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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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