Minnesota-Based "Freedom Team" Honors Fallen Soldiers by Running in B&S Fitness Wicked Half Marathon in Salem, MA

Salem, MA, September 16, 2011 --(PR.com)-- B&S Fitness (http://www.bnsfitness.com/) the largest provider of fitness programs on Boston's North Shore is proud to announce that the "Freedom Team" is participating in the Wicked Half Marathon being held later this month in Salem. Headed by Kurt “Philco” Philion, a native of Minnesota, his "Freedom Team" has participated in over 40 events since 2007 to honor and remember all of the fallen soldiers who have lost their lives serving their country. Philco’s good friend Corey Rystad, also of Minnesota, was killed in Fallujah, Iraq on December 2nd, 2006 by an improvised explosive device (IED). He was only 20 years old.

“I’ve made it a mission to run to remember my friend Corey and all of his fellow soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Philion said back in 2007 when he started.

Kurt doesn’t just run, he carries a three-by-five-foot American flag with him; the symbol in which these brave men and women fought for. While carrying the flag, he also set personal records in two of this last three half-marathons that he completed this past summer.

“I’ve set some goals this year and have broken five personal records between 5K’s and half marathons. It feels so good to accomplish a goal and at the same time give our fallen soldiers and all who have worn a uniform the recognition they deserve. For me, it’s very satisfying.”

The 2011 Freedom Run schedule will finish in September where the team will participate in the B&S Fitness Wicked Half Marathon in Salem, MA on Saturday September 24th, 2011. For more information about Philco’s "Freedom Team," log on to www.philcosfreedomteam.net

To register for or learn more about the B&S Fitness Wicked Half Marathon, or to run with Philco's "Freedom Team" in this race, please visit: http://bnsfitness.com/events/2007_9_29.htm or contact Brandi Dion at 978-204-8588.

About B&S Fitness Programs LLC:
B&S Fitness http://www.bnsfitness.com, based in Salem, MA is the largest provider of professional quality fitness programs on the North Shore of Boston. Voted “Best New Business” in Salem for 2005, B&S Fitness provides unique programs for all fitness levels—from novices to seasoned athletes. The company’s owners are schooled in exercise science and hold various coaching and fitness certifications. B&S Fitness programs include the largest boot camp program in the region, Psychofitt™, Powerfitt™, weekend warrior, yoga, endurance swim programs, competition training for triathlons, marathons, duathlons, as well as personal fitness training and corporate boot camps. They also provide specialized fitness programs for men, women, and youths. Wholly owned B&S Fitness subsidiaries include B&S Sports Science, B&S Event Management, and North Shore Boot Camp Co. For a complete list of B&S Fitness programs, go to: http://www.bnsfitness.com.

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