BENEFITING: YMCA Greater Boston
ORGANIZER: YMCA Greater Boston
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Y I am running the Boston Marathon -
For many years I watched thousands of runners go by, wondering both how they could run for 26.2 miles, but also what inspired them to ever want to. Although I was a competitive swimmer for most of my life running a 5k was once an accomplishment, but I soon met that goal and moved on to a 10K, half marathon, countless triathlons and now I will soon be one of the many to run the Boston Marathon. I now find myself being asked the same question I had asked of so many; how are you going to run 26.2 miles and why do you want to?!
Well the answer is really quite simple. I want to run because I am going to be able to support the same community that has supported me for so many years. The community whose after school programs helped me with my homework, pushed me to become a better swimmer and introduced me to my best friend. The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to our city, individual and families like yours and mine. The Y is a group of people; members, staff, volunteers - not a building. The Y is a family; one that has supported me, provided me opportunities, pushed me, and never given up on me. And it for those reasons that I don’t just want to run, but I want to run for the Y.
And I guess, once I figured out why I should run, the how just didn’t seem that difficult anymore.
By making a donation you will be supporting the YMCA of Greater Boston teen programs. Your donation will create opportunities for lasting success through life skill advancement, job training, academic assistance and more. Each member of the Y has their own story to tell and that is in large part to the continued support of donors like you.
Thank you for your donation to the Greater Boston YMCA and for supporting me in the Boston Marathon. #YRun