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‘Veteran to Run 160 Miles for Fallen Servicewomen’

Runner's World
July 30th, 2015 by 
Bridget Guerrero

Bridget Guerrero a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 1990 and Marine Corps veteran, was recently featured on the website RunnersWorld.com for her quest to run 160 miles in four days in the state of Washington. Guerrero’s lofty goal is not just about the mileage or her passion for ultrarunning, but to raise awareness for the 160 servicewomen who have lost their lives since Sept. 11, 2001.

According to the article, Guerrero is running on behalf of the nonprofit organization Valor Run, that honors U.S. military women through running. The organization was founded by a former classmate of Guerrero’s U.S. Navy Captain Nancy Lacore ’90, who served in Afghanistan from 2011-12. Guerrero hopes to raise $5000 for her ambitious effort.

Guerrero told Runner’s World “When I read about Nancy, I instantly knew it was my duty to (run), too.” She explained, “When I served, a lot of occupational specialties were closed to women, and we fought for (them to be open for women). Women are now serving incredibly well.”

While at Holy Cross Guerrero was an English major and was a member of the Colleges’ NROTC program.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kelly Ethier.

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