New Year’s Resolution? New Bedford Half Marathon!January 01, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Feeling the need to challenge yourself? Wanting to get in shape? Thinking about getting involved in philanthropy? Well, you have a little over two months to prepare -- the New Bedford Half Marathon is calling YOUR name and so is Team GSF!!!
Rated one of the top 25 half marathons by Runner's World magazine, the New Bedford Half will be held on Sunday, March 20th and will host a giant team of runners striving to END SMA! That's right -- over 30 people are coming together to fight SMA one step at a time and they want YOU to join them!
Organized by Mr. Incredible, aka Stephen Taylor, whose100 Miles for Owen in June was an enormous success with Stephen personally running 100 miles in one day and raising nearly $12,000 for GSF in the process, he has now set his sights on creating an SMA racing force. Joined by his equally inspiring girlfriend,Magda Cardoso, as well as Miss Awesomeness Lauren Lundy O'Connor, whose Team Run For Owen has been bringing runners together and racing all over the world to fight SMA for three years, the New Bedford SMA Warriors will consist of first timers and old pros, SMA families and those new to the cause, locals and out of towners and already the group is growing by leaps and bounds. Over 30 people -- ALL for SMA -- but Stephen wants to bring dozens more together to fight the #1 genetic killer of young children!
And because Stephen is perhaps one of the most motivating people we've ever met and has inspired countless people by his own dedication and example, he will even help create a training schedule for you. And with the help of some wonderful friends, there will also be a pre-race fundraising dinner celebration -- more news on that coming soon!
So if you are a runner or if you want to be one -- be part the this amazing event! If you have friends or family who would be willing to use their feet to be part of ending SMA -- get them involved. Out of towners are encouraged. And spread the word! Together we can End SMA!Contact us for more information or to join the TEAM!!!