Mount Everest Marathon


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The Lead-Up: “I needed to go…the pull of Everest was stronger for me than any force on Earth.” -Tenzing Norgay 
After running some of the most adventurous races on the planet, I felt mentally prepared for

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Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon


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The race takes place on the first Saturday in April and is the premier event in Springfield, IL. This race is absolutely worth making the journey as a runner and

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Baltimore’s 20th Running Festival – Half Marathon and 5K

A Return to Racing in the Free State After an 18-Month Hiatus

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Why Run The Baltimore Running Festival? Here are 5 reasons that felt like a no-brainer.
Reason #1: This was their 20th-anniversary race which means the hype is bigger, the medal

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Good Life Halfsy – Nebraska’s funnest half marathon

Tie up your laces for a wild race in the Cornhusker state

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Why run the Good Life Halfsy?
With 13.1 miles of parks, water features, tree-lined boulevards and Lincoln’s most notable landmarks, this point-to-point, net downhill course begs to be run. Add

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Hillbilly Hike Half Marathon – Throw out all the rules!

Hillbilly Hike Half Marathon, 10k & Greubel 5k – Get your Hillbilly on!

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What is the Hillbilly Hike?
Throw out the rules and prepare for a race that is fun, scenic, and in a remote area of Iowa. This location is perfect

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Mount Rushmore Half Marathon – Fulfilling my Promise to Papa

Mount Rushmore Half Marathon – An Emotional Race and Run

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Why was Mount Rushmore half marathon race was so meaningful?
I was emotional. More emotional than I have ever been for a race and this was before I even signed up. This

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We Promised, YOU Delivered!

NEW Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease
YOU made this happen!
Our research center was decades old. Our staff was on different floors and we knew we could do better for them and the people walking through our doors every day. As active Advisory Board Members at Northwestern

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Pikes Peak Ascent

THE Toughest 13.1 Mile Race in the World

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How Challenging is Pikes Peak?
What does it take to run a race straight up 14,115 feet to the top of Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado? Although the

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2018 Tokyo Marathon

Running Full Circle – Sixth and Final World Major Marathon

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Tokyo, here we come!
In the marathon world, there are six majors: Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York City and Tokyo. Until recently, I ran five of these six races. Tokyo has

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2017 Santa Hustle

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.
Race #10- 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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The Santa Hustle Smokies 5K & Half Marathon
Christmas came early this year in the racing world. More specifically, over

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2017 Rock ‘Roll Savannah Half Marathon

Racing through Cobblestone Streets and Mossy-Laden Oaks
Race #9- 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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The Rock ‘N Roll Savannah Marathon
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah has charmed thousands of runners with its picturesque course and Southern hospitality.

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2017 Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon

The “D” + Passport / Windsor Tunnel = My Hometown Run!
Race #8- 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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The 40th Annual Detroit Free Press International Marathon
Since 1978, runners from all over the world have traveled

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2017 Philadelphia Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon

Ever Since Watching Rocky, I’ve Dreamed of Running the “Steps”
Race #7- 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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In the City of Brotherly Love
Famous for its LOVE statue (sadly renovated during my visit), the the 40th

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2017 Mad Half Marathon

The Maaaaaaad Hills of Vermont
Race #6- 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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Two Half Marathons, Two States, One Day Apart.
A mere 24 hours ago, I crossed the finish line at the Shipyard Old Port Half

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2017 Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

Racing + Lobsters = One Happy Runner
Race #5 – 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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Is Maine worth the trip? In a word: Yes!
Yes, life is good in Maine. So good, that I am kicking

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2017 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

Run. Sip. Explore.
Race #4 – 10 for 10 Challenge: 10 Half Marathons in 10 Different States

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Wine and racing…is that really a thing? 
This is not only a thing, but a growing trend in different cities and running groups around the

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2017 Berlin Marathon – Fast, Flat and 99% Humidity

This Is Berlin

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If you’re a veteran marathoner looking to set a personal best — or a newbie seeking a flat, fast course for your first marathon — the Berlin Marathon could be the race for you. It’s the third-largest marathon in

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2017 Flying Pig Marathon – Yes, I spotted flying pigs!

Do Pigs Fly? Keep Your Eyes Wide Open in this Race!
Race #3 of the #10for10 Challenge – 10 half marathon in 10 different states
Just the name, in itself, grabbed my attention. There are plenty of races to run throughout the country, but few are as unique as

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2017 OKC Memorial Marathon – A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember – Race #2 in the #10for10 Challenge
22 years ago, I was flipping through channels at home and stopped when I saw news coverage of a bomb in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I was 16-years-old and this was my first experience with terrorism. A helicopter was

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2017 Gasparilla Distance Challenge – Tampa, Florida

4 races. 4 T-shirts. 5 freaking medals. 2 days.
Yes, you read that correctly. The 2017 Gasparilla Distance Classic is one of the most unique races in the world which includes a full slate of running events for runners at all levels including 4 races throughout the weekend: 15k

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2016 Athens Marathon – It All Started Here

The Athens Marathon is like no other on Earth. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Philippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago to announce the Greeks’ defeat over the Persians. As a runner looking to complete

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The Hatfield and McCoy Marathon: No Feudin’, Just Running!

The Historic Feud: Family, Honor, Justice, Revenge and a Vicious 26.2

The Hatfields and McCoys. Mere mention of their names stirs up visions of a lawless and unrelenting family feud that would span generations. The Hatfield-McCoy Marathon lived up to its reputation of being the Weather Channels “15 toughest

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How the Love of Music and Alzheimer’s Connected Over 130 People Together

 3 Total Strangers Found a Way
Imagine losing your mom. Now imagine losing your mom and your partner’s mom in the same year due to Alzheimer’s. This is how I was introduced to Susan Hilger and Tim Minkkinen, owners of Tahti Guitars in Charlotte, North Carolina. We spoke on the phone

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R4P Runs 104 Stories at World Trade One for the First Responders of 9/11

 Running UP the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere
Every once in a while something very important comes along which enables Run4Papa to support other worthy causes and this is one of them. The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their

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The 2016 Antarctica Marathon

Running a Marathon at the End of the World

Nervous Energy. As a veteran of nine marathons, I have experienced plenty in my racing days: showing up having not trained for London, ascending and descending 5,164 steps on the Great Wall of China, being stopped at mile 25.8 in

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Send Run4Papa to the Moon!

Send R4P to the Moon!
When you run a marathon on all 7 continents to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and other related dementia awareness, what is the next challenge?
IF Run4Papa gets 1,000,000 clicks by the end of the day, these five sponsors will send him to

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2015 Chicago Marathon

How to Run 26.2 Miles with Leg Cramps

On race day, 1.7 million spectators came to watch over 45,000 runners treat themselves to a 26.2-mile tour of diverse cultures, historic buildings and residences, renowned architecture, vibrant murals and the mouth-watering scents of some of the best dining in the world. Known

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2015 Outback Marathon – Running in the Land Down Under

Red Clay for Days and Ayers Rock as Our Backdrop

When you think of Australia, what typically comes to your mind? Kangaroos. Fosters. The Crocodile Hunter. The Sydney Opera House. The Great Barrier Reef. For me, all of these iconic images stick out, but the area I want to

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Nevis Bungy Jump – Queenstown, New Zealand

Taking a Leap of Faith from 440 Feet Above the Ground

Standing in line for a roller coaster. Looking down 96 stories from the top of the Hancock building. Riding a bike along the Golden Gate Bridge. Taking off in an airplane. The mere thought of skydiving. If you love

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Tough Mudder – Atlanta, Georgia

Since there was an insane amount of mud and obstacles at the‪ #toughmudderATL, so I figured why not leave the picture taking to the‪ #toughmudderteam #RunningAgainstDementia #R4Paroundtheglobe‬

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Rima’s Run for Epilepsy 5K – Concord Mills, NC

Participated in the second annual Rima’s Run for Epilepsy 5K in honor of Rima and her beautiful daughter who battle this disease each and every day.

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My 2014 Rio Marathon Experience

Racing in the Rain at the Rio Marathon

Considered to be one of the top-guns on the international calendar, the Rio Marathon is host to some of the world’s best athletes as they come together in a bid to soak in the atmosphere of the race as well as

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Run4Papa Around The Globe – Volume II

The gauntlet has been laid down! Send us your favorite running pictures in support of R4P in your favorite races. We will continue to share photos from around the world to put a much larger face to running against dementia! #R4Paroundtheglobe #RunningAgainstDementia

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2014 R4P Film Shoot

Through the support of many close friends in the Queen City, R4P was able to put on this innovative and informative video to raise awareness and funds for dementia research.  #R4Paroundtheglobed #RunnningAgainstDementia

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