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Valerie McKenzie

Valerie McKenzie
Chicago, IL United States
Stuff About Me:

I’m very excited to say “yes” I’m running my first marathon ever! As a mother of two kids I’ve always put my family first and made them my main focus. Many mothers may agree that while having a family you tend to put all your time and energy into making sure that everyone is taken care of and lose time for your own self-care. As life went on, just like many others I began to feel some of the stress that life brings and needed an outlet and a way to bring back the self-care in my life that I was missing. This is when working out become a major part of my life. I started my work out journey around 4 years ago and have never felt better.  I’ve reached workout goals in my life that I’ve never imagined at the age of 50+ which include cycling classes, cross fit training, kickboxing and soon to be next goal of finishing the Chicago marathon.  While running this marathon I would like to impower anyone that feels they are not young enough, out of shape, or have fallen from the challenges life brings and remind them to never give up and keep pushing on.

The cause I will be running for is “Girls on the Run”. Girls on the Run inspire girls to stay healthy and confident using fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Your generous support will make it possible for Girls on the Run to achieve their limitless potential.

I appreciate your support and prayers reaching my ultimate goal. Hope to see you at the marathon!



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Valerie McKenzie's Fundraisers

2018 GOTR Chicago Marathon

2018 GOTR Chicago Marathon

Amount Raised:



74% Raised of $1,500 Goal