Meet TMP's Team Collins

Team has raised $1000 of a $1000 goal.


Team Collins

Team will be participating in the following for 2022:

40th Marine Corps Marathon
Date: October 25, 2015
Location: Arlington, VA

100% $1000 Complete

'Team Collins' is Carol & Mike, our three awesome sons, Ryan, Michael, and Justin, and a loyal Golden named Bude. Although we live in New Jersey, Carol and Mike will be traveling to Arlington, VA to participate in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon, October 25th, 2015 and proudly represent 'Team MarineParents.'

As a family, whether as runners or contributors, we have participated in numerous charity causes including:

  • The Hole in the Wall Camps
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • The Flight 93 Memorial
  • Walk with Joe
  • Little Mack's Journey Back
  • Restore the Shore
  • Semper Five
  • Multiple Susan G. Komen events

We have an extensive Military heritage in both of our families and our son became a Marine on February 28, 2014 and is now a Lance Corporal.

We believe this is the marathon we were meant to run together as we both secured highly coveted bibs by three different means, first by Team MarineParents, secondly by completing the MC 17.75k in March (which was cold but a lot of fun - MCM Access Granted), and thirdly through the Marine Corps Marathon lottery. We accepted our bib numbers via the lottery and still choose to participate with Team MarineParents and raise funds to support them and their programs.

This will be Mike's 8th marathon, and Carol's 1st marathon. (Carol has an injury that has sidelined her from her training plan, but she has faith in her recovery progress.)

In May of 2013, before shipping out to Parris Island, our middle son ran his first half-marathon and true to his character, after finishing, he went back out to find his Dad on the marathon course and helped him finish by running the last 5 miles by his side (and barefoot). He looks forward to running the Marine Corps Marathon one day too. Our other two sons are part of our great support team as well!!!

We look forward to this Team MarineParents event - we are honored and humbled to give back and hopefully make a small difference given the immeasurable sacrifice and commitment of our military men and women and their families. Please join us by contributing to Team MarineParents, as 93% of donations directly benefit our troops and their families. Thank you and to learn more about Team MarineParents, check out

Our charity fundraising through TMP will support both the Warrior Support Team and the Gold Star Luminary Initiative. Thank you...

God Bless

Ooh Rah

Semper Fi


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