I have wanted to run this marathon for years now and have always put it off due to the financial and time commitment. However, I decided to finally give it a go this year, but it will be quite pricey. Estimated costs can be upwards of $4000 or more. This includes Marathon registration, airfair, hotel, transportation, food, and other miscellanious expenses. So, to help alleviate some of this, I decided to start a GoFundMe page, as per recomendation from several friends and familly. The marathon was exactly 8 months from 8/16/17, when I started the campaign, so I figured that should be enough time to collect some of the necessary funds needed for the trip. The more funds I raise, the less I will have to work and the more I can focus on training. Now updated several months later on the first day of spring, March 20, I have raised over $2000 from over 20 amazing supporters! Woohoo, i’m over 2/3 my goal there! It has been such a big financial help and I cannot thank everyone enough!
As always, my purpose for running competitively is to bring awareness to Veganism and show what a healthy plant based diet can do for performance. This will definitely be my mission for the Boston Marathon as well! I'm going to be starting a new vegan fitness/activist team/group and will create some new running apperal to represent at the marathon. I feel a strong calling to promote this movement, which ignites my passion for doing it. I figured, what better place to promote this cause than the hottest and most prestigious marathon in the United States and perhaps the world.
It would mean so much to me for any amount of financial help from anyone to acheive this life size goal! Again, the more help I can get, the less I will have to work and the more time and energy I will have to train and hopefully run faster to promote my cause to the fullest. I am a Landscaper, so my job can be very physically demanding and take alot out of me. Id like to be able to reduce my work load and train for this marathon on fresher legs, with more energy. Thanks so much to everyone who cares and plans to support my trip! It litterally means the world to me! :)❤️
- Randall Soliz
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- Elmelinda Bowman
- Brian and liz Bowman
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