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Sara Zimmer

Sara Zimmer
Newton, MA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 26, 2014
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DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON wrote -
"The mission of Dreamfar High School Marathon is to challenge high school students to reach their full potential - physically, socially, emotionally, and academically - through a mentor-supported marathon training program."

    The way that I got involved with Dreamfar is a funny story.  I grew up watching my mom run many marathons, but running was never my thing.  I ran track in middle school, but complained everyday and was not very good.  The 1 mile run was incredibly difficult for me.  Then, last year, when I came home after graduating from college I went with my mom and brother to a 5K with Dreamfar thinking I was going to take a nice walk.  Once the race started and everyone was running, I thought "oh shoot, I guess I need to run."  After that, I figured if I could run 3 miles, how hard could 26.2 be.  So I decided to join Dreamfar as a mentor and train for the Providence Marathon.  
    Last May, on mother's day, I ran and completed the Providence Marathon.  As I crossed the finish line all I could think about what how amazing of an accomplishment this was for me and all of the other runners and at the same time, I promised myself I would never run again, especially not another marathon.  
But Dreamfar sucked me in.  I cannot think of a better way to spend my Saturday mornings than with all the High Schoolers, Teachers and Mentors.  
    I realized that running does not need to be about time or winning a race, but about yourself and feeling proud and accomplished.

    This year I have been given the amazing opportunity to run the 2014 Boston Marathon and who better to run on behalf of than Dreamfar.

Sara
Zimmer

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Amount Raised:

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50% Raised of $250 Goal