My Personal Fundraising Page

My Story

Running a marathon has always been a goal of mine. I wouldn't call myself a runner, per se, but I have enjoyed various obstacle course races and "mud runs" throughout the years.  But a marathon always seemed to me a daunting goal  to acheive. After all, Pheidippides, the originator of this lengthy run, did die of exhaustion promptly after proclaiming victory of the Athenians over a Persian invasion at the border village of Marathon. I don't think they knew about hydration back then. He certainly didn't stretch.

In any case, it has always been a sort of bucket list item for me and I thought; 42 seems like a good age to do my first marathon. So here I am. I've done my longest training run of 20 miles and I thought, man I should really get my fundraising page out there! 

So if you're able to spare buy me a cup of coffee or a beer in the form of a donation, it is money well spent. I believe very strongly in the Special Olympics as a cause and event, and am proud to be running on their behalf.

A bit about their organization:

Team Special Olympics Chicago supports runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through fundraising tips, training assistance, and day of support! We are so grateful for your devoted support to our life changing mission.

Should donors wish to make a donation via check, those contributions can be sent to us and we will credit to your page. Please make sure to include somewhere in the memo section or on a note, the name of the fundraiser you would like to support. 

 

Mail to: 

Special Olympics Chicago 

2 E. 8th St.

Mezzanine Level

Chicago, IL 60605

 

Again, thank you for supporting our 7,500+ superstar Special Olympics athletes! #CANDOTHANKSTOYOU

$2,235.31

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$1,750.00

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My Supporters

  • Garretson Beebe Last month $420.00
  • Brooke Weinert Hats off to ya bro! Xoxo Brookey Last month $25.00
  • Anonymous October 2022
  • Garrett Lander Good luck! And just think, when you finish the marathon you'll have almost burnt enough calories to eat a slice of deep dish XD October 2022 $100.00
  • Matthew Weinert October 2022 $200.00
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  • Garretson Beebe Last month $420.00
  • Matthew Weinert October 2022 $200.00
  • George Christos Good luck Tim! October 2022 $105.00
  • Garrett Lander Good luck! And just think, when you finish the marathon you'll have almost burnt enough calories to eat a slice of deep dish XD October 2022 $100.00
  • Carissa Tyo Good luck for a worthy cause October 2022 $100.00
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