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Marathons for Mental Health

$870 of $500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 8 months
Created December 13, 2017
Mental health needs to be discussed. We must continue to talk about it openly, without judgement and to break the stigma. I am running marathons in 2018 with funds going directly to Rattle the Stars. Read their mission below. "Our mission is to raise awareness about youth depression and other mental illnesses and to prevent suicide in teens and young adults. We accomplish this goal by starting the conversation and helping people talk openly and honestly about mental illness and suicide. We host and take part in events throughout the year to make sure that we keep these issues at the forefront in the community. We provide resources and supports for teachers, coaches, and others to build conversations about mental illness and suicide into their work with youth. We provide outlets for people who have been affected by mental illness and suicide to share their experiences and express their feelings."

Current race schedule (TBC):
Feb 11-Pettit Indoor Marathon, Milwaukee WI 
March 10-March Marathon (TBC)
Mar 25-Shamrock Shuffle 8k, Chicago IL
Apr 7-Circular Logic Marathon, West Lafayatte IN
Apr 28-Illinois Marathon, Urbana IL
May 12-Starved Rock Marathon, Ottawa IL
Aug 18-Madison Mini Marathon, Madison WI
Sep 9-Holland Haven Marathon, Holland MI
Dec-McEnroe Marathon (Winter Edition)
(course/date TBA)

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August 11th will be my 8th marathon. I'll have 8 hrs to run, walk or crawl 3.29 mile loops in this ultra marathon. It promises to be a warm day but will be among a good group of runners. Thank you for the donations and support.
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My 6th marathon was completed on Friday June 15th. A mixed weather day, started off cool and sprinkles of rain but got very hot. I found it hard to find consistency in this hotter weather. The plus is no injuries and I am more or less ready to jumo back into another training cycle. My next marathon is on July 15th. August brings an 8hr ultra, September I'll be headed to Michigan and then finishing with number 10 in Madison in the beginning of November. Thanks for all the support so far!
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Marathon number 5 completed on Saturday May 12. That means I am halfway to finishing 10 marathons for mental health. Chip in whatever you can. Thank you!
Starved Rock Marathon medal
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Illinois Marathon completed on April 28th. Recovery is going well and have a very quick turnaround with the next marathon on May 12th. Lets hope I can get to the start line somewhat fresh and finish injury free. We are $25 away from the next milestone of $600. Keep liking and sharing for mental health awareness.Thank you!
Illinois Marathon medal
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$870 of $500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 8 months
Created December 13, 2017
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