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Making Your Miles More Meaningful – Official Charity Program

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…” Helen Keller

This year the Official Charity Program has set a goal of raising $ 4  million dollars, which is $2 million more than was raised last year.  Together we can do this! Why not run for a charity this year.

It’s not hard to get started and the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss has 65 Official Charities that you can choose from, http://www.lamarathon.com/charities/. Also running for charity is a great way to get involved with your community and do something for a great cause.

Did you know only 1% of the population annually runs a marathon? You could become a member of this elite group with an amazing accomplishment and the sense that you did something even more important than getting in good shape.

Once you’ve chosen a charity to run/walk for they will support you all the way to the finish line.  The charities have a proven track record of helping their runners stay focused and energized while training and fundraising.  Your progress will be marked with many victories along the way: milestones passed, friendships started and discoveries made.  And you won’t lack for inspiration, either.  Your amazing journey will help raise millions of dollars in support of the charity of your choice.

So go ahead and get into the spirit of the run. Get enthusiastic about the chances of improving the situation for your chosen cause. Talk it up with friends and family. Get them into it. Get their names on pledge sheets. Get their cooperation in the form of volunteering to help with your training course support, if they’d rather not run. Count them IN! All donations will be gratefully accepted.

Remember, running for a charity is not about finishing first or at lightning speed but simply covering the miles and reaching the finish line which translates into the attainment of your marathon and fundraising and life goals!

Ginger Williams

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015