Underwater Marathon

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

The Cause

"The Eagle Fund not only helped me heal from injury; they gave me knowledge to help prevent self-inflicted re-injury during physical fitness training. I am stronger because of Athletes' Performance."
Wounded Warrior, Special Operations

Why Can’t Our Elite Soldiers Receive the Same Quality of Care as Pro Athletes?

This is a very good and logical question.

Solving this challenge facing our injured elite soldiers is why The Eagle Fund exists and why the HydroWorx Underwater Marathon was established. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Challenge in a Nutshell

  • The Global War on Terror has placed a large strain on America’s combat power with injuries depleting our force of professional service members
  • Too often, our injured military athletes are unable to physically return "to the fight" protecting our Country

The Eagle Fund Model of Healthcare and Performance Training

  • Pro athletes expect and receive the best in sports medicine
  • The Eagle Fund was created to provide our elite military athletes access to the Pro Sports Model at the world’s finest surgery, rehabilitation and sports performance facilities
  • The Eagle Fund’s swift and integrated approach returns elite soldiers back to SERVICE and to a high quality of LIFE

The Underwater Marathon — A Chance for YOU or YOUR COMPANY to Help Our Special Forces

  • By sponsoring a runner or running in the Underwater Marathon yourself, you or your company can make an instant impact in the quality of life for wounded special forces and help them return to military service
  • Your participation will help bring dramatic improvement to the lives of our HEROES and help initiate fundamental changes in military injury treatment

Can YOU Run An Underwater Marathon?

Don’t worry that you can’t run 3 or even 26.2 miles on land. On a HydroWorx underwater treadmill— literally anyone can do it. Here’s why and how YOU can do it:

  • Water’s buoyancy take away 80% of your body weight (a 200 lb. person is approximately 40 lbs. on the underwater treadmill)
  • Water’s hydrostatic pressure helps remove lactic acid and metabolic waste by optimally "flushing" the lymphatic and cardiovascular system — so, you won’t be sore during or after!
  • The Marathon pool for the event will be a perfect 86-88 degrees so the run will be both enjoyable and therapeutic
  • The HydroWorx underwater treadmills have an adjustable speed control so you can pick your ideal pace

Please Check Out These Amazing Runners — If They Can Do It, You Can Too!

Marc, a Randolph YMCA member, has had a long history of debilitating knee injuries. With 9 knee surgeries, including 3 total knee replacements, Marc was barely able to walk up stairs, let alone exercise or run on land. Through the use of the underwater treadmill and the compassionate staff at Randolph YMCA, he is now able to run for the first time in 15 years! He now runs on the HydroWorx underwater treadmill 3-4 times a week!


Choose Your Level of Participation— 3, 6, 13 or 26.2 Miles—And Join Us September 9th at Troegs Brewery in Hershey, PA!

Click Here To Sign Up!

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
  • RLS Construction Group
2012 Silver Sponsors:
  • CTS
  • 206 Design
  • HAAS Printing