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Running for a Cause

While my aspirations for the 2012 Marathon fizzled, albeit temporarily, I decided to utilize this blog as a way to keep myself motivated and to explore upcoming events that could help others. And in this case, I want to promote an upcoming event a friend will participate in. On April 17th she will take part in the 25th Annual Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge.

The 3.1 mile challenge begins in Weehawken, New Jersey and ventures through the Lincoln Tunnel ending on the NYC side of the tunnel. The event entering its 25th year raises money to help support the Special Olympics of New Jersey. As of this writing the event has raised over $120,000. The support to the Special Olympics goes a long way in helping children and adults with disabilities “develop fitness, demonstrate sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community”. In New Jersey alone there are 21,000 athletes preparing for competition in 24 events. The money raised from this challenge helps fund year round training in each of the 24 events.

The organizers expect up to 3,500 participants. One notable participant is my friend Nelsy Payano. She is running in the event as part of team Inspiring IRIS. IRIS is an acronym which stands for Intelligent, Respectful, Independent, Successful (Men & Women in our families is the race we can all win).  She has been an avid runner but now will participate in a challenge that will allow her to give back. She has her running shoes ready and will run for the Special Olympics. However, she needs your support. Please help support her team. Every dollar earned, as mentioned previously, will help the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

To donate to Inspiring IRIS please click here.

Did you know New Jersey was awarded the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Summer Games? In the summer of 2014, over 3500 Special Olympic athletes from across the country will participate in the games.

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  1. April 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    That’s the spirit…:)

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