BENEFITING: MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE
ORGANIZER: MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE
EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
It's that time of year again! I am excited, and happy to announce that this year, I will be running the Chicago Marathon in the fall, for a second time for Marleys Mutts.
Last year, I had never ever taken part in a marathon, let alone a 5km race, when I signed up, but I wanted to be a part of something that meant something, and that could make a real difference. When I heard about supporting M.M. via the Marathon, I figured- "I have 2 legs, how bad can it be??" Well, although there were definite moments of self-doubt- and several times where I thought, "Oh God what have I gotten myself into" as I huffed and puffed through mile 13 of my 19 mile training run, what followed was one of the most memorable and life changing experiences of my life. I say that without exaggeration, or with intended dramatic effect- it simply was an experience that changed me; it was such a positive moving force in my life. Running for Marleys Mutts, gave me the courage to believe that with hard work, and heart you really can achieve anything, and even though you are just one person, and at times that may not feel like much, you truly can make a positive difference in the world.
When Nadine asked me if I would be running again this year, I simply could not imagine not being a part of the incredible group of people that make up Marleys Mutts, not to mention supporting an organization that does so much for dogs, and for humans alike. I feel honoured to be a part of this team, but mostly grateful that I get a chance to run again for Marleys Mutts.
MARLEYS MUTTS DOG RESCUE wrote -
EFor the 3rd year in a row, we are running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! This is our second year as an Official Charity Partner of the Marathon, and we are thrilled to have almost tripled the number of runners on our team!
We are SO close to finally getting our dream: The Marley's Mutts Rescue Ranch! This facility will allow us to continue Rescuing Dogs, who Rescue People! Our scope of operations will expand to enable us to offer more programs that help our community, increase our Spay & Neuter Initiative, and change countless lives!