Welcome to the 5th Annual John Ripley Memorial Race celebrating the life of Col. Ripley and benefiting the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (Imsff). The Imsff was created in order to provide wounded veterans and the families with financial assistance and quality of life solutions. Col. John H. Ripley, USMC (ret.), a 1962 Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, earned the Navy Cross for his heoric actions in Vietnam in 1972.