I am so excited for this once in a lifetime opportunity that I have been given to run for the Bay State Games in the 2016 Boston Marathon! I didn't start running until my mid-thirties (I am 42 now!) and my first race was the San Antonio Rock and Roll half marathon. I became addicted to the sport and spent the next 5 years running 5k, 10k, and half marathons. It wasn't until 2013 that I decided I wanted to try running a marathon. I ran the San Antonio Rock and Roll marathon in 4:57. I knew I could do better, so 6 months later I started running with the best running group ever, We Run San Antonio, and was introduced to Coach Edgar. I told him that I had a goal to qualify for Boston and he immediately put me on a training program. 3 months after signing up with him, I ran the Revels Rockies in Colorado. I came up short, running it in 3:55, but cut an hour and 2 minutes off my previous marathon 9 months earlier. He suggested trying again at the Houston Marathon. My dream came true this past January in Hoston and I Boston Qualified with a time of 3:44:32 (I made it with 28 seconds to spare). Unfortunately my qualifying time didn't get me into this years Boston Marathon, but the Bay State Games is making my dream come true by selecting me to be on their team. I will be forever grateful to them for this opportunity and look forward to raising funds for this awesome organization.
My goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000. Any support is greatly appreciated. Please share my page with others!
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Here is some information about the Bay State Games.
The Bay State Games were created in 1982 to provide athletic, health and education based programs accessible to participants from Massachusetts and other New England states. Participants range in age from 6 to 80 and older. Organizational Programs include the Bay State Summer Games, Bay State Winter Games, Future Leaders Scholarship Program, the New Balance Sportsmanship Initiative, the Adopt an Athlete Program, the High School Ambassador Program and a Sports Medicine Symposium. For 32 years, Bay State Games programs have collectively affected the lives of nearly a half-million participants.
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