Medals of Honor Honor Heal Connect Through Endurance Sports & Fitness

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Medals of Honor

Grassroots Awareness Campaign to Honor Fallen Military Heroes and the Families they Leave Behind.

 

What We Do

 

HONOR

Honor the sacrifice made by our fallen & their families.

How We Do It

REMEMBRANCE PACKAGES

HEAL

Help heal the seen and unseen wounds of war through endurance sports & fitness.

How We Do It

ENDURING HEROES SPONSORSHIPS

 

CONNECT

Connect active duty, veterans, civilians, & surviving families.

How We Do It

MEMORIAL BACK BIBS

OUR GRASSROOTS IMPACT

Since 2015

6500
Heroes Honored: Memorial Back Bibs

850
Medals Sent: Remembrance Pkgs to Families

22510
Volunteer Hours

48
States Represented


The Birth of Our Mission

 

Medals of Honor founder, Amy Cotta began running in combat boots in 2011 to fight the sadness of her then 18-year-old son leaving home for Marine Corps boot camp. After competing in endurance events wearing boots Amy discovered it could be a way to honor fallen military.

MISSION STATEMENT

We honor fallen military and the families they leave behind through endurance sports and fitness to heal the visible and invisible wounds of war for both surviving family members and veterans.

OUR NAME

Why Medals of Honor? Named for the symbolic act of sacrificing one’s endurance/sports participation medal in honor & memory of a fallen service member who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. 

WHO WE ARE

Our leadership team and advisory board are made up of military family members, veterans, and Gold Star Family members. At this time we are 100% volunteer run.

PHILOSOPHY

Mission First! Our mission and those we serve are the front sight focus for everything we do.

“We don’t want your money; we want your medal!”

Sure, we need money to sustain and grow our mission; we accept donations and offer fundraising options. However, we NEVER want money to be the focus of our mission or a barrier for participation. At the end of the day, all that matter is our mission, honoring the sacrifice.

“Racing to honor the sacrifices of our fallen heroes has really given my purpose of racing much more meaning. Just knowing that I am running for a real purpose, one that brings awareness that may not have been there before means so much, it’s not about me anymore and earning medals, it’s about honoring the real heroes of this world.”

— Chuck Garza, TX —

Get Involved

YOU ARE MEDALS OF HONOR

HONOR A HERO

Register to race for a fallen hero.

HONOR A HERO

REGISTER A HERO

Register your hero to be honored

REGISTER A HERO

DONATE OR FUNDRAISE

 Thank you for supporting our mission

DONATE / FUNDRAISE

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO HONOR THE SACRIFICE


Our 2017 Events

 

 


 

Medals of Honor is a proud charity partner of the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon

Help us honor the sacrifice, apply for the team.

 

 

Show Your Stripes

Use the items below as a way to honor and remember your hero during your race/event.

In Memory of - Sign

Click here download 81/2 x 11 sign.

Ways to use it?
  • Download / Print / Add heroes name
  • Take photos holding it
  • Post on our Facebook page
  • Share on your social media #MedalsofHonor

#NeverForget - Race Bib

Event/Race bibs containing your heroes name.

Ways to use it?
  • Download / Print / Add heroes name
  • Add 2 whole punches to top sides to fit race belt
  • Safety pin to t-shirt
  • Safety pin to race belt

Military Name Tapes & Dog Tags

Custom embroidery uniform NameTapes.

Ways to use it?
  • Order with your hero’s name
  • Order dog tags with hero’s name
  • Velcro or pin to hat/visor
  • Velcro or pin to shirt or race belt

Volunteer

“Our biggest fear as a Gold Star Family is that our son Ben will be forgotten. Having had someone race, in memory of him, was very healing to our family. To us it signified that others appreciated his service and that he was not just another number. It not only helped keep his memory alive, but truly honored the sacrifice he made for our country. I know he would have been so proud.”  Brenda Gearheart, Proud Gold Star Mom of LCpl. Benjamin H. Gearheart

Our Journal

Find what we're up to and be inspired by people just like you who are making their finisher medals matter.

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As a US Navy veteran and a 25 year Firefighter / Paramedic, I have an idea about public service and commitment. It has been a great honor to represent the fallen and their sacrifice for our country. Medals of Honor is a noble cause my brothers and sisters in public safety have embraced with all of their heart and soul. — Tim Barrett, FL 

Our Volunteer Difference Makers

Board Members

AMY COTTA

Founder / President

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AMY COTTA

STACEE STRICKLAND

Vice President

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STACEE STRICKLAND

JIM COTTA

Secretary & Director of Fitness

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JIM COTTA

DANNY DILL

Director of Outreach

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DANNY DILL

Advisory Board

Jane Horton

Survivor Outreach Advisor

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Jane Horton

Maureen Friedly

Advisor

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Maureen Friedly

APRIL BOCK

Advisor

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APRIL BOCK

OUR PARTNERS

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The above companies have generously donated their money, resources, or products. If you would like to partner with Medals of Honor please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

What our Racers & Familes say

  • You are doing amazing work! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.

    — Renee B. —
  • You have to understand how much it means to me and so many others what you are doing for us!!

    — Sherrie G. —
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Contact

We'd really love to hear from you.

Drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Make your medals matter, race for something bigger than yourself..

— Amy Cotta —

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