Marines Running 700 Miles in 7 Days
Lynchburg, VA - There are all kinds of military causes coming through the Lynchburg area. A group of marines is running from Atlanta to Washington, DC in one week, completing some 700 miles in seven days. Each runs an average of 13 miles a day. It's all to help raise money for the Shepard Center in Atlanta, which treats combat wounded veterans for free. "I certainly think we all have an obligation, whether you wear the uniform or not, to be vigilant in the fight. You can do it in many different ways, so this is just my way to serve, my way to practice that vigilance," said Travis Ellis, from Atlanta, Georgia. The runners spent some time Thursday night at the American Legion in Lynchburg. They will join the veterans at Monument Terrace Friday before running off to Washington, D.C.