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Team TransAlt: 2016 TCS NYC Marathon

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November 01, 2016

The countdown is very seriously on and I am ready to get this run done. The taper is the best part (lots of eating) and the worst part (do I  See more
Emily Drabinski

THE STORY:

Running the marathon this year is going to be pretty tough for me. Last year, I saw my dad with a gaggle of family at Classon Ave in Fort Greene and again at the turn down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and again at the finish. I was too spent, my hands no longer worked, I couldn't open my bag to get out my water, much less unscrew the cap. I was so glad to have him there to solve the problems you face at the end of the marathon. That was the last time I saw him. This past December, he was visiting his family for the annual Drabinski family Christmas party in Los Angeles when he was hit and killed by a left-turning driver while out for a morning walk with his sister. 

My dad was the first serious runner I knew. He ran every morning unless sidelined by an injury, was still putting in 50 mile weeks when he died at 71. He had jackets and gloves for every five degrees, sunglasses for a hundred gradations of light. Dad was generous too. If he loved a piece of gear, he'd send it to me too--loving the Patagonia Houdini with him was about as much fun as I've ever had. The last gift he gave me was a pair of Nike Pegasus running shoes, his successful effort to get me out of the Mizuno Wave Riders that, for all their boosters at my local Jack Rabbit, really weren't the right shoe for me. It's hard to believe I won't be able to ask him to diagnose potential injuries or hash out hydration strategies or trash talk Hanson method runners over the phone. I'm grateful that I got to spend a few years of my life sharing running with my dad. It meant a lot to both of us, I know.

In lieu of all that, I'm breaking my vow to never ask people to donate money so I can do something I want to do anyway (run the marathon) and will be joining the Transportation Alternatives team. My dad was killed by an errant driver who was doing what all drivers do, driving on roads built for cars and not for people. I want to live in a better kind of world, and I am glad to add my effort to those of others working to build safer infrastructures in cities. 

Transportation Alternatives, Inc. wrote -

Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is New York City's leading advocate for better biking, walking and public transit. Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile.

We believe that the mobility and well-being of people should be prioritized on New York City streets, rather than cars.

When you make a donation to a Team TransAlt runner you are directly supporting TransAlt's advocacy work, which empowers New Yorkers from all walks of life to take action for safer, more sustainable streets.

TransAlt has always loved biking and walking, but now we're running. Say you're with us for the ultimate celebration of New York City streets and support Team TransAlt today.

$7,170

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143% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $81,084 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Aaron Charlop-Powers

Amount Raised

$13,671

 

91% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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Lisa Cohen

Amount Raised

$13,645

 

114% Raised of$12,000 Goal

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Emily Drabinski

Amount Raised

$7,170

 

143% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Jason Justin Banrey

Amount Raised

$5,770

 

96% Raised of$6,000 Goal

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James Miller

Amount Raised

$3,876

 

129% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Doug Gordon

Amount Raised

$3,671

 

122% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Jordan Laks

Amount Raised

$3,278

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Rose Uscianowski

Amount Raised

$3,160

 

105% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrea Libin

Andrea Libin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Heather Dalal

Heather Dalal

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Max Macias

Max Macias

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Max Shue

Max Shue

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

anonymous

anonymous

To you and the memory of your dad 2 years ago

Meredith Farkas

Meredith Farkas

DONATION: $25

Go Emily go!!! 2 years ago

Jessica Rosenberg

Jessica Rosenberg

Run, liuff superstar! 2 years ago

Paisley Currah

Paisley Currah

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Selinda

Selinda

DONATION: $71

2 years ago

Melissa Antinori Berninger

Melissa Antinori Berninger

DONATION: $25

2 years ago