Best of America

Running for Vets: 100 Miles Left to Go!

image<br />
alternate text here

Each of us has our own way of celebrating July 4. Retired Marine Jamie Summerlin will pay homage to our country resting up for the final leg of his 100-day jog across America. Since setting off from Coos Bay, Oregon, Summerlin has run over 3,300 miles to raise money and awareness for a number of veteran organizations close to his heart.

Summerlin fell in love with running while in training for his first marathon in 2009. He was inspired to make a cross-country run for vets because “I wanted to do something for my military brothers and sisters who needed a lot more exposure and awareness than they were getting,” he said.

City by city, Summerlin’s old Marine pals have picked up the race in support of his mission to help support the Wounded Warriors Project for disabled vets as well as two other vet groups in his home state of West Virginia. So far he has raised $40,000. Although the trip has been trying—Summerlin has run in some extreme weather conditions and with a shin injury—it has been an honor, he said.

On the 100th day of his run, Summerlin will celebrate the holiday in Annapolis, Maryland with his family and friends. But it does not end there. On July 5th, he will hit the road for another 100 miles, to officially finish in Delaware’s Rehobeth Beach.

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Funny Jokes

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

Funny Jokes

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

Funny Jokes

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


Funny Jokes

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.