Running For Many Reasons
We are lucky to have met so many wonderful runners over the last few months. Many take the time to share their stories with us, including some of the reasons they are running.
Here are a few runners running for reasons larger than themselves. Stop by and show your support through a comment, a thought or contribution:
- Allie (aka RunnerGirl) who is running her first marathon and doing it in support of Ronald McDonald House
- Jason who is trying to raise $25,000 before the Marine Corp Marathon to fund the local cancer center (link to story), in memory of his mom who passed away from esphogeal cancer.
- Joe is running to raise money for WWII veterans. On November 8, he'll be running the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon. Leading up to it he will raise money to help send his county's World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the war memorial. Last year, my county lost 138 veterans, and they want the ones remaining to go to D.C. before it's too late. His goal is to raise more than $5,000 by having citizens, companies and civic groups sponsor me for a day, a week, or a month worth of miles. ALL of the proceeds will go to Bartow County(Ga)'s American Legion so that they can buy tickets and hotel rooms for as many veterans as possible. Click here for a link to his story.
- Milano Running Mom is raising money to help kids and people in her community have a place to run. She lives in a tiny community that has no track and only dirt roads that aren't safe. She is trying to raise the necessary funds to build a track for the community, senior citizens to grade school kids. With grants and donations she hopes to have a track in place in less than 2 years. Check out the upcoming race and community group - nowhere2run.org.
Anyone else running for a good cause? Drop us a note or leave a comment below and share your cause.