Cat Rescue Midnight Marathon

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For the third straight year, I will be running in the annual New York Cat Hospital Father's Day Marathon.  And as sole participant, there's a good chance I'll win...again!

This year, I'm running to raise funds to help two cat rescue groups: Frankie's Feline Fund ( http://www.frankiesfelinefund.org/
and Ready for Rescue ( http://www.readyforrescue.org/).

These dedicated animal advocates pull elderly, ill, or otherwise unadoptable cats from the euthanasia lists at area shelters, provide necessary medical care, and place them in foster and forever homes. Between them they've saved literally hundreds of sweet, wonderful cats from an unnecessary end.

Pictured above is toothless "Rizzo" - one of the aforementioned rescues - now living happily here at New York Cat Hospital!

This year's run will be a MIDNIGHT MARATHON.  The "race" will start at midnight on Father's Day eve, and finish in the wee hours at...Mc Donalds! (Seriously...I'll be hungry.)  To the best of my knowlege, this is New York's first and only MIDNIGHT MARATHON!

I'll be running with headlamps and a taser (to defend against coyotes), while live-tweeting my position in case of attack. (Only half-joking here.)

Please help support the selfless, good-hearted work of Ready For Rescue and Frankie's Feline Fund with a donation.
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A final thanks to all who have supported the New York Cat Hospital Cat Rescue Midnight Marathon. Amazingly, we've raised over $7000 for genuinely needy, homeless cats.

The campaign will close in a few days, at which time Frankie's Feline Fund and Ready for Rescue will receive checks with which to continue their heartfelt, loving good work.

So THANK YOU again. Know that your donation will indeed help these sweet, special cats.
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The spoils of victory!
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THANKS to all who supported the NYCH Cat Rescue Midnight Marathon. Thanks to your generosity, we've raised almost $7000!

It was an unusual run, no doubt. Genuinely scary at first: much of the trail is in the middle of nowhere, and despite a full moon…very, very dark. I could see only what the headlamp illuminated in front of me. Moreover, I didn't see a single soul for six hours.

But after a while the fear subsided, I put on some headphones, and just ran. Though physically exhausting, I never really felt sleepy. And it was invigorating to run at daybreak.

And as planned/promised, when finished I made a bee line for McDonald's and indulged in some Sausage McGriddles and Hash Browns! Not as good as I remembered...but still hit the spot.

The campaign will remain open a few more weeks.
If you’ve also helped spread the word to other potential supporters, thank you! If you haven’t, please consider forwarding my campaign link and/or sharing it with your friends on Facebook. Here’s the link: https://www.gofundme.com/catmarathon

Thanks again!
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WINNER (and sole participant) New York Cat Hospital Father's Day Cat Rescue MIDNIGHT MARATHON!
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Susan Pollack Siderman
35 months ago

Congrats Peter. So proud of you. Started your training for next year's run yet ?!?!

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CM
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Cindy Morgan-Olson
35 months ago
SS
$15
Shae Sherertz
35 months ago

Peter is my hero!

DW
$125
David Weinstein
36 months ago

you are a better (crazier) man than me- 26 miles in the dark, with a head lamp... well done

$15
Hope Bertram
36 months ago

keep up the good work!!

NS
$50
Nancy Shankman
36 months ago
EF
$25
Evan Fray-Witzer
36 months ago

Because Peter Shankman asked.

KH
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Karin Konotchick Hanson
36 months ago
RW
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Rachel Wright
36 months ago
$10
Becky Hall
36 months ago
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36 months ago
Susan Pollack Siderman
35 months ago

Congrats Peter. So proud of you. Started your training for next year's run yet ?!?!

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