2019 NYC Half Marathon Slots Available

2019 NYC Half Marathon Slots Available

Dear Friends and Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund,

We are pleased to announce that we have secured charity slots again this year for the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday, March 17th.

The 13.1 mile race will start at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, before crossing the Manhattan Bridge, running through Times Square, and finishing in Central Park.

All funds raised through this event go directly into our Ranger Assistance Programs to help support the Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Please note:

*Team Army Ranger runners are required to cover their race entry fee of $145 (for non-members) and all runners MUST commit to meeting the minimum fundraising requirement of $1500. Should you not meet the fundraising requirement you will be responsible for the remainder of the balance.

*All runners will be supported with Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund racing gear including a performance training shirt, race day pinney, visor, gear bag and more.

To join Team Army Ranger, or for more information about this running event, please email racing@leadthewayfund.org.


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Ranger Community Mourns SGT Leandro Jasso

Sending our deepest prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones of SGT Leandro Jasso who was killed this weekend fighting against enemy forces in Afghanistan, while serving with honor with the 2D Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

It has been a tough few weeks for our Ranger families to say the least. Please hold them in your prayers and remember that, since 9/11, elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment have been continuously deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

May God Bless the family of SGT Jasso and all of our Rangers who are still on the front lines fighting to protect our freedom.

Rangers Lead The Way!

SGT Leandro Jasso

Sgt. Leandro Jasso, 25, was born June 19, 1993 in Washington and was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

He was killed November 24, in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

He was immediately treated and medically evacuated to the nearest medical treatment facility, where he died of his wounds.

A native of Leavenworth, Washington, Sgt. Jasso enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 2012. He completed One Station Unit Training as an Infantryman and the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Following initial training, he successfully completed Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 and was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion, where he served as an Assistant Machine Gunner, Automatic Rifleman and Grenadier.

Sgt. Jasso’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course and U.S. Army Ranger Course. His awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and Expert Rifle Marksmanship Badge.

Sgt. Jasso deployed twice before in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

At the time of his death, Sgt. Jasso was serving as a team leader on his third deployment to Afghanistan.

1LT Connor Bednarzyk

FORT BENNING, GA — A U.S. Army Ranger assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, GA, was killed in a single tactical vehicle accident on 07 September 2018.

1LT Connor Bednarzyk, 25, was an Infantry Officer assigned as the Platoon Leader of the Distribution Platoon, Echo Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Bednarzyk was born on 16 October 1992 in Virginia, and served three years in the Army, first as a Platoon Leader in 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO, and most recently as a Platoon Leader in 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

“First Lieutenant Connor Bednarzyk was an amazing Ranger, leader, and friend.” said Lieutenant Colonel Michael Klopper, Commander 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “He was known throughout the Battalion for his caring and positive attitude. He will be missed by all.”

Bednarzyk completed Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, GA in 2015 before transferring to 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment in April 2016.

His military education includes the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, Basic Airborne School, U.S. Air Assault School, the U.S. Army Ranger School, and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 2 Course.

His awards and decorations include the coveted Ranger Tab, Air Assault Badge, the Army Parachutist Badge, and the Expert Infantryman’s Badge. He has also been awarded the Army Achievement Medal w/ 1 Oak Leaf Custer, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

Bednarzyk is survived by his parents and his siblings.