Ever since running my first (and only) marathon in 2001, I have always wanted to run another one. The first one was a bit rough. I will spare you the unseemly details. Anyway…after running several half-marathons in the last couple years, it seemed like it was time to attempt a full-marathon again.
I have chosen the New York City marathon on November 7 because of the opportunity to run in a great setting for a great cause. I will be running for Team for Kids which raises money to fight childhood obesity through youth programs provided by New York Road Runners. This blog post is a shameless pitch to solicit sponsors!
NYRR’s running-based youth programs promote children’s physical fitness, character development, and personal achievement in under-served communities. Their youth programs currently serve close to 100,000 children a week in hundreds of schools and community centers. Having proven successful in New York City, the programs are now being established across the United Sates and in Africa.
Team for Kids was established in 2002 as the primary charity fundraising vehicle for New York Road Runners’ Youth Programs division. I joined because it seemed like a good way to combine something I’m already doing (running) with an effort to make a positive contribution to communities at the same time.
I would be grateful for your sponsorship. If you would like to make a donation, you may do so online here. Or see me in person for an envelope and flyer. Thanks!!