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We at CompetitorME take the health and well being of our participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff very seriously. With the current fears surrounding COVID-19, we are working with local officials and medical professionals to best understand the impact of our events.
The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) published Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 15, states: " recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States." At this time, we are adhering to Federal, State, and Local mandates which has extended this postponement into July at the earliest.
It is with regret, that we are cancelling the Cpl. Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge event originally scheduled for Sunday, June 28, 2020. This event has now moved to a Virtual Event. In an athlete-first policy, we are offering to all registered runners, at no additional cost, the ability to transfer to the Virtual Participant Option. We will make this transfer for you. Additionally, you will still receive the same event goodies in the mail!
Finally, on behalf of CompetitorME, we appreciate the support of our running and endurance event communities. These are undoubtedly trying times for us all. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as we can!
PRESQUE ISLE and MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP, ENDLETON, Calif.- Cpl. Dustin J. Libby, 22, died Dec. 6, 2006, in honorable service to his country while stationed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was born Jan. 4, 1984, in Presque Isle, the son of Judson L. Libby and Geni L. Libby. Dustin graduated from Presque Isle High School’s Adult Education Program, Class of 2003. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating February 2004 with a meritorious promotion to private 1st class. Dustin went on to serve proudly with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Echo Company based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Cpl. Libby’s first stay at Camp Pendleton was short, as he was almost immediately deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, in summer 2004. Dustin returned from his first deployment to Iraq in fall 2004, after which he remained stateside until his second overseas deployment to Okinawa, Japan. During this deployment, he traveled to Hawaii, Okinawa, Japan and participated in joint training with Philippine military. Dustin returned stateside, where he met his fiance in California. Dustin’s last deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom brought him back to Ar Ramadi, where he proudly led a squad of 12 men. Dustin enjoyed outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, being a Marine and above all else, being in love with his fiance. Dustin is survived by his fiance, Jeannine Gonzalez; his mother, Geni Montpetit; his father, Judson Libby; and his brother, Christopher Libby.
They risk their lives to defend our Nation’s freedom. It is our military heroes who make great sacrifices in order to serve and protect. Some heroes make the Ultimate Sacrifice with their lives.
Marine Corporal Dustin Libby was killed in action on December 6, 2006. This event is to dedicated to carrying on Dustin's legacy.
The Cpl. Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge will be held on Sunday June 28, 2020 starting at the Mapleton Elementary School. We are pleased to be a part of the Mapleton Daze Festivities!
The Cpl. Dustin Libby Memorial Challenge features a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 10K Run on farm field and tarred roads. At the families request, all proceeds will go to the Mapleton Recreation Department. We would be honored to have you participate and celebrate our Home Town Hero. The first 100 participants are guaranteed an event shirt!
Thank you for participating in honoring Marine Corporal Dustin Libby.
This event is proud to be a part of the Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge!
The Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge serves as a collaborative effort to raise awareness of events that continue the legacies of our Nation's Gold Star Families, Military Active Duty, Veterans, and First Responder Heroes.
Our mission is simple: Inspired by Heroes and Connecting Communities.
The goal is to connect civilians with those who have served, and introducing events, stories, and legacies they may never have known. The Service and Sacrifice Series motto is: Remember, Honor, and Inspire.
HONORING HEROES FOUNDATION
In 2020, the Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge will be managed by the Honoring Heroes Foundation. The Honoring Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose mission aligns with that of the Challenge. The major project of the Foundation is the Maine Gold Star Family Memorial, which will be dedicated from the People of the State of Maine, to the Gold Star Families of Maine and our Nation.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Being a part of the 2020 Service & Sacrifice Series Challenge remains simple and can be done anywhere Worldwide! We’ve added new events to our calendar, including three Virtual Events, that represent 16 total events over 9 months. Eligibility for the Challenge requires participants to register for 10 total events, participate in person or virtually, and earn cool Challenge swag at the end! For more information, please visit our Website or find us on Facebook!
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