I got this pretty awesome message in my inbox the other day:
Congratulations! Your guaranteed entry into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been approved. At any time you can view your entry status through the Athlete Center (register.chicagomarathon.com/athletecenter).
Pretty exciting stuff. But I am even more excited to tell you that I will not be racing in the Chicago Marathon. Why not you ask? Because I have been given the most exciting opportunity of being hired as the endurance coach for Team Momentum for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I am so excited I can barely sleep! As the endurance coach I will be training charity runners for the Chicago Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, and Boston 13.1 as they raise money for muscular diseases.
Even better I have some exciting news for all my blogging friends and awesome followers. From now until Friday April 4th you can skip the lottery to get into the Chicago Marathon and secure a spot right now. Your spot will be secured at a minimum fundraising amount of $1000. After that date minimum fundraising increases to $1500. This is an awesome cause and an easily attainable fundraising opportunity for you.
By joining this awesome team you will receive free in-person or virtual training, Team Momentum gear, fundraising guidance and a webpage, a community of support from teammates, and an opportunity to accomplish one huge goal all while helping impact the lives of MDA families.
If you want to register immediately you can go to: http://www2.mda.org/chicagomarathon.
Talk about a chance of a lifetime! I am so excited to be helping out both the MDA as well as fellow runners and marathoners. Whether you are an experienced marathoner or you are just starting to think about doing your first one this is the perfect time. I will be helping to set up training plans for all levels and if you are in the Chicago area we can hang out on some beautiful long training runs.
Give me a shout if you have any questions. I hope you will be joining the fun!