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Running for Ex-Racers at the Baltimore Marathon

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THE STORY:

Hundreds of thousands of people run marathons every year, but only a tiny percentage of those ever have a hope to win one. 

Likewise, some 20,000 Thoroughbreds are born in the U.S. each year -- but only a tiny percentage will be superstars on the racetrack, and only ONE of those is going to win the Kentucky Derby. The rest of those thousands of horses are still amazing creatures and phenomenal athletes, even though they might not be the absolute fastest things on four legs.

The majority of Thoroughbreds need a "Plan B" when their racing careers conclude, and that's where groups like CANTER Mid Atlantic serve a literally life-saving role. They help network horses that are coming off the track with riders in other sports -- everyone from Olympic athletes to weekend trail riders. They also do a wonderful job of promoting these horses as athletic partners and companions, combating the "crazy Thoroughbred" stereotype that has unfairly plagued them for years.

As the owner of a former racehorse myself, this is an endeavor that is very close to my heart, and I'm glad groups like CANTER MA exist to help horses like my Chief find new jobs. Thoroughbreds are amazing athletes, hard-working partners, and wonderful friends. You can watch the short YouTube video about CANTER MA that's linked to this page to see more about what they do.

When I decided to take the plunge and sign up for the Baltimore Marathon this year, part of the motivation was to run for a cause. So help give me a little extra motivation as I'm pounding the streets of Charm City during my training this summer, and throw a few bucks CANTER MA's way. All donations go straight  to CANTER MA and are tax-deductible. The Thoroughbreds thank you!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin Harty

    $50

  • Hairball

    $50

  • JMS

    $50

  • Sara Lieser

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • madeleine burgoyne

    $50

  • Maggie C

    $30

  • Joe, Thelma, Joseph, Samuel, and Nicholas

    $50

  • Mike, Aylin, Cameron, Cooper, Roxie, Rex, Sophie, Scout and Kane!

    $30

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Gaye McCullough

    $30

  • Susan and Gus

    $30

  • Jonathan Weinberger

     

  • Willem

    $30

  • Erica

    $100

  • Lele

    $30

  • Miss Margaret Rose

    $25

  • njac

    $50

  • Sherry

    $25

  • Debbie Bass

    $100

  • Nadia N.

    $10

  • Karen Stevenson

    $25

  • Cindy Ciarpella

    $25

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107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,065 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Erin Harty

Amount Raised

$965

 

97% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Debbie Bass

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Cindy Ciarpella

Cindy Ciarpella

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Karen Stevenson

Karen Stevenson

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Nadia N.

Nadia N.

DONATION: $10

In memory of my horses who got me through some tough times during middle school: Cory, Heart, Reggie, Black, and Mac. 4 years ago

Debbie Bass

Debbie Bass

DONATION: $100

Abalar 4 years ago

Sherry

Sherry

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

njac

njac

DONATION: $50

To all of the special ponies who have and will benefit from CANTER 4 years ago

Miss Margaret Rose

Miss Margaret Rose

DONATION: $25

In loving memory of my two fine ex-racers, Twilight and Perturbed. 4 years ago

Lele

Lele

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Erica

Erica

DONATION: $100

Run Erin Run! 4 years ago

Willem

Willem

DONATION: $30

Go, Herder, Go!!! 4 years ago