Friday, April 8, 2011

Marathon #2.....I won't keep you in the dark any longer

Well, it's decided.

Marathon #2 is officially on the race calendar.

As a kid I was a spectator of this race, standing on the sidewalk in my Dad's Brooklyn neighborhood.

As an adult I stood several years in a row in my Queens neighborhood, cheering on my friends who ran.

Then, I ran my first Marathon, and I thought that I could, maybe, run this race one day.

And after reading many facebook updates that a friend from high school posted about her daughter, who has NF, I realized I could help in some way.

So this November 6th, I will be running the NYC Marathon, to raise funds for NF Endurance, Children's Tumor Foundation.

To help all those affected by this incurable disease.

Like Julia.






34 comments:

Carly said...

Totally cool! That always sounds like such a cool race.

Kelly said...

Yay! I know how much you have wanted to do this race. So excited for you!!

J said...

Awesome! What a great cause to be running for!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm so excited you'll be running NYC! I'll make a sign and be out there cheering for you! Love that you're running to help a charity, too. That's fantastic!!

~Andrea~ said...

WOW!!! Dream come true...that's awesome!! And what a wonderful reason to run. That will make the last few miles much more bearable. Always easier to push through when it is for something so special!! Way to go!! Can't wait to hear all about it and post lots of pics for those of us who have never been to NYC :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Sweet Molly! Go big or go home, right?

Anne said...

That is fantastic and such a beautiful thing to do for that sweet little girl. Congrats!

Luke said...

AWESOME!!

Christi said...

Yay, that is awesome and to run for a great cause is even better! You go girl!

Shawn said...

Good for you....kick it!!!

kristen said...

I knew it was going to be big since you kept us in the dark and teased us with the news for so long. And you did not disapoint. This is so exciting girl!!

Pam said...

Very cool.

Johann said...

Fantastic! Great reason to run and certainly will motivate you through training and the race itself. All the best with this journey!

Runners Fuel said...

yay!!

SupermomE12 said...

That's totally AWESOME! I am from NY too and so want to run this one day. I put in for the lottery this year and if I don't get it, I am going to run for charity next year I think. I am excited for you!

Steel Springs said...

Awesome! Great cause!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

NYC!! woot! You go girl!

The Childrens Tumor Foundation sounds like a wonderful cause, and Julia is a cutie patootie. All the best to you as you train and raise funds!

Amy said...

AWESOME! That will be such an exciting race experience!

Jill said...

I couldn't think of a more worthy cause in one of the best marathon. Can't wait to follow your journey!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck, there is something extra special doing a race for charity

misszippy said...

Awesome Molly!

Colleen said...

WOO HOO! That's awesome Molly! So exciting!

Kelley said...

You are so brave! How exciting.

ajh said...

Excellent choices all around.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

This looks amazing Molly and for such a meaningful, personal cause. I am just starting The Long Run and the NYC mary is described in detail--now I will totally think of you the rest of the book!

So exciting!

You know I meant no harm to NY or NYC in my post today!! NYC and Boston seemed like great comparisons! :)

Black Knight said...

Great decision for a social cause. Excellent choice.
Good luck.... and go for a fast marathon!

H Love said...

Awesome!!

Suzy said...

Congrats on adding another race to the calendar. NYC is supposed to be awesome.

Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

Awesome! Running for a cause makes it that much more meaningful!

The Green Girl said...

Whoo hoo! I am so excited. I love Team NF!

Teamarcia said...

Fantastic! Let me know where to donate and consider it done.

blueviolet said...

You are something very special! This is great1

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

NYC? I'm jealous!

Mike said...

What's better than running? Knowing that you are helping the less fortunate. Bless you.