I am running this race in memory of my mom who passed away in 2010 from pancreatic cancer. She was always doing things for others before taking care of herself. She was the most self-less, patient and creative person I have ever known. This race is a good way to give to a great cause and it is something that would make my mother proud. Also, I am running in honor of our military service members. If we can send them to war, we must take the responsibility to adequately care for them when they return home, damaged and bruised, whether we can see their injuries or not. They have all sacrificed in ways that most of us will never comprehend. I run to honor their sacrifice. My wife, Audrey, is currently deployed in the Middle East and I hope that she comes home in time to do the half marathon with me in 2016. She left 4 days after I finished this race in 2015, so we will have to wait and see what happens. So yes, I may be a little biased.