Our Team Catholic Charities NYC Marathon runners train for months. They rise when the rest of us are still sound asleep to jog through snow, sun and sweat.
Now, with less than four months to go until the Big Day – the TCS NYC Marathon 2015 – let’s find out what inspires someone to take on this grueling 26-mile run?
Each of our 12 Team Catholic Charities NYC Marathon runners has a different answer.
Today, let’s here from Reid Whiting.
By Reid Whiting
I continue to run the NYC Marathon due to the pageantry and excitement that is omnipresent throughout the streets of the five boroughs and seen in the faces of each and every runner and spectator on that magical first Sunday of November.
This year, however, will be a particularly special NYC Marathon for me, running for the first time as a member of Team Catholic Charities.
I heard about Catholic Charities through an organization through which I mentor an inspiring teenager and was instantly taken aback by the wealth of assistance and hope Catholic Charities provides for millions of people each year, regardless of their religious, social or economic background. Catholic Charities’ central mission to reduce poverty by providing services to people in need, advocating for justice in social structures and calling for others to do the same is what I will be running in support of in November.
I hope you will support the same by donating to this great cause! Thank you for your generosity! Now, back to training …
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