Memorial Day Races Excited to Partner With Soldier On

The Memorial Day Races held annually in The Berkshires, MA are excited to partner with Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness.

Soldier On will be active throughout the weekend.  In conjunction with the races they will be holding a silent auction, which will take place at the Memorial Day Races Pre-Race Expo on Saturday May 24, 2014 between 9:30 AM -5 PM at Tanglewood and the MDR Pre-Race Pasta Dinner held at Mazzeo’s in Pittsfield, MA.  Among the items available for bidding are: lunch for four at the Red Lion Inn; Round of gold for four with carts from Cranwell; Complimentary two night retreat and renewal stay for two at Kripalu Center; and a copy of “Never Give Up” autographed by former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit Soldier On.  In addition, Soldier On volunteers will be on site all weekend assisting with water tables on the course.

“The Memorial Day Marathon Races and events surrounding this weekend are a great way for Soldier On and the veterans that we serve to get involved in the community while supporting our core principles of wellness and giving back,” said John Downing, president/CEO Soldier On. “Thank you to all of our community supporters who have donated to our silent auction and who make events such as these so impactful on our organization.”

Soldier On provides safe affordable housing to homeless veterans, including permanent limited-equity ownership units at the Gordon Mansfield Veterans Community in Pittsfield, MA. The Mansfield Community serves as a national model as Soldier On actively seeks to extend its successful veterans’ programs to communities throughout the United States. For more information visit

The 5th Annual Memorial Day Marathon Races will take place on May 24-25, 2014, starting and finishing at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA.  The races will feature the Memorial Day Marathon, known as “The Toughest Marathon in the East”, The MDM Half Marathon, The Tanglewood 10K/5K, The MDM 15K Trail Race, The MDM Kids Run, and the Memorial Day Dirt Ride.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Soldier On and Team Red White & Blue.  Additional information can be found at