CentricsIT supports George Chmiel as he goes “BeastMode for the Brave” in run across America
ATLANTA, Sep. 9—CentricsIT is excited to announce its sponsorship of George Chmiel, a highly qualified endurance athlete who has completed 100-mile races on six continents, including 155-mile ultra-marathons in The Sahara Desert (Egypt), The Australian Outback, The Atacama Desert (Chile), The Annapurna massif (Nepal), The Gobi Desert (China), and Antarctica. Chmiel has also completed 21-marathons, Ironman Lake Placid and multiple other 50/100 mile ultras. He’s one of 150 people in the world to have completed the 4Deserts series, having finished in the top-seven of all 4 races.
Beginning September 11, on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Chmiel will commence his 60-day/3,000 mile cross-country run from San Diego, CA to Ground Zero in New York City in support of the Guardian for Heroes Foundation, a charity started by American Sniper subject Chris Kyle. The aptly named “BeastMode for the Brave” run has generated viral buzz and been covered by media outlets like ESPN, NBC News, and Fox and Friends.
“We need to do a much better job of taking care of our vets. It’s a disgrace the lack of support they receive when they return home from the battlefield. These are our warriors, the protectors and providers of our freedom. Their sacrifices allow us the opportunity to live freely, without fear, and chase our dreams every single day. We need to do a much better job of educating ourselves on the challenges they face on the post-war front. The 22 number is real. Their depression is real. We civilians can all do more to assist. It’s not about talk, it’s about action. Living in the United States is a gift. We have our military heroes to thank. For that I owe. This is my tribute to our vets. This is my BeastMode for the Brave.”
– George Chmiel
Chmiel is a close personal friend of CentricsIT Director of Global Services Taylor Barnes, who plans to join Chmiel for a portion of the run. In addition to outfitting the entire BeastMode for the Brave team in CentricsIT branded running singlets for portions of the run, CentricsIT committed to a $2,000 donation in support of the team’s mission to raise awareness for veterans’ issues and provide resources to heroes returning from war.
You can follow Chmiel and his team across the country on the CentricsIT social media channels. The company will be posting regular updates on the team’s progress in a weekly series of “Where’s George?” posts.
Check out this video of George thanking CentricsIT for the support:
For more information about how to get involved, contact Mandy Glidewell, Director of Marketing.
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