My name is Benj, and I have ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis I have battled for 20+ years. I ran the 2017 NYC Marathon on Team Arthritis Foundation, and it was an incredible experience, one that I did not know how would go given the unpredictability of the disease. I finished in a very respectable time and raised a decent amount of money with the immense support of family and friends.
I was planning to run again in 2018, but my body and joints just cannot take the constant pounding. As such, I won’t be running, but I am still very excited to fundraise for and be a part of a cause very near and dear to me.
Please join me as the journey continues. Thanks!