Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. My name is Jonathan Harrison; I am a Glendale, CA native and alumnus of Northwestern University raising money for the Chicago Parks Foundation. I owe them so much for maintaining Lake Shore Drive, my go-to running path, as well as the various park systems I've enjoyed for rec sports, tie-dye parties, BBQs, etc.
This will be my debut marathon. After competitive cross-country in HS, I've looked to leisurely running as a way to process my thoughts and clear my head. While I've considered eventually trying my hand at a marathon, I never committed. I was finally inspired to take part in this event by my friends, who told me, "Don't just say you'll do it: actually do it".
This marathon will test my perseverence, dilligence, and self-motivation. Your donation will assist me in reaching my goals set with the Team ChiParks and remind me of the blessings already present in my life, be it friends, family, or just the kindness of strangers.
As a token of my appreciation, I’m including the names of each sponsor on my race day shirt, a la NASCAR. Your donation will put me one step closer to reaching the starting line, and it seems fitting to have you with me for the rest of this 26.2-mile endeavor.
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