Meet TMP's Machelle Ketterhagen

Machelle has raised $505 of a $500 goal.


Machelle Ketterhagen

Machelle will be participating in the following for 2022:

41st Marine Corps Marathon
Date: October 30, 2016
Location: Arlington, VA

101% $505 Complete

Last year when I finally decided to run my first full marathon I wanted to make it one that really meant something. At the time my son was in the delayed entry program and would be leaving for boot camp on Parris Island in September. I knew he would be in the midst of the hardest thing he's ever done, mentally AND physically. So I was hoping to get into the Marine Corps Marathon as a way of letting him know I was right there with him. But I wasn't chosen. (I did run the Marine Corps Historic Half last May however, which, I must say, was no walk in the park). This year when I saw I could get my guaranteed entry via TMP I jumped on it.

My proudest mom moment came December 4th, 2015 when my son graduated from boot camp. He is currently attending the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. He was just 10 when he started talking about becoming a Marine. From the first time he mentioned it I couldn't have been more supportive. I've been looking for that one thing that I can be a part of that supports our military and their families. I think I've found it. I look forward to being a part of TMP and running the MCM in October.


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