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Why We Run

We run in memory of 1st LT Justice R. Stewart, a fallen United States Marine Corps officer who had a giving heart, a selfless soul, an infectious laugh, and a heartwarming smile. 1st LT Stewart was a daughter, a sister, a niece, a cousin, a friend, and a Marine. She was artistic, confident, and ambitious, setting goals years in advance. 1st LT Stewart tragically lost her life while she was on a run. We run for her. Every time our foot hits the pavement, it is symbolic of a heartbeat, bringing life into the memories that 1st LT Stewart left behind to share with the world.

Event Details 

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Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


Richland Northeast High School | 7500 Brookfield Road

Columbia, SC 29223

Participant Information

Our participants include people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Our event attracts those who run and walk for sport or exercise, U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families, educators, educational institutions, business owners, faith groups, social groups, professional organizations, community organizers, and those with genuine interest in supporting our charitable foundation in honor of 1st LT Justice R. Stewart.  

About Our Charity

Established in October 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina to celebrate the life and legacy of First Lieutenant Justice R. Stewart, the Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation raises funds through various fundraising opportunities and donations. This Foundation supports organizations that promote pathways out of poverty through:

Empowering Youth

Supporting Authentic Opportunities for Leadership

Promoting Youth Advocacy

Promoting Military Alliances in the Community 

Strengthening Communities through Youth Voice & Expression

As an extension of our primary mission, the Foundation also supports college ROTC programs as a way to honor the sacrifices service members have made and to aid in the efforts of the recruitment and retention of a diverse officer corps in the United States armed forces.

Benefits of Sponsorship

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Benefits Include:

  • Marketing your company at the event! Brand and/or product prominently placed at event

  • Building name and recognition for your business/company

  • Logo and link placement on event website, email campaigns, and social media channels

  • Goodie bag inserts of promotional material and/or samples from your business/company

  • Logo placement on event materials such as t-shirts, goodie bags, bibs, etc.

  • Reserved space for a booth presence at the event 

  • Exposure to local and regional athletes, runners, and volunteers

  • Announcements during the event

  • Press and media exposure, including social media

Sponsorship Packages

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Are you an In-Kind Donation Sponsor?

In-Kind Donation Sponsors provide the event with products, prizes, or services valued at $300 or greater that is usable at the event in exchange for sponsor support you will have a presence at the event.


  • Bottled water, sports or recovery drink

  • Energy gels or bars

  • Refueling food (fruit, veggies, bagels, etc.)

  • Specialty finish line treats (ice cream, cupcakes, pizza, etc.)

  • Race day meals for volunteers and staff

  • Rental services such as lighting, trucks, generators, etc.

  • Photography/videography services

  • Medical first-aid volunteer personnel

  • Raffle merchandise and goodies for volunteer training day

  • Prize merchandise, gift baskets, services, and goodies for top finishers


  • Acknowledgment of your support online and throughout the event

  • Booth presence at race celebration

  • Provide inserts or samples for runner goodie bag

  • Logo/link on website, emails, social media channels

Ready to become a sponsor?

Complete the application form below and we will contact you soon with further details regarding the event. Together we can provide a great experience for our participants while fostering positive community engagement. Thank you for your support!

Payment via the form is completed using a debit/credit card.

Businesses that prefer to pay by check or require an invoice,

please contact

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The net proceeds from the For the Love of Justice Run will go to the Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation through the Central Carolina Community Foundation. 

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