Philip Roach via Crowdrise
November 02, 2012
BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Kellen Axten wrote -
Back in April, I found out I was accepted to run the 2012 New York City Marathon. At the time, I was stationed In Afghanistan and entered on a whim to get one more marathon under my belt. I didn't imagine that my casual decision would be at the center of so much controversy seven months later.
I grew up all over the country, but called New York my home for over ten years until my career moved me elsewhere. I've run marathons in Philadelphia, Boston, Hartford and Seattle, but have always dreamed of participating in the largest marathon in the greatest city in the world.
The tragic events of Hurricane Sandy have caused me to take a hard look at my decision to continue with the run. Unfortunately, cancelling my plans would help none of the victims, so I've decided to turn this run into a driving force for people I'm connected with around the country to help out.