Former Naval officer and alum prepares to run Antarctic marathon

  • July 26, 2017
  • By Melody Walker
  • 2 minute read

Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues: I’ve run three marathons but never on a glacier in the South Pole at 20 below.

—Marc Wolf
Marc Wolf, MBA ’09
Marc Wolf, MBA ’09

That’s how Marc Wolf, MBA ’09, begins his fundraising pitch for the Antarctic Ice Marathon in Union Glacier that he plans to run in November.

The former Naval intelligence officer and current New York Regional Director of Development at the Navy SEAL Foundation plans to run the marathon Nov. 24, 2017 to raise awareness and funds for the foundation.

Wolf served as an anti-submarine warfare intelligence officer in the US Navy Patrol & Reconnaissance Forces 5th/7th fleets from 2002-2005. From 2005-2006, he served as an Operational Intelligence officer with US Navy SEAL Team TWO.

We are running this race to honor and pay tribute to a colleague, friend, father and husband, Brian Hoke. Brian was a former Navy SEAL and was serving as a government employee when he was killed in action overseas last Fall. Brian was a tremendous supporter and believed in the mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF), and it was NSF who immediately supported and continues to support Brian’s family. Our intent is to not only raise awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation, but also raise funds to support programs making a direct impact on the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Community. Our goal, as a team, is to raise in excess of $100,000; and I challenge you to donate whatever you can to support this noble cause.

—Marc Wolf

Navy seal challenge coinLink to donate at Marc’s Crowdrise page.

Click above to watch video of the Navy SEAL team that ran the 2014 Polar Circle Marathon.

This blog post was changed March 21, 2019, to correctly characterize Marc Wolf’s service position in the Navy.

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