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Nicholas McRae - Team V | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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9 Weeks In
August 09, 2016

9 weeks in and completed my longest run to date of 23 kms on Friday. It was a really nice run up the Hudson river, across to Central Park and  See more

BENEFITING: The V Foundation

EVENT: Team V | 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Nicholas McRae

THE STORY:

I am excited to train and prepare to run my first (and maybe only!) marathon in New York on Nov 6 and am really happy that I will be able to raise money for a fantastic cause at the same time - The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The Jimmy Valvano story is really inspirational. He was a champion college basketball coach that lost his battle with cancer soon after he delivered the now iconic speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards. It was there that he delivered the immortal line - “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”. This speech effectively launched The V Foundation and continues to resonate with people fighting cancer across the world. It will certainly be front of mind as I complete the 21 week training program and the 26.2 miles on the day! .

I will be running on the day specifically for my mum who has beaten cancer twice and the many family and friends who have been effected by this awful disease. Any donation large or small will be greatly appreciated.

About the charity: The V Foundation for Cancer Research has a strong presence in the scientific community, and it is guided by an elite, all-volunteer Scientific Advisory Committee, that recommends the research projects funded. Find out more here.

The charity has an excellent financial and accountability rating - learn more here.

About my fundraising effort: I have committed to raise $3250 for the V Foundation by October 15 and appreciate any help in reaching this number.

About the training and race: This really is one of the most iconic marathons in the world . The 42 kms (26.2 miles) starts in Staten Island before making its way through all other 4 boroughs and finishing in Central Park. Here is the route.

The 21 week training schedule started on June 6 and all up I will have run almost 700 kms (420 miles) by the time the marathon starts. I will be doing most of the miles with my beloved daughter Parker riding with me so that should be fun!

Thanks again!

Nic

$3,575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicholas McRae

    $275

  • Lordale

    $100

  • James Kirkland

    $50

  • Marc

    $50

  • Letty

    $50

  • Bruce & Lynne

     

  • Dennis Devine

    $100

  • Devin Ryan

    $100

  • Fritz

    $50

  • Dirty Rodriguez

    $50

  • Aziz Alouat

    $50

  • Cameo

    $100

  • Jack and Hena

    $22.50

  • Brad, Amanda, Mina, Tricky

    $25

  • Scott, Rox and Oscar

    $40

  • Renee

    $50

  • Chris H

    $50

  • Kev

     

  • Em Richards

    $50

  • Caitlin Finnegan

    $25

  • Chad & Bruce

    $70

  • Chad Hansen

    $50

  • PHIL, Emma, Jack, Alex and Charlie

    $50

  • Troy & Soraya

    $50

  • Shane & Fran

    $75

  • Patrik & Wendy

    $50

  • Ray C

    $50

  • Kenny and Kyra

    $75

  • ** Bretty, Natty, Henry & Maisie **

    $50

  • Isuru, Carrie, Ava and Hugo

    $100

  • Em, Paddy, Molly!

    $25

  • Garren

    $50

  • Sooty and Anna

    $40

  • Kristen Eskin (aka K-Dawg)

    $25

  • Jarred Power

    $50

  • Rob, Allira, Finn and bump in tummy

    $100

  • Ash and Kris

    $50

  • Zoe and Neal

     

  • The Clarksons

    $153

  • Dane

    $50

  • Pete, Xuan, Arthur and Margaux

    $50

  • Christina & Charlie

    $100

  • Matthias

    $25

  • Kath and Christian

    $50

  • Hayls & Goodie

    $50

  • Verity & Joe

     

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110% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Donor Comments

Verity & Joe

Verity & Joe

Well done Nic! 11 months ago

Hayls & Goodie

Hayls & Goodie

DONATION: $50

So good!! Nice work Nikas 11 months ago

Kath and Christian

Kath and Christian

DONATION: $50

Will be cheering for you x 11 months ago

Matthias

Matthias

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Christina & Charlie

Christina & Charlie

DONATION: $100

In memory of 25# - RIP 11 months ago

Pete, Xuan, Arthur and Margaux

Pete, Xuan, Arthur and Margaux

DONATION: $50

Run nanny Nic, you can do it! 11 months ago

Dane

Dane

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

The Clarksons

The Clarksons

DONATION: $153

Run for Love buddy. 11 months ago

Zoe and Neal

Zoe and Neal

Proud as punch! 11 months ago

Ash and Kris

Ash and Kris

DONATION: $50

12 months ago