Hi everyone! I have been running for about 5 years now, and I am so excited to do the Los Angeles Marathon with Train 4 Autism. This will be my 3rd Full Marathon! In 2014 I ran the Charity Relay at Los Angeles Marathon with Train 4 Autism and I had so much fun doing the half marathon, that I decided I was going to do the full for 2015. Although the 2015 race was pretty tough in 96 degree heat, I still had a blast! Train 4 Autism is a charitable organization set up for people who are active, and have a close bond with Autism. I am a special education teacher, and I work with children who have autism. By wearing proudly wearing my Train 4 Autism shirt on the day of my race, I am brining awareness about autism, and ASD. T4A also supports and helps families who have children with autism by providing them with professional contacts, scholoships, and thearpies for their children. My donation goal is $700, so I ask you to please help me reach my goal! Thank you!
TRAIN 4 AUTISM wrote -
Stadium to the Sea. Say just those four words, and runners across the United States will immediately know what you•re referring to: the iconic course of the ASICS LA Marathon, which is set for its 31st edition on February 14, 2016. The ASICS LA Marathon has always been about much more than an invitational race for elite runners over the city’s streets. Since its inception in 1986, it has offered opportunities for involvement for athletic expression at all levels, for giving back to the community and for celebrating the unique nature of the communities all over the Los Angeles region. In 2010, Marathon charities set an all-time record of $2 million in donations. The enormous success led to the creation of the Marathon’s Charity Challenge, which called upon fundraisers to set a new record of $3 million in donations in 2011. Contributions passed the $1 million mark in mid-February 2011, the earliest date ever, and charities ultimately reached the $3 million mark for that year’s race. For the 2012 race, total charity contributions reached $3,023,326 and in 2013 the numbers continued to rise, with all-time high charity participation totaling over 70 charities raising over 3.1 million dollars.