Chris Young's 2014 Boston Marathon Page

$2,910 of $2,800 goal

Raised by 27 people in 32 months
Chris Young
for WALTHAM BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB INC
  WALTHAM, MA
As many of you well know last year I decided to run my first marathon. The experience was one that changed my life, the first 14 miles were the most incredible miles I have ever run and I felt like I could take on the world. As I got to mile 16 I was feeling my legs and I knew that the next miles through the Newton Hills were going to be a true test of my training and my determination. I finished the hills strong but I hit another wall at mile 23 that was unexpected. As I struggled through what I thought would be the easiest part of the race the thought of crossing the finish line and knowing that my wife and best friends would be there was the only thing that kept me going. I has told Erica to stay on the left side of the road, I like to run on the left side and I didn't want to miss her. I also told her to be a few hundred yards before the finish so I could get a burst of energy to cross the finish line. I had no idea that I had just told her to stand 40 feet from a deadly explosion. Nor did I know that as I was shuffling along during mile 24 that my wife was running to find me and our friends were frantically looking for her thinking she must be dead. I had no idea what my brother had just seen live on TV and that he knew my pace should have had me just crossing the finish line. I had no idea the severity of what was going on when I reached Kenmore and among the cheering spectators I saw her horrified face screaming to me. One of the few things that I was sure of in the months following the Boston Marathon was that I would be back and I would get the chance to cross the finish line. If you have taken the time to read this please take it one step further and take the time to make a donation.

What is easy to lose sight of following last years Boston Marathon is all the goodness that comes from the event. In 26 years the Boston Marathon has raised over $140 million for charity. Last year there were 3,000 people who ran under a charity bib. This year I am proud to be running the marathon for the Waltham Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club is a place where youth development comes first. At the club kids can eat, play, study, swim, sing, and most importantly be themselves in a safe and supportive environment. The cost of joining the club is only $15 per year and the operating costs of the club rely almost entirely on donations. I am proud to be on the first ever Waltham Boys and Girls Club Marathon team and I thank you in advance for investing the future of our youth!
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Update 8
18 months ago
Hi all thanks for coming to check out my site for the 2015 Marathon. This will be my 3rd time running for the Boy's and Girl's Club. Please feel free to make a donation on this website. Even better if you take a moment to go to the Waltham Boy's and Girl's Club website you can make a donation that goes directly to the club without a percentage being taken out by a middle man. As soon as the website is up I will post the link here.
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Update 7
29 months ago
Thanks to a recent wave of awesome people donating to the Boys and Girls Club Marathon Team my current fundraising total is $3,915! Last year I was able to break the $4,000 mark but I am confident that we can blow that out of the water this year! Today I did a 12 mile run and at mile 10 a grouchy looking old Woburn man sitting in his front yard started chanting "Boston Strong" over and over as I ran by his house, the last 2 miles where my best miles of the year! I can't wait to toe that line in Hopkinton in two weeks!
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Update 6
30 months ago
Less than a week til my fundraiser and the marathon is just starting to real! My legs are continuing to feel better than they did this time last year and I am excited to see how my 17 miler goes on Sunday. I only have four more long runs until I toe the line in Hopkinton. Here is a pic from my 16 miler last week, it was my 4th time running the Super Sunday race in memory of Jeff Price...the trip just keeps getting longer and stranger!
...what a long strange trip it's been
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Update 5
31 months ago
45 degrees out today and my first training run of the year in shorts!
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$2,910 of $2,800 goal

Raised by 27 people in 32 months
Created December 12, 2013
All funds raised go directly to:
WALTHAM BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB INC
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  Waltham, MA
Tax ID: 042103927
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GF
$100
Gobron Family
16 months ago

Congratulations on a fantastic run!

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K
$100
kirkswenson
16 months ago

Great cause - have a great run Chris!

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LL
$25
Lindsey Lohwater
17 months ago

Congrats on this awesome accomplishment!!

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JF
$100
Jess & Frank
17 months ago
BW
$100
Brian Watkins
18 months ago

Good on you nephew!

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LB
$50
Laura and Kevin Benoit
18 months ago

Thanks for all you do for the B&G Club. Here's wishing you a great race-day!

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JF
$100
Jess & Frank
28 months ago

We'll be cheering you on from Seattle, best of luck Chris!

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ML
$50
Maryann & Steve Landry
28 months ago

Best of Luck! With much respect, The Lamdry's

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AG
$100
Anne Marie Gobron
28 months ago

Wishing you the best of luck! -The Gobron Family

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MM
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Manjiri and Pete Machak
28 months ago
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