brittanybarnhart's profile image - click for profile

Brittany Barnhart's Fundraiser:

Brittany's First Full Marathon!

Brittany's Photo

BENEFITING: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

EVENT: Akron Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2014

Brittany Barnhart

THE STORY:

The last thing I thought I would be doing, after running the half at the Akron Marathon this past September, is signing up for a full marathon...but I did!!  I will be running in the Akron Marathon again this year on September 27, 2014.

In March of 2013, when I told my friends, family and parents that I was planning on running the half they asked if I was raising money for a charity and I said no.  I didn't want to raise money for a charity, only to not finish the race and disappoint everyone.  I was able to successfully finish the half marathon in one piece so I figured I would try to complete a full marathon!  Since I will be running my first full marathon I figured it would be a great opportunity to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Most of you know my mom has had this disease for many years, so it was very easy to pick the MS Society as my charity.  One of the things that motivated me to stick with all the training on the days it was hot or raining, or when I had blisters on my feet, when my knees felt like they were going to give out or when I developed a nice case of peroneal tendonitis in my foot, was my mom.  She has lived with pain most of her life but she has never complained or given up.  So everytime I want to quit I think of how she would love the opportunity to run or walk and how determined she has always been.

In September, I can't guarantee that I will make it to the finish line but I can guarantee I will do my absolute best and give everything I have to cross it!  I've already started to train; this will give me all the time I need to slowly increase my mileage and prevent injury. 

If you would like to make a donation I would very much appreciate it!  All you have to do is click on the 'Donate' button and you can pay with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express card!  You will get an email with your receipt shortly after you make your donation.  Since the race isn't until September 2014, you have plenty of time and many paychecks to come up with some $$$ for a nice donation...lol!  I'm just joking!  Any amount would be greatly appreciated...there is a $10 minimum though!  If you really like me, please tell everyone you know to help spread the word.

I will be sending out email newsletters every couple of months with my progress and to tell you how bad I hurt!  If you want me to send you my amazing newsletters email me at brittluvsj@yahoo.com and I will add your email to the mailing list.  Again, thanks for your donation!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$935

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

    $10

  • George & Gloria

    $25

  • Bernie Smith

    $20

  • Barb & Bob Butcher

    $75

  • cora

    $40

  • Kevin

    $25

  • Lynnette & Vince Spadea

    $100

  • The Heslop's

    $25

  • Paul & Steph

    $100

  • :)

    $25

  • Brit & Joey

    $40

  • Fight Club!!! ;)

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vicki and Joe

     

  • Bill and Phyllis Kibler

    $50

  • Alyssa Bowman

    $25

  • Debbie Butterworth

    $20

  • Mark & Debbie

    $100

  • Dick and Pam

    $30

  • Rhonda and Norman Morris

    $30

  • Audrina

    $20

  • E & C

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

37% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $935 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

E & C

E & C

DONATION: $25

Sorry I forgot to do this! Greater job today! 5 years ago

Audrina

Audrina

DONATION: $20

Hope you do great Aunt B, I love you!! 5 years ago

Rhonda and Norman Morris

Rhonda and Norman Morris

DONATION: $30

Best of luck to you!! 5 years ago

Dick and Pam

Dick and Pam

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Mark & Debbie

Mark & Debbie

DONATION: $100

My hero, my sister! 5 years ago

Debbie Butterworth

Debbie Butterworth

DONATION: $20

Best luck of your marathon.... 5 years ago

Alyssa Bowman

Alyssa Bowman

DONATION: $25

I'm so proud of you Britt! You have been so dedicated to training that I have no doubt in my mind that you will do awesome! I know you will cross that finish line and make your momma proud! I'll be right there with you (well for 11 of the 26 miles) sharing in the fun and cheering your booty on! Stay strong! You go girl!:) 5 years ago

Bill and Phyllis Kibler

Bill and Phyllis Kibler

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Vicki and Joe

Vicki and Joe

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago