Why We Run

Marathon Team shares personal stories Why They Run … “I run because I can.  When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they’d give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them.  I know they would do the same for me.”

Why We Run: My Dad, Lenny

Nov 26 2015

On March 3rd at 7:16 pm, I got the e-mail I had been so anxiously anticipating for the last 4 years –…

Why We Run: For my friend and mentor, Dave

Nov 01 2015

From 2010-2013, I worked for USA Volleyball and even had the opportunity to coach USA beach volleyball in the 2012 Olympics. While…

Why We Run: My Dad, Bob Muckley

Oct 26 2015

I run to support melanoma research in memory of my father, Bob Muckley. Dad was always my biggest fan since the day…

Why We Run: David was 27!

Oct 01 2015

I run for my boyfriend, David (who can’t run) … as my last promise to him. Early on in our relationship, David…

Why We Run: Mama G

Nov 26 2014

As you may know, Mama G (aka Carolyn Grin) has Stage Four melanoma. You may also know that she continues to fight…

Why We Run: My Dad, Jim Ryan

Oct 26 2014

On October 12th, I will be running my first marathon in honor of my Dad. My Dad, Jim Ryan, was known and…

Why We Run: A Salute to the Major

Oct 16 2014

“He was a rock in my life I never thought I’d lose, and I’m running this race in his honor.” In 2011,…

Why We Run: Missing Sally’s Smile

Sep 01 2014

Over the past few years, I have taken up endurance sports and have had an amazing time participating in races of various…

Why We Run: Remembering George

Oct 12 2013

The other day, Jack’s Fund’s Facebook page featured a story about why a certain individual was running the marathon, in honor of…

Why We Run: JMT 2013

Oct 08 2013

2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Jack’s Team – Thank you for all you do! Click on each runner’s name to learn…