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Raising Awareness so we are all Free to Run

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Chicago Marathon Madness!
November 09, 2017

It's taken me a few weeks to figure out how to feel about the Chicago Marathon. Then a few more weeks to figure out how to talk about it.  The  See more

BENEFITING: Free To Run Inc.

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Ayla Amon

THE STORY:

I have been running and playing sports as long as I can remember. I tried everything: basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track and field. But I never thought about how lucky I was to have the opportunity to be involved in those sports. It wasn’t until I entered my first race in grad school that I started thinking about how lucky I was to be able to run. Since then, I’ve built on that gratefulness.

I ran the Marine Corps Marathon last October in honor of my Navy POW grandfather, and I have never felt stronger crossing a finish line. So this year, I would like to take my gratitude even farther and run for those women and girls all around the world who can’t or don’t have a chance to engage in athletic recreation.

I am dedicating my two major goal races in 2017, the Frederick Half Marathon (May 7) and the Chicago Marathon (October 8), to Free to Run, a NGO that helps empower and provide opportunities to girls and women around the world to transform their lives through recreation. To help them find the freedom in athletics that I always have.

I’m also setting some ambitious goals: I want to run the Frederick Half Marathon in 1 hour, 40 minutes. This would be a massive PR for me (previous 1:49:12), and I’m training hard through the winter to be able to achieve it.

I’m asking for your help and support to make a difference in the world.

Do you think I can run a 9 minute 12 second PR? If so, can you donate $1 per mile ($13.10) to this amazing charity? If you don’t think I can do it, donate $2 per mile ($26.20) – at the very least, you’re in for some entertainment! Anything you can contribute helps change the world, one opportunity at a time.

You can learn more at www.freetorun.org, and check back here for updates on my progress! You can also find me on Athlinks or Garmin Connect. THANK YOU!!

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To This Fundraiser

$506

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tee Tee

    $50

  • QuizQuiz

    $50

  • Chad

    $26.20

  • Paige

    $25

  • Pat

    $26.20

  • Mom

    $50

  • Joan

    $50

  • Dani Cook

    $25

  • Terri Anderson

    $50

  • Cate

    $26.20

  • TeeTee

    $25

  • Kelly & Bruce

    $50

  • Loren

     

  • Catrina

    $26.20

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25% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Catrina

Catrina

DONATION: $26.20

If you're gonna steal waffles do it early in the race! :-) 6 months ago

Loren

Loren

Go Ayla!! 6 months ago

Kelly & Bruce

Kelly & Bruce

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

TeeTee

TeeTee

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Cate

Cate

DONATION: $26.20

I find your drive to run marathons intensely disturbing, but I support you anyway. 8 months ago

Terri Anderson

Terri Anderson

DONATION: $50

In memory of Mary Jo Anderson 11 months ago

Dani Cook

Dani Cook

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Joan

Joan

DONATION: $50

Go for it sweetie!! 1 year ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $50

Because I've always told you that you can do anything and you have proven that! Love you 1 year ago

Pat

Pat

DONATION: $26.20

1 year ago