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Feb 27

Marathon Week- Team Honor

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 11:09 AM by Communications Department

Leading up to the marathon on Sunday we are spotlighting a different runner or participant each day. Today we are introducing you to Team Honor, a group of four Newport News Police Officers that have come together to run the One City Marathon Relay. However, this isn’t your average relay team.

2-27 team honorAs if running a marathon relay isn’t already challenging enough, Team Honor is kicking it up a notch for a very special purpose. In an effort to honor our men and women in all levels of law enforcement - municipal, state and federal, the team is running the relay in full police uniform while each member carries a military guidon flag, hence the name Team Honor. 

Officer Huyen Stewart is running the first leg of the race (7.9 miles), Officer Kenisha Shultz is running the second leg (6.1 miles), Captain Morgen Tietjens is running the third leg (7.4 miles) and Lieutenant Mansfield is running the last leg (4.8 miles). At the end of the race they plan on all coming in together to cross the finish line, each holding a military guidon. 

Click the video to hear more about their story and why they want to be a part of the One City Marathon. To learn more about how you can get involved with the race or to register to run the 8k, relay or marathon, visit Today is the last day to register online. Registration will be available at the Health and Wellness Expo on Friday and Saturday and on race day but prices will increase so sign up today!