Underwater Marathon

Helping Provide World-Class Care to America's Injured Warriors
 

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Want to Train Like a Special Forces Soldier? -- Hear the Brave Stories of Our Nation’s Heroes, and Discover How to Help Them by Running 10mph… Underwater.

Media event grants insider access to the inspiring story of Eagle Fund recipients and how they will be supported during September's ultimate underwater running experience.

Join Middletown company HydroWorx, and Eagle Fund Founder, Alex Lincoln, as they host a media event Thursday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m. at Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, to announce the first Underwater Marathon to help heal wounded special forces soldiers.  An operational underwater treadmill, which will be featured during the Underwater Marathon, will be on display and available for test runs.    

To share the personal impact of the Eagle Fund and the funds raised through the September Underwater Marathon event, a Special Forces Soldier who was injured and, through the Eagle Fund program, has return to active duty, will also be on site to share his inspiring story of bravery and service.   

Athletes’ Performance, the Andrews Institute and HydroWorx are hosting the Underwater Marathon to raise funds to benefit the Eagle Fund on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at Tröegs Brewery.  

The Eagle Fund, a designated fund within the Andrews Institute Foundation, enables wounded warriors to rehabilitate at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Athletes’ Performance using proven technologies including water therapy and conditioning on a revolutionary HydroWorx 2000 Series pool with adjustable underwater treadmill floor depth.  

Athletes’ Performance, the industry leader of integrated performance training for the world’s elite athletes, works hand-in-hand with the Andrews Institute, the leaders in orthopaedics and sports medicine, to create an individualized and comprehensive “Intensive Restoration Therapy” program for each Eagle Fund recipient.  The integrated training system incorporates performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy.  As one Eagle Fund enrollee noted, “When I thought it was over and didn’t really know what to do, my family at Athletes’ Performance gave me hope to continue to do what I’ve been called to do.”  

“The Eagle Fund provides wounded warriors access to the highest quality of care possible,” notes Alex Lincoln, Founder of the Eagle Fund.  “They give their best to protect us; we need to give our best to support them when they need our assistance.  Donations raised via the HydroWorx Underwater Marathon will help us achieve our goals and get our men back in action.   

“We are passionate about supporting the Eagle Fund’s mission,” says Anson Flake, CEO and co-founder, HydroWorx.  “Offering these men a chance to return to battle or enjoy the highest quality of life at home by raising monies with the Underwater Marathon is a natural fit for our company.”  

Please join us at 2 p.m. at Tröegs Brewery on Thursday, April 26th as we share our mission to help our wounded special forces soldiers with the media.  

About The HydroWorx Underwater Marathon  

The HydroWorx Underwater Marathon will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012, in Hershey, beginning at 7am at Tröegs Brewery.  The marathon will allow individuals and corporate teams to raise monies for the Eagle Fund by running 5K, 10K, half-marathon or marathon distances on HydroWorx X80 underwater treadmills.    

Inspiring Stories

2012 Event Partners:
  • The Eagle Fund
  • Athletes Performance
  • HydroWorx
  • The Andrews Institute
  • Troegs
2012 White Sponsors:
  • Barrier Reef
  • Cleveland Brothers
2012 Blue Sponsors:
  • McClure Company
  • Pinnacle Health
  • Highmark
  • ISTECH
  • DRAYER
  • RLS Construction Group
2012 Silver Sponsors:
  • CTS
  • 206 Design
  • HAAS Printing