One day I would like to do a race for charity. If feels like the kind of thing that everyone truly passionate about running and or helping others should do at least once .I’m told it is an amazing experience, tons fun, life changing, motivational, incredible and I admire anyone and everyone who does it so naturally I want to experience it too… one day. It has always been a one day thing, one day I’ll do it, one day it’ll make sense to do it… that day is here and it’s not a day its a one month, one year process.
Many, many people run (or walk) a race for charity, they are all awesome! I’m running 2 races on back to back days, as in over the same weekend, as in on consecutive days, totaling 19.3 miles for charity. What? Why? because that is how I roll.
I am a big supporter or go big or go home, don’t go if you aren’t going all the way and so on… so for me, if I am doing a race for charity (also flying across the country, raising thousands of dollars and borderline torturing myself) it’s not going to be for a 5k, it’s going to be for an EPIC! journey.
First a little about the charity. Team In Training, TNT, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The purple shirts, the people who are raising money to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. From their website… Created 24 years ago, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT), has grown to be the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports charity training program. TNT has prepared more than 570,000 people to achieve their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, 100-mile (century) bicycle ride or hike adventure. Those participants have raised a remarkable $1.3 billion to support blood cancer research and patient services.
Over 1,000,000 people across the United States currently battle leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, yes 1 million plus people and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers a free, comprehensive array of services to blood cancer patients and their families, volunteer caregivers and advocates, healthcare professionals and the public. Without donations and athletes raising money this would not be possible.
Now the fun stuff, have you figured out the race(s) that I am running yet? Did you put 1 and 1 together?
I’m RUNNING the brand spanking new, Inaugural Disney Dumbo Double Dare!
My thoughts have gone something like this… What? Why? … Why would anyone run back to back races? in the summer? have you totally lost it? wait you are going to raise money to run 19.3 miles? hold up… a 10k then a half in the same weekend? are you sure you can handle this jos, you are not a beast of an athlete, you aren’t that hardcore… or are you? Look, I know that I may not be the fastest runner, I’m definitely not the furthest runner, and I’m not the best runner however I run with a lot of heart and passion and as I’ve said I go big or go home!
Fabulous race bling, an amazing, maybe life changing experience, good friends old and new, good times, did I mention race bling? Disney Land (yay!) and sore muscles await me. If you are running the Dumbo Double, 10k or Half please let me know I want to connect with and meet as many people as I can!
Finally … I don’t like to ask for help, I try to avoid asking for help but guys I need your help! and a lot of it, in a lot of ways
How can you help?
Straight up donate here
Register for my Summer Sunset Run here – A virtual race with all profits going towards my TNT fundraising! Your registration gets you chance to win prizes which are currently TBD and promise to be awesome and a sweet die cut medal!
If you are not in to virtual races or can’t/don’t want to donate money you can still help!
- Donate a RT or 7, please.
- Tell your friends, all of them.
- Post about this/me on Facebook – you can even be my friend/tag me 😉
- Cough up some motivation for me, I’m going to need it
- Share your thoughts on companies that may or may not want to donate a raffle prize?
- Pass along your fundraising tips
- Something else?
I’m crazy excited, a little scared, and ready to run. Who’s run back to back races? Any training tips?