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GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago

ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago

EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016

Katie Hedrick

THE STORY:

Six or seven years ago, one of my teaching friends asked if I was interested in working with a couple parents to coach a Girls On The Run club at our school.

The only running I had done up to that point was running to catch a bus or because I was being chased in a game of tag when I was a kid.  I thought, "What do I have to lose?  If my third graders could train to run a 5k, why couldn't I?"

That GOTR season marked the beginning of my love for running.  Since then, I have run several 5ks and 3 half-marathons.

Running has become a part of my life.  It's what I do when I'm under stress or need a little boost in energy.  It's been a way to prove to myself that I can do anything.

Enter in the 2016 Chicago Marathon.

For a long time, I said I'd never do a marathon.  Partially because I thought maybe I couldn't.  Partially because I wasn't sure my body was built for running that far.  After finishing the 2015 Mag Mile Women's Half-Marathon this past year in my best time yet, I thought I was ready for a new challenge.  

It is an honor for me to be running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in support of an organization that inspires and empowers so many to accomplish more than they ever thought possible... me included!

Although the final 26.2 miles of my journey will take place on October 9th, the first steps begin now.  I look forward to sharing the entire experience of my very first full marathon with you, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart (and feet!) for the words of encouragement and donations to Girls On The Run that you provide along the way.  :)

$1,128

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bill Hedrick

    $100

  • Andrea

    $100

  • Mom

    $100

  • Linda Lewis

    $50

  • Mary Kurschat

    $100

  • Mary Brija

    $10

  • Narelle

    $25

  • The Urban Family

    $20

  • Dee Borkovec

    $50

  • Joanne Trumbull

    $50

  • Timur Turba

    $50

  • Leigh Hill

    $100

  • Joan Rickert

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Amanda Moswin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Annette Madaj

    $25

  • Kim Doan

    $25

  • Erich

     

  • Nancy Harper

    $50

  • Beth trusty

    $50

  • Ann Walsh

    $25

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The Team: $277,963 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Katie Shubra

Amount Raised

$2,815

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Douglas Marello

Amount Raised

$2,700

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Gladys Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

114% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Amanda Sichko

Amount Raised

$2,180

 

145% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tegan Chesney

Amount Raised

$2,175

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Jerry Redmond

Amount Raised

$2,155

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Rick Dutch

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Kelly Comiskey

Amount Raised

$2,004

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ann Walsh

Ann Walsh

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Beth trusty

Beth trusty

DONATION: $50

Rock it Katie luv you! 2 years ago

Nancy Harper

Nancy Harper

DONATION: $50

Eich Family....Go Ms. Hedrick! 2 years ago

Erich

Erich

You're my favorite. I'm so proud of you! :) 2 years ago

Kim Doan

Kim Doan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Annette Madaj

Annette Madaj

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Amanda Moswin

Amanda Moswin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joan Rickert

Joan Rickert

DONATION: $25

2 years ago