Running for Martin, Running for Kindness
Running is my remedy. My mind feels clear, my body feels alive, and I can just have time to be with myself, distraction-free when I run. One of my biggest life goals is to run the Boston Marathon on behalf of a charity. I would love to run Boston 2020 on behalf of the Martin Richard Foundation (click link to read organization's mission). To show my commitment to running Boston with Team MR8 next year, I'm beginning fundraising now. My goal is to raise $750 for this incredible organization.
Last year I ran over 500 miles to start training and to prove to myself that I could be a runner and inspire others to run too. I ran in the 1st annual Women's National Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. and am excited to return again for the race this on May 5th, 2019.
The Martin Richard Foundation advances the values of sportsmanship, inclusion, kindness and peace by giving young people the opportunity to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement. I have embodied these values my whole life and can't wait to fundraise for this remarkable organization. I may live in Virginia now, but Boston will always be a part of my identity.
On Labor Day, 2018 I ran in the MR8k, an 8k race put on by the Martin Richard Foundation. The race took place throughout the streets of Boston and ended in the Boston TD Garden. I have never ran in a more uplifting and kind race. Anytime anyone stopped to catch their breath along the race course someone else was there for them to cheer them on. I want to be a part of Team MR8 and to bring that kind of energy to the races I will run in the future.
Please, will you make a donation?
Running 13.1 miles isn't easy, but neither is living in a world full of hate and exclusion. Running, volunteering, including others, and fostering peace are things I love doing. If I raise over $500 I will be able to run the Women's National Half as an official Team MR8 member and can wear the organization's logo with pride. Please help me raise money and meet my goals. I am forever grateful. Thank you.
I will be documenting my training and the race on my instagram: @emilygoesplaces. Feel free to follow along.