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I Don't Like Running, But I'll Do a Marathon for the Kids

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Made the Jump
August 01, 2017

A couple of months ago I determined I would do a 10k. With my ingrained dislike of running, that felt as far as I wanted to go. But as I've been  See more

BENEFITING: Latin American Youth Center, Inc.

EVENT: LAYC Marine Corps Marathon and 10k team

EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 63

Jeremy Booth

THE STORY:

I sincerely dislike running. I like biking, I love soccer and basketball, and I relish any chance to play on a team. But I really, really don't like running. 


Running has always seemed monotonous to me. It's step after step, therefore extremely predictable. On a bike I can whiz around parked car doors opening and try to beat a stoplight. Running doesn't give me that high.


But a few weeks ago I went to New York Cit and saw something that truly inspired me: our friend, Chris Miller, was beginning to run across the entire United States. While Chris loves running, that alone did not propel him to start his journey. A cause did. 


While Chris is averaging a marathon a day, I decided to put all my chips into one disdained basket and run for an organization I believe in; the Latin American Youth Center. They help Latin American Youth and youth of all backgrounds get opportunities in a world that is increasingly difficult for immigrants. As someone whose roots are deeply entrenched in this land, I accept them and I love them. How much so, you ask? If you only knew how much I abhor running, you would understand how much.


Help me raise money to help something I believe in. 

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5% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $25 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mike Leon

Mike Leon

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago