Sparta 300 For Charity
The 300 of Sparta Endurance March for Charity
Every Step Counts
May 7 - 14, 2017
Following in the footsteps of history, in support of The Navy SEAL Foundation and the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, a select team of 20 mighty warriors – led by Retired Navy SEAL Lance Cummings and a team of Special Operations Forces coaches – will trek across Greece from the ancient city of Sparta to The Hot Gates of Thermopylae. Over 8 days, 250 miles, 30 miles per day, 24.000 ft elevation gain.
This arduous course retraces the epic march of King Leonidas and his army of 300 Spartans to stem the onslaught of the Persian army to Europe in 480 B.C., changing the flow of the world history.
Beginning on May 7th, 2017, this assembled group of world-class athletes – including active-duty and retired SEALS, special ops, service members, wounded warriors and ultra athletes – will embark on 8 day endurance challenge, with a fundraising goal of $300,000.
This elite group has designated two important nonprofit organizations as the beneficiaries: the Navy SEAL Foundation and The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, established in honor of their fellow, fallen Navy SEALs.
While individual participants have personal fundraising goals, the team is seeking corporate sponsorships from organizations that believe in their mission and in supporting the work of these organizations to enhance the lives of others.
Corporate support is critical to reaching the team’s fundraising goals, and sponsorship levels can be customized based on the level of giving. There is also an exclusive opportunity to sponsor and be included in the short documentary of their journey, which will be shot by filmmaker and SEALFit grad Palmer Douglas Durr, and distributed to media.
Meet the Team:
Lance Cummings D.C.
CWO4 (SEAL) USN Retired
US Navy 1983-2011
Doctorate of Chiropractic – Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Ga 2000
BS – Education – Southern Illinois University 1988
AA – Liberal Arts – New York Regents College
US Navy (Active/Reserve) 1983-2011 – SEAL Teams 1, 3, 4, 5, 7. He retired after 30 years as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. With multiple deployments as a Navy SEAL and Independent Contractor to Blackwater to Middle East, Africa, South America, and Southeast America in support of US Foreign Policy, his last duty station was at Naval Special Warfare Group 1 in San Diego. There he was instrumental in establishing the Human Performance Initiative, a data and performance program that significantly enhanced operational capability, injury prevention and rehabilitation procedures in Naval Special Warfare.
Featured Participant Profile:
Kyle Maynard is an entrepreneur, speaker, best selling author, award-winning extreme athlete, and the first man to bearcrawl to the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet), and the summit of Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua (22,838 feet), the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres.
Born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and is a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive Mixed Martial Arts fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.
He is on a mission to make the world a better place and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. He travels across continents, speaking to thousands of executives and students, athletes and warriors, to share his "No Excuses" philosophy. He is a humanitarian who passionately supports numerous charities, and commits time and resources to work with wounded and recovering U.S. military veterans.
Kyle is the New York Times best selling author of his life story, “No Excuses,” and the focus of the moving ESPN documentary, “A Fighting Chance.” His story has been featured in countless television programs and editorials, which have been viewed by millions around the world.
James Lawrence the “Iron Cowboy”
Set the Guinness World Record in 2015 for competing in 50 Ironman events on 50 consecutive days in all 50 U.S. states.
After loosing his leg to an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan, F Amrap found himself laid up in a hospital for 1 year. During that time he vowed to not become a victim of his circumstance and set a goal to return to peak physical and mental strength. After training for 2 years he enrolled in a 50 hour Navy SEAL Hell Week endurance event and not only completed the challenge he excelled and became a coach of the camp. Now F Amrap is coaching athletes and training Special Operators around the world.
Palmer Douglas Durr
Palmer Douglas Durr is filmmaker and storyteller who has worked around the world for organizations including the Environmental Defense Fund, Ball State University, University of Maryland, Purdue University, Interkultur, and Meeting Music, as well as the Brazilian Government. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ball State University and is a SEALFIT Kokoro 40 graduate.
Palmer loves to participate in noble narratives about people and the earth. He personally lives these narratives by participating in physical events such as the upcoming 300 of Sparta march for charity.
Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation:
Glen Doherty was one of the four Americans killed in a terror attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012. This Foundation is our way to honor Glen’s life and his beliefs.
Their MISSION: To ease the transition from military life and work to that of a civilian by helping fund educational costs for Special Operation individuals and their children. We do this knowing Glen's spirit will continue to touch us all.
Their FOCUS: Our focus is on providing current and former special operations professionals, from all branches of the government, the means necessary to transition and succeed in civilian life. We are also enabling the children and families of these soldiers the ability to mature and grow through recreation. We employ the following tools to achieve our goals:
Donate By Clicking Below or Mail Directly:
Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 716
Marblehead , MA 01945
The Navy SEAL Foundation:
The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there has been an unprecedented demand for our Special Operations Forces. Never before has so much been asked of so few, from so many, for so long. Established in 2000 to serve U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families, the Navy SEAL Foundation’s programs are focused on the preservation of the Naval Special Warfare force and their families. We provide a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, loss and transition.
Donate by Clicking below or Mail Directly:
Mail to Navy SEAL Foundation
1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459
or call 757.363.7490 ext. 203
Link to official event organizer’s site and course map: