Finding a charity team that I wanted to run for was almost as difficult as picking the race. There are a lot of charities that offer bibs for Marine Corps, each has a different fundraising goal, and each does a lot of good work. A lot of the groups I've heard of, Team Sempre Fi, Team RWB, St. Jude and Red Cross. The question was which group did I want to run for and support? I looked at almost every partner and finally settled on one that I felt the biggest connection with. For various reasons Team Running Strong kept calling back to it's page and eventually I threw my hat in the ring and joined their team.
So now it's the real deal. I'm running a marathon and I'm raising money for a great group. Team Running Strong raises money and works to strengthen American Indian Communities across the US. Check out their website for more information about what they do and ways we can all help.
Now it's all about the training. I'll be joining Fleet Feet's summer training program and do the bulk of my training with them. They got me through my first 1/2 marathon, so I'm pretty confident that they'll get me to the marathon as well. I'm really excited to get started.
If you'd like to help me meet my fundraising goal for Team Running Strong, you can do so at my fundraising page.