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James Atto's Fundraiser:

Jimmy's Gonna Stretch This Time

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THE STORY:

<<<-------  Will I be Black Shirt Runner Jimmy, or struggling White Shirt Jimmy? 

Please help me raise money for one Camp Casey Horsey House Call.  <-- Click Here to watch a video of this program.

Not only would I like to raise enough to fund this program, but I regularly volunteer for Horsey House Calls... Let me tell you what I plan to do to raise the funds...

The year was 2014.  I made a decision to run my 1st full marathon after running my first two half marathons in South Lyon and Dexter-AA.  I impulsively registered 2 weeks before the marathon.  Mainly because that day was the cutoff to guarantee that I would get a t-shirt.  I still wear that tech tee. 

Let me tell you how my only full marathon panned out:

Forgot to set my alarm, awoke about 30 minutes before the gun, and I lived 30 minutes away from Kensington at the time.  Within 30 seconds of internal deliberating, I quickly threw on some shorts, a tee and my shoes and threw some other clothes in a duffle bag and ran out the door.  I didn't brush my teeth or rink a sip of water.

I somehow didn't get a speeding ticket on the way there driving down I-96, and arrived as the gun went off. I still hadn't checked in yet, since it was such a small race (about 40 registrants; I heard only 25 showed up).  I tried to use the restroom before running, but (according to Murphy's Law) it was filled up - AFTER THE RACE had already started!

I got my bib, and approached the vacant starting line.  It was quiet and I told a gentleman at the start "I'm late..." He took note of my bib and said "all right, you're good to go."  

I did not stretch or warm up.  No water, no bathroom, morning breath and all.  

I just tried to put the chaos behind me and go for what would be a solitary run with my earbuds firmly set.  I treated it just like another run by myself.  

I ended up finishing 12th of the 25 runners, and hit the bathroom while on the course.  

I only walked for the better part of mile 25, and said to myself "there is absolutely NO WAY I am walking across that finish line."  So I worked back up to a jog for the final 1.2.  

That's the story of my 1st treacherous Marathon and only one to date.  That is why this one is called "Jimmy's Gonna Stretch This Time."

 

$1,084

MONEY RAISED
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  • Molly and Nick Reeser

    $50

  • Amber NoSalt Reynolds

    $30

  • Ian

    $19

  • Jimmy's Donation Match

    $19

  • Sandy Naimou

    $18

  • Roasted Lentils by Simple Supple Foods

    $30

  • The Farm Way

    $26.20

  • Darren D.

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • K. Slade

     

  • Jimmy's Donation Match

    $15

  • The Old Man

    $100

  • Friend of The Old Man

    $52.40

  • Jessica Blonsky

    $26.20

  • Linds

    $26.20

  • Alli and Patrick

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • Mallory Hinz

    $10

  • Hannah

    $10

  • AMAL MANSOUR

    $26

  • The Horse Fearer

    $11.02

  • Tara Taylor

    $26

  • CrowdRise

    $200

  • KF

    $26.20

  • Sarah Maurier

    $15

  • Rachel Kolling

    $26.20

  • Sandy Naimou

    $18

  • Dawn Nulty

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Molly

    $26.20

  • Jillian May & Michael Beliew

    $25

  • Cheryl Benson

    $50

  • Charlie Earl

    $26.20

  • Julia Bucciero

    $11.22

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108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,084 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

James Atto

Amount Raised

$1,018

 

102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandy Naimou

Amount Raised

$66

Donor Comments

Julia Bucciero

Julia Bucciero

DONATION: $11.22

Donated $11.22 in honor of your 11:22 finish. Saw you as you were headed toward the finish line! Great job! 2 years ago

Charlie Earl

Charlie Earl

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Cheryl Benson

Cheryl Benson

DONATION: $50

In memory of Ryan Oren 2 years ago

Jillian May & Michael Beliew

Jillian May & Michael Beliew

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Molly

Molly

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $10

Donating because you're the bee's knees.. No really, your knees are pretty bee-ee. Hope this helps! 2 years ago

Dawn Nulty

Dawn Nulty

DONATION: $30

I hope you do a 4 mile victory lap. 2 years ago

Sandy Naimou

Sandy Naimou

DONATION: $18

Here's to healing, lasting memories and joy for the kiddos and their families and to Jimmy getting in a really good warm-up and a peaceful stretch this time. 2 years ago

Rachel Kolling

Rachel Kolling

DONATION: $26.20

I hope you don't over sleep this time. 2 years ago

Sarah Maurier

Sarah Maurier

DONATION: $15

2 years ago