“The Ripley Race 5K and Youth Running Clinic is a wonderful program that supports both our injured veterans and the next generation of Americans, educating children about the importance of service to others and staying healthy. We are honored to participate once again,  it’s a truly special way to celebrate the life and memory of Col. Ripley and all those who serve. We are deeply grateful to the Ripley Race team and community for their amazing support over the years. ” – Karen Guenther, Founder, Semper Fi Fund

“Rexel is honored to participate in the remembrance and celebration of the heroism and life of Colonel Ripley. The race itself is a wonderful opportunity to show community support for the Semper Fi Fund, our service members, past, present, and future; those who have selflessly given so much, and those who have bravely given all. Rexel has been a proud sponsor for three years; be sure to look for Team Rexel at next year’s finish line!” – Jack Kenney, Branch Support Center, Rexel USA

“The Colonel Ripley race is truly an amazing event. It is the one race I run with Team Semper fi where I truly feel that I get the chance to follow in the footsteps of all the great warriors who have come before me. With each step I reflect upon the past and look forward to the future, knowing that we are blazing a path for all future warriors to follow. One of the greatest aspects to this race is being given the opportunity to train and run with kids from all around the community. ” – Sgt Dan Freyburger, USMC (ret.) Team Semper Fi Athlete