Meet TMP's Joe Pierce

Joe has raised $210 of a $500 goal.


Joe Pierce

Joe will be participating in the following for 2022:

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Date: 2013
Location: TBD

42% $210 Complete
Joe Pierce is a retired Air Force officer and father of a former Marine, Jeremy. One of Jeremy's best friends, LCPL Eric L. Ward, was killed while they were on patrol together in 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Pierce family knew Eric because he spent several long weekends at their home in Virginia. Eric had family near Camp Lejeune; they similarly knew Jeremy from spending time there. Later in 2010, Eric's aunt, Lori, brought several of her friends to the DC area to run the Marine Corps Marathon in Eric's memory. That inspired Joe to finish his first marathon, the 2011 MCM. Joe focuses on finishing in an official time rather than his pace, claiming he doesn't RUN marathons: "I start, I finish, everything between is open to debate." He typically completes 3-5 marathons annually, plus occasional half marathons and 5Ks, always "In Eric's memory and Jeremy's honor."


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