I am so excited to share with you that I have decided to join the Team for Kids organization to run the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon!
It all started when my mother got me hooked on running more than 15 years ago…. And I never stopped! I ran many marathons including the Boston marathon for which I qualified for last year with my mother, many half-marathons, 10K's and many other smaller races. She passed on this running passion to me and I can say today that I can’t go without it. I just love to run! Now, I’m passing my passion on to my kids! My 17 years old daughter ran her first half marathon this year after many smaller races and I was so proud of her! I know that not all children have that chance and support and that’s why I chose to help and fundraise money for Team for Kids. The organization is a group of committed adult runners who add meaning to their miles through school-based programs and free youth events to bring free running and fitness programs to more than 200,000 students in under-served schools and communities. For most of these kids, it’s their only opportunity to get exercise, run or play sports and at the same time, it helps empower youth development. Please note that 100% of your donation will go directly to NYRR Youth Programs.
So this year, I won’t just run for myself, I will run for a cause to make someone else’s life better. I will cross that finish line for many that will be impacted by your contributions!
As a member of this incredible Team, I have pledged to raise funds (which I hope to greatly exceed!) and I am also responsible for a 100$ donation myself for a Team for Kids sign-up fee for a race. I am asking you to please support me in my athletic and fundraising efforts as I take on this incredible challenge.
Whether you’re a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you can join me to further this great cause!
Karine Lacombe :)