Sunday, October 23, 2016

Foot Locker

Another great day to donate! Two marathons and two charities! Let's raise a combined $6,500 for cancer research through Fred's Team and low-income seniors with Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)!

Donate to H.O.M.E. here (write in "marathon" in note section). Donate to Fred's Team here

Remember when I ran with Foot Locker? No? Did you actually forget that I was a professional runner in the past? Well not professional, technically. I did receive remunerations. Sort of. I didn't get paid in cash, but I did get a pair of the shortest (and loosest) shorts I've ever owned. And that is worth a lot. Oh, and the Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge was splendidly fun.

Not the shorts.
Foot Locker finds five runners, one from each borough of the city, who run to help them manage and live with difficult situations. The assembled team is photographed, interviewed and pushed on TV. They ceremonially open the race expo. They start the marathon an hour early! And after running the first half together they race the second. And the winner is given a tiffany trophy. I highly recommend it.

Two years ago I got the call. But only because I had missed the email. When they finally made contact I had almost lost my chance. But I headed down towards mid-town and took my interview. I passed. I represented Manhattan.

If you want to see the short shorts check out this sweet video.

This year's Manhattan representative, Evan Wood. He looks fast. I hope he finishes first and brings home the trophy!

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