On Dec. 5, Rick Heppard and Bobby Brooks, better known as Running for Heroes, will run the 2021 EOD Warrior Holiday Dash 7K, Half and Full Marathon on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in D.C. It will be their 12th marathon this calendar year.

They laced up in 20-degree weather on Jan. 31, to run their first of 12 marathons on snow-covered trails to raise money and awareness for aging veteran housing needs and the Hero’s Bridge Village. The village will be a community of tiny homes that Hero’s Bridge — a support organization for elderly veterans — is planning to build for the area’s most marginalized veterans. Read the full story.