I will be a CHaD Hero at the CHaD Half Marathon. Will you be a hero too?
On October 26th I will be a CHad Hero at the Annual CHaD Half Marathon. I am excited to run a half marathon and to raise funds for an amazing cause.I haven’t run a half marathon since 2012 unless you count running half of a marathon as running a half marathon. The half marathon is actually one of my favorite distances. It offers a lot of the same challenges as the marathon without leaving you feeling like you feeling completely beaten up the next day. Some people think a half marathon should actually have it’s own name “the thirteener” rather than being labeled as being only half of a marathon. I agree with this because a half marathon can be as challenging as running a full marathon especially if the course is hilly.
My P.R. for a half marathon is 1:37 on a very flat, fast course in Burlington Vermont, the Half Marathon Unplugged. I ran this time when I was at my peak training to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I am actually not even sure how I was able to run that fast. Perhaps I had my superhero cape on that day and superhero powers to carry me along the course!
I will get a chance to break out my Superhero strength and speed again on October 26th at the CHaD Hero Half Marathon in Lebanon, New Hampshire. I will be running the half marathon as a part of Team NUUN for CHaD. I was invited to join Team NUUN by fellow NH running blogger Sarah Canney from the blog “Run Far Girl.” Our team is raising money for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. CHaD has been a very important part of our family’s life and now I am running to give back. We have always loved the wonderful care given to the children at CHaD since our daughter was born. CHaD has helped our children to thrive and grow in good health. The doctors and nurses at CHaD treat all children and families with extreme care and compassion. CHaD is an extremely important resource in our community.
The CHaD Hero Half Marathon and Ripcord 5K is an annual event that was:
“Launched in 2006 by former Olympic Ski Jumper, Jeff Hastings, the CHaD HERO is a professionally organized, fundraising and athletic event. It has grown from a half marathon event to also include a 5k run, Cam’s Course 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k walk, and 10k wooded hike. All proceeds from the event support programs and services at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).”
Here is what our team is helping to fundraise for:
“I am helping imagine healthier futures for all kids by caping up and being a HERO for the kids at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). I’m one of many HEROES on a mission to help all kids served by CHaD live healthy, active lives.
CHaD plays an important role in imagining brighter futures by providing primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond, in 15 locations. CHaD serves children for everything from well-care visits to the most complex childhood diseases and is active in injury prevention, pediatric research initiatives, child abuse prevention, and healthy living initiatives.”
I hope you will join me in becoming a CHaD Hero! If you would like to donate to support the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth please check out my fundraising page for Team NUUN for CHaD Kids or you can join the fun on race day by registering for this awesome race!
Be a HERO! (I plan to be Wonder Woman on race day!)
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