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Meet TEAM KEVIN who will conquer the TCS New York City Marathon

Posted at October 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Meet TEAM KEVIN who will conquer the TCS New York City Marathon

NYCM15 charity_logo_CMYK_full color_secondary_stackedThis Sunday, November 1, 2015 TEAM KEVIN will take on a new challenge, the TCS New York City Marathon. We are honored to be an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. If you would like to support our efforts, please visit our fundraising page.

This time the team is comprised of Jeanine Gaston, Kurt Heinrich, Shelly Moore, and myself. I am excited and nervous but most of all honored to be joining Shelly, Jeanine, and Kurt in this challenge.

For most of us, this will be our first marathon.

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Kurt has been an avid runner for years and has done about 6 half marathons and organizes a team every year for the NJ Sharing Network’s 5K (please join us this June if you are in the NJ area). I began running just three years ago with the hope of participating on Kurt’s team for the 5K. I owe him an extra special thanks for his support and encouragement. He is as zen as they come and has patiently lived through my ups and downs, the aches and pains, and breaking through my training “walls.” He has also sacrificed “PR’s” by running with me through my three half marathons.

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Jeanine is a veteran triathlete and has previously run marathons. She is new to the Elixir Family and we are so honored to have her joining our team.

Shelly is the primary reason that TEAM KEVIN will be participating in the TCS New York City Marathon. Shelly has been with the Elixir Fund since before there was an Elixir Fund. I was toying with the idea of applying for charity spots and it Shelly’s to run a marathon just once, so I applied. You an read more about her reasons for running here. I told Shelly if she ran the marathon, so would I. There are times I have regretted those words, but overall, I owe Shelly a huge thank you. This has been an incredible experience so far, and we haven’t even run the 5 boroughs yet.

Jill Hutchinson, high school classmate of Kevin’s and an original supporter of the Elixir Fund, is part of TEAM KEVIN in spirit. Unfortunately, she won’t be able to join us this year, but we have reserved her spot for her next year.

We have trained for months and now, we are eagerly awaiting our chance to hit the streets of New York this week.

Our thanks to everyone for their support in helping us get to the starting line. If you live in the NY Tri-State area, please look out for us on Channel 7 which will cover the race live until 2:00pm. You can also look for us crossing the finish line on ESPN 3 or track us on the TCS NYC Marathon mobile app available on Android or iPhone.

You can make a donation via our fundraising page or by mailing a check to:

Elixir Fund
PO Box 326
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Please mark the name of the runner you are supporting in the memo.