My friends and family know I’m an avid runner. Last year when the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, I received countless messages asking if I was ok. I wasn’t there so I was fine; except for the heartache I felt for those affected.
I’m going to run my fourth Boston Marathon on April 21st. This one is a run of solidarity with the running community. I’ll be in Boston with my colleagues from NYRR, many of whom are volunteering their time to work the race while others will be cheering those of us running. But this race is much bigger than the marathon itself. It is about the running community coming together once again to support those affected by last year’s attack, to show that we will continue to run strong and to inspire future generations of runners.
To that end, I ask that you join me and Team NYRR as we raise critical funding for The One Fund Boston which continues to be a critical resource for those who lost loved ones, survivors, and their families, of the marathon bombings a year ago. Donations will be used to support the ongoing needs of those most affected by the attacks.
The team will also be raising money to help support NYRR's Mighty Milers free youth running program. Mighty Milers is an incentive-based running program for kids of all fitness levels in grades pre-K through 8. The program designed to get kids moving, to fight obesity and promote wellness. During the 2012-13 school year, over 125,000 Mighty Milers ran 4.5 million miles. Donations will help inspire and incentivize kids to start running and stay with it.
All funds raised will be split evenly between the two initiatives.
Thanks for your support!