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Sydney's New York City Marathon - Team for Kids

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A Message From Sydney On November 6, 2016 I'll be running in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon with Team for Kids and I'm asking for your support to get them the money they need so they can keep providing critical services to the kids of the New York Road Runners Youth Programs. Their free programs reach over 200,000 kids nationally, and help get kids of all ages and abilities up, moving, and running. These youth programs bring speakers, coaches and volunteers to schools and community centers to help educate kids on how to have a healthy lifestyle through the power of running. For more information on the New York Road Runners Youth Programs, check out the About Us page at! My paragraph certainly does not do the organization justice. Before signing up for the NYC Marathon, I was figuring out the best way to live a healthy lifestyle. As someone who used to HATE running, its become the most important and my favorite aspect of my exercise routine. As I was slowly building up my endurance, I was lucky enough to be able to visit New York City the weekend of the marathon in 2015. After spending the day cheering on the runners and seeing how happy they were when they crossed the finish line (although they were not at all happy going up the hill at mile 24), I was sold. I thought I could run a marathon. After doing some research and finding Team for Kids, I realized I had the determination and (let's be honest) the audacity to sign up and run a marathon. So here I am, someone who used to say they "hated running", running a marathon. Running this marathon isn't something I'm checking off my bucket list. Running a marathon was never on my bucket list because I never thought I'd have the willpower to do something like that. After loosing 45 pounds last year, running a marathon just seems like the best congratulations I can give myself. Thank you again for taking the time to visit my page and read my message! Thank you again if you choose to donate to this awesome charity! - Sydney



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