Send a Coach to Sweden

$1,951 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 39 people in 48 months


Hi! My name is Thad McLaurin. Many in the running world know me as "RunnerDude." I'm a running coach and trainer. I also host the popular blog, RunnerDude's Blog ( www.runnerdudesblog.com). Running is my true passion and I love helping runners of all levels reach their running and fitness goals. I also work with various companies in helping their employees reach their fitness and running goals. One such company invited me to run with their corporate team at the 2016 Gothenburg Half Marathon, in Gothenburg, Sweden, the international headquarters for this company. It is a great honor to be invited to participate in an international running event of this caliber and even more of an honor to be able to run it with runners that I have previously coached. Being a small business owner and father of three, my funds are limited. Mustering the travel and lodging funds for the trip to Sweden to be with my runners will be a challenge. Any donations to help me reach my goal would be greatly appreciated. I plan to document my experience on RunnerDude's Blog so that everyone can have a virtual experience  with me and the runners while in Gothenburg. Be sure to check out the Gold, Silver, and Bronze donation levels. Each level will enter you in a drawing for a chance to win either a $100, $75, or $50 REI gift certificate! I'll  announce the three lucky winners on the blog on May 21st, 2016, the day of the Gothenburg Half Marathon.  Individuals donating at the Gold level will also receive a copy of my book, Full-Body Fitness for Runners, which contains over 90 exercises for runners, nutrition info, and more!
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I can't believe the Gothenburg Half Marathon is only a month away! I'm excited and a little nervous too. Will be a great adventure to run in such a beautiful country with runners from Volvo. Thanks again to all who have contributed. So grateful for your support.
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The Gothenburg Half Marathon is only 4 months away! It's suddently becoming very real! Thanks so much to all who have contributed!! I would not be able to run with the Volvo Corporate Team without your support. I've almost reached my goal due to your awesome support!
Only 4 moths away! It's getting real!
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Passport came today! One step closer to Sweden!! WeeDoggie!
Passport!
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It's official! I'm registered for the Gothenburg Half Marathon!! And thanks to so many awesome supporters, I'm over halfway to my gofund goal!! Thanks!!!
Officially Registered for Gothenburg 1/2
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$1,951 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 39 people in 48 months
Created August 25, 2015
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Robert Byars
40 months ago
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Good luck, Thad!!

AB
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Amy B
40 months ago
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I think it was Baskin Robbins that had 31 flavors but everytime I see you I think of ice cream. Thad, have an exciting and memorable trip. It will be an awesome experience!! Run fast!!

RG
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Rose GAISER
40 months ago
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$50
Jason Stone
40 months ago

That's the last one I ran. It's a great way to see the city.

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Anonymous
40 months ago
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Anonymous
46 months ago
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VO
$25
Valerie & Elsie Roy O
47 months ago
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Maybe you will get to see a moose, that will be a change from our local deers and bunnies on the greenway!

DA
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David & Rachel Arnold
47 months ago
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Thanks for everything Thad! We hope you have an amazing trip!

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Abby O'Brien
47 months ago
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Thank you Thad for all you do! Have a great time!

WP
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Will & Holly Petty
47 months ago
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Thanks Thad, for all you do!

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