This Marine is running 100 miles to mark the launch of an employee resource network for veterans

Jason Mosel started the run on the Marine Corps 245th birthday and is planning to end on Veterans Day.


A United States Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq is running a hundred miles around the Dartmouth College campus in New Hampshire.

Jason Mosel from Vermont is an employee at Dartmouth College and served four years in the United States Marine Corps. The veteran is running 100 miles around the campus in Hanover, marking the launch of an employee resource network for veterans.

"With coronavirus and everyone is on Zoom calls and everything like that, I kinda wanted to think outside the box on how to do a launch and this is right up my alley way, I run ultras, I love them," Mosel said.

He started his 100-mile journey at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, which is also the same day as the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The resource network is open to anyone at Dartmouth who's served our country.

"A collective group of people that maybe there's a veteran who needs a resource, maybe there's a sibling, a parent, or anybody who just wants to help a veteran," Mosel said.

He plans finishing "probably sometime around noon" on Wednesday, which is Veterans Day.

"I'm a huge proponent of being an inspiration for people and sometimes when you put yourself through a little bit of suffering and show people what you can actually sustain and go through, it's great, and it really gives people that motivation, that hope, and a time like now that's what we need," he said.