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Alli Land Running the Chicago Marathon for the Gazelle Sports Foundation
Mon, Jun 27, 2016
About This Activity
My name is Alli, and I am running the Chicago Marathon as my 10th marthon.
Four years ago I ran my first 5k. I was terrified that was going to finish last - or not finish at all. I had completed the Couch to 5k training on the flat lakeshore path along Lake Superior. The Firecracker 5k was near Teal Lake on a trail. Oh was I woefully unprepared. Hills? Roots? Rocks? What?! I made it through and learned that "quit" was not a word that belonged in my vocabulary. Little did I know that that first little 5k would lead to a handful of half marathons, 9 fulls, a job I'm passionate about and a sport I love.
While I was training for full number nine, I had an idea - I wanted to do something to give back to the sport that's given so much to me. And what better way to do so than to run to raise funds for the Gazelle Sports Foundation.
The Gazelle Sports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports individuals and organizations that implement education, programs and activities involving movement and fitness. The focus of the grants will be toward groups that have barriers to integrate fitness in their lives. The Foundation will prioritize grants that include lower income individuals and families.
By raising funds for this awesome foundation, I am helping to spread the gift of movement to those who might not otherwise have had access to the programs that are funded.
How you can help: On October 9th I will run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Please consider a gift of support for the Gazelle Sports Foundation so that they may help others implement education, programs and activities involving movement and fitness.