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Jennifer Berkemeier

Jennifer Berkemeier
Indianapolis, IN United States
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In 2009 I found myself wanting to accomplish more.  I wanted to set goals that I never sought before.  I wanted to push myself to the limits.  I was tired of sitting around not doing much.  Running was always something I seemed to start, but never seemed to go far.  So I decided to register for one of the most popular mini-marathons in the country.  The mini in Indianapolis.  That was exactly the motivation I needed to accomplish a personal goal.  During the mini, I felt a sense of comradery with my fellow runners.  I felt free.  I felt a great sense of personal pride knowing that I accomplish this amazing goal.  Shortly after, I got pregnant with my son and spent a couple years taking care of him.  In 2011, the running bug started itching again.  But this time, I decided to aim even higher and registered for the Mini in May and then the Chicago Marathon in October.  I wanted to show my son that you can do anything if you have a goal and believe that you can reach it.  

And here I am again, finished with the Mini and starting training for the Chicago Marathon.  This time, I have set a higher goal to achieve.  I was lucky enough to gain entry into the Chicago Marathon through the lottery.  But, I still wanted to do more.  I wanted my marathon to impact others as well as myself.  I was instantly drawn to the Girls on the Run logo.  When I looked deeper into the program, I knew I had to be a part of it.  This wonder group of people has put together a program for girls in 3rd grade to 8th grade to help in goal setting, comradery, and goal reaching that I experienced on my own through running.   These girls get to experience that sense of freedom and pride that I have. 

So as part of my ever growing goals, I ask your help.  Could you please help me reach my goal by ‘sponsoring’ a mile of my marathon by donating $25?  During each mile sponsored, I plan to think about the love, and kindness, and connection to the person who was giving, not just to me, but to the girls of Girls on the Run.    



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Jennifer Berkemeier's Fundraisers

Team Girls on the Run: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Team Girls on the Run: Bank …

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100% Raised of $600 Goal