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: 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…

Why We Run: JMT 2010

Oct 11 2010

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners’ Stories Each year we ask our runners to share with us and each other what drew…

Why We Run: Remembering Brian

Oct 10 2010

I have been running with Glen Ellyn Runners (GER) since we moved to Batavia in 2001. Jack H. Marston II was also…

TRFJ: Remembering Jill

Oct 10 2009

The Green Team at “This Run’s For Jack” July 29, 1967-September 20, 2009 – Picture taken August 15, 2009 Jill was a…

Why We Run: 2009 Chi Rock ‘n Roll

Aug 30 2009

The TEAM! Kim Hooper Paulding and Jon Paulding, Salt Lake City, Utah My father lived life to the fullest enjoying a marriage…

Why We Run: Team Dave Strong and Courageous

Oct 18 2015

WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL STRONG OR COURAGEOUS September 21, 2015 / Laura Crosby Dear Baby David, I know you’re with Jesus, but…

WHY WE RUN: LINDSAY ROGERS DATEMA

Oct 01 2015

I will be running my first marathon in memory of my best friend, Lindsay Rogers Datema. Lindsay lost her battle with melanoma on…