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: 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…

JULIA’S STORY

Dec 06 2011

Julia’s Story … As a young girl, I always imagined 16 as the perfect age. It’s the year teenagers earn their driver’s…

Why We Run – NYC 2014

Oct 31 2014

2014 JACK’S MARATHON TEAM – NYC Two members from our New York marathon team share their stories.     Jody Ziebarth (JMT-NYC)…

Why We Run: For Kimberly

Sep 10 2014

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM – Chicago 2014 RACING TO SAVE LIVES My wife, Kim, was diagnosed with Melanoma in early 2012 (just over…

Why We Run: E.Phillips

Sep 04 2015

JACK’S MARATHON TEAM – CHICAGO WHY WE RUN:  EVERETT PHILLIPS (JMT-Coach)   Hi Friends & Family: Most of you know I have…