WHO: I am a post-collegiate soccer player who enjoys keeping in shape/challenging myself by running long distance. My friends think I am crazy because there will be days where I strap on my running kicks and head out for a long run for absolutely no reason other than I want to!
WHAT: BOSTON MARATHON - I have ALWAYS wanted to run this marathon...for many years I have been a fan on the sidelines cheering on all of the runners. In the back of my head I knew that it would be me (eventually) on that course and the time is NOW! It's the pinnacle of all races!
WHEN: April 16th, 2012 - get your signs made and fill your waterbottles with your choice of libation and come on down/up/over to Boston to cheer me on!
WHERE: From Hopkinton to Back Bay, 26.2 miles will be done and done (if I don't run, than most likely it will be skipped, hopped, walked or basically finished by a half dead human being that will somewhat resemble the gal who started at Hopkinton).....
WHY: I am running to raise a large sum of money ($10,000.00) for The Lenny Zakim Fund! The legacy of Boston’s late and beloved civil rights leader provides grants, training, and many other services to small grassroots programs that are combating youth violence, working to eliminate poverty and illiteracy and supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. That means, through the LZF, your support helps feed the homeless, teach English to new Americans, provide youth programs that prevent violence, assist low-income women, and empower community workers to carry on every day in the face of overwhelming odds. In addition, when you give to LZF, you also invest in the non-profits’ leadership by providing trainings and networking opportunities that improve the organizations’ operations. For more information check out their site: http://www.thelennyzakimfund.org/home/
HOW: Help me reach my $10K goal by donating here at www.crowdrise.com/kristabeermann! There is no donation too small or large. Please support this amazing cause!
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