that $5 of each entry goes back to the cost of the medals whatever is left goes to these girls. If you choose to register and donate more awesome, anything over the $5 will go to the fund. Make sure when you register you do this as a friends and family so that PayPal cost won’t be taken out.

REGISTER HERE!

How many miles have been ran thus far for these girls? Well, as of today (May 25, 2017) there has been 486.69 miles  with accumulate activity time of 310:11:18 and counting!

This all so amazing!! Don’t forget to register by June 4 to be entered into some awesome prizes. Speaking of prizes, make sure you check out the list of prizes we have thus far!

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me rachel.hillary@gmail.com. Please note, I will be traveling to Liverpool this week for a race (May 25-May 29) and won’t be checking email until my return. So if you don’t hear back from me right away that is why!

Cheers!

Thankful Thursday by Ellie Rotter

This week I asked Elizabeth Rotter, one of the survivors from the accident if she would like to post something, especially after she finished walking the Spartan Sprint Sunday. She was only cleared a month ago which is crazy but awesome! Read below her recap from this past weekend at the Spartan Super and Sprint in Fort Carson.

This past weekend stands out far beyond I have ever experienced on any Spartan Race grounds in my whole OCR participation! After all the outreach, care, concern, care packages, cards, and visits while in and out of being at Craig Hospital, this past Fort Carson weekend surpasses engulfment of love from SO many people! 
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Laughter and joyful tears started with my best friend Jessica’s coming to town from Arizona, since the last time I was suppose to see her was three month ago to race Spartan Arizona. This was an overdue delayed/postponed race weekend to spend time together and catching up in person prior to being on the race grounds in the Springs.
Saturday’s events started once we stepped into the festival area to visit Stacy Sanderson and the Tatham’s , who were almost on their way out. Friends on Spartan staff gave hugs and talked through any inquiries and discussions to catch up since Breckenridge. Quite a lot to share, including the accident and any life stories that have come up since the last time we all saw each other. Strangers even approached to discuss the significance of the COR medal and reached out to share a hug. Very heart moving!
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Sunday’s events started once Jess and I were able to get to the corral and join others to step off into the 9:30am heat! Surrounded by COR jerseys, hugs and tears, once again, it was very welcoming to see members of my extended family in person. It all seemed surreal to experience and the heart beat was normal, knowing what to anticipate for the most part on course. My Spartan nickname quickly changed to “Eli” with an honorary moment of silence plus admiration for dear Corrina, to the crowd being informed that I was standing amongst the corral with everyone else. What a blessing!
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With my protective, supportive, encouraging, and belly shaking from laughter COR walkers were amazing to have alongside the whole course! Rachel Babcock, her boyfriend David, plus Jessica and I made it through the course with their circular and vocal protection! Our laughter and story telling are all quite memorable plus being able to take photos of these 3 enjoying the obstacles and getting muddy together was amazing. My itches to run and desires to complete the obstacles were on hold knowing those will be reintroduced once my body is ready to take on the challenges. Knowing that I just started walking without any balance issues a month prior to this weekend, early on having an oxygen tank every night to breathe fully out of both lungs and multiple fractures from my right shoulder to my pelvis, it felt incredible to say the least to be on race grounds taking each step and hill with a soul full of blessings to be able to accomplish such a feat! The third hill had my heart beating faster than ever focused on before and I was very grateful to see the last hill to climb. I will say with determination and perseverance, I climbed each of the 5 hills without taking any breathers until the peaks, grateful for the team around me in case anything happened.
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Once we reached Mt. Olympus, my eyes viewed the sea of COR people standing near the finish line and I was already tearful. Our discussion of jumping or walking or going around the fire obstacle spewed into my Niagara Falls of tears seeing, as we got closer to the finish line,  who was standing in front of the whole group, Tiffany, Corrina’s daughter. What an honor to receive the finisher medal from Tiffany! I am still completely humbled and my heart is full of so many incredible emotions from us all being together. These words only summarize a portion of everything that happened this past weekend. May the love of people keep spreading and bring us stronger and healthier together.
Much love,
Elizabeth
Here is a special note from Emily’s mom Julie. Ellie and Emily are buddies through the “I Run 4 Michael” group. More info on that program HERE.
“My daughter just completed her 5K for Elizabeth Rotter. She’s only 9 years old and is a special needs child who Elizabeth actually joined “I Run 4 Michael” group and was matched with my daughter so Elizabeth could run for her.  Since the accident my daughter has been determined now to run for Ellie and she has – and today she did big time!  It’s not easy for her, but she kept her legs moving and had a smile on her face pretty much most of the time.  🙂  I just think having a picture or two of her for Ellie would be neat.
Thank you for the opportunity to do this for these amazing ladies.  My daughter ADORES Elizabeth and even though they haven’t met (we live in Michigan), she has connected deeply with my little girl and helps my daughter overcome and push through her struggles with her special needs.  It’s been a privilege to support Ellie now during this difficult time.
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There is so much to be thankful for in our lives and its such a blessing to see everyone coming together to support these ladies. As we continuously mention, medals are still available and will be until all 1900 are gone!!! This is a big task at hand but the least we can try to do for these ladies that have given so much to others.
Remember, if you register and pay by the end of May you will be entered into some awesome prizes such as Tough Mudder entry, OCR Spear, thirty7’s apparel, LuLa Roe and much more.

Why Wait?! Register Today!!! 

Warriors Wednesday: Fort Carson Spartan honoring 3 COR Warriors

Good Morning Everyone!

Wow what an amazing weekend we had at COR. This past weekend was the Spartan Super and Sprint at Fort Carson where we ran and honored our 3 COR Warriors! Kym made it out on Saturday and was the best cheerleader anyone could ask for and Ellie was able to join us Saturday afternoon and Sunday! There truly is so much to talk about but I am only going to focus on the highlights.

First off, COR won biggest team for both Saturday Super and Sunday Sprint. We had over 300 people signed up! On Saturday, Kym was able to make it for the presentation where we honored the girls. COR gave Tiffany, Corrina’s daughter, the trophy from last year as well as a flag that was signed and ran during the Spartan Utah. On top of that here is the video of COR doing “Sally” in honor of Corrina (she definitely was smiling).

As I mentioned, Kym was a big cheerleader to everyone there! She even stood up to her name as “Tutu Princess” by wearing her bright tutu! Here are some pictures of Kym from Saturday.

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On Sunday, Ellie (aka Team Eli), came back to walk the Sprint course. She has been active walking on average 6 miles a day but that is flat ground. Her doctor cleared her to walk the 5.3 mile course that entailed hills but to just be careful! Prior to the start, Spartan took a moment to honor the 3 COR Warriors. Here is a the video for you to understand the community, family and love we have for these ladies.

Ellie was on a mission to finish this 5.3 mile course that included hills and I mean brutal hills where some people had to stop to catch their breathe or stretch their muscles but this lady right here was a BEAST and true WARRIOR. She didn’t stop once! She kept going passing people left and right. Each hill was a mental, physical and emotional battle to see where she has come from 11 weeks ago. Here are just a couple photos that were take along the way but the ABSOLUTE highlight of the day was her crossing the finish line and being medaled by Tiffany while the rest of the COR team was there to cheer her on! (video below)

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The one thing that is consistent in all these videos and photos is that Ellie and Kym have a nonstop smile on their faces. Their journey is still far from over but all this love, support and donations are helping tremendously. Neither of them are able to be back at work yet and still have ton of medical appointments to attend.

Medals will still be available after the month of May until they are sold out but the prizes are only for those that register and pay in May. So what is stopping you? The cost is $25 with $20 going DIRECTLY to the 3 girls and their families. We have sold about 350 medals as of today (May 17, 2017) with a ton more available. Please share their story and participate in this great cause! Medals are shipped out weekly!

REGISTER HERE

For everyone that has donated or is participating THANK YOU!!! The girls love seeing photos so please keep posting them using #3corwarriors and please email me them (rachel.hillary@gmail.com).

For any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Rachel