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"Debbie Harper dedicates today's miles to You and Alexis because Congrats!"
"Darcy Zook dedicates today's miles to Jessica Zook because Today is my daughter's 21st birthday. She spent her first 10 years in a Bulgarian orphanage, with severe hydrocephalus. Two brain surgeries later, she runs half marathons with me. A true hero."
"Kelsey Bedolli dedicates today's miles to Sexual Assault Victims because April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so please uplift and encourage both the survivors you know and the survivors you don't. Healing is a process."
"Kim Orifice dedicates today's miles to Ron Cronk because For Ron Cronk a Pastor and great human who died of Pancreatic Cancer too soon. My brother in Law. The reason I started running."
"Chrissy Riccardo dedicates today's miles to My Dad, James Riccardo because My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer Jan, 2008 at the age of 57. I decided to run the Boston Marathon in April 2009 with Dana Farber Cancer Institute in honor of my dad. I ran every mile for someone I knew who had cancer. Dad picked mile 23 because he said I would need an extra "umph". Unfortunately, dad died right as the marathon started. I am sad he never got to see me run my first marathon but I know he was proud and was there in spirit. I knew as soon as I crossed the finish line that he was gone, and that is how I know he was there with me. Running is even more special to me now, as it brings me closer to my dad. I think about him on every run. "
"Scott Anderson dedicates today's miles to V. Sherrill Anderson because March 14, 1938 is my fathers birthday, He passed away on June 3, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. He is truly missed and loved by many!"
"Danni Baird dedicates today's miles to Pete Mingoa because Pete was an ultra runner and marathon maniac that was very special. He passed away on 9/22/12 from a brain aneurysm. He left a wife and two young daughters. He was always smiling and laughing through the toughest runs and encouraging and lifting up other runners. His death was very shocking and sudden, and has wounded our running community. Please remember Pete as you run through his home area the San Francisco Bay area. Shawna who is much more eloquent than I am wrote a moving blog tribute to Pete http://www.shawnaruns.blogspot.com/2012/10/remembering-pete.html"
"Sarah Harrison dedicates today's miles to Sarah Watson because My request is dedicated to my namesake, Sarah Watson, who was full of life and went to live with Jesus much too early for her earthly family."
"Jeannie Coe dedicates today's miles to Jasper Dee because One of my favorite places to be! Pismo Beach and San Luis! It's an amazing place to be and just be! Enjoy the time there, and run for my little friend Jasper Dee - a Super Hero to me! My good friend's 4 year old little boy fighting a battle against ALL Leukemia! Go JJ!!"
"Kathy Sebright dedicates today's miles to Emmett Sebright because Today our Emmett is 2 years old. He's a very brave little boy with some serious medical issues and he has endured more in his short life than most adults. On this day and always, we just hope for a long, happy, and healthy life for him."
"Brent Abilez dedicates today's miles to Junction High School because Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your stories, struggles, ambitions, and motivation with our students! "Being from a small town doesn't mean you can't go out and do GREAT THINGS!"
"David Stubbs dedicates today's miles to David and Rebekah Stubbs because My 19th anniversary with my wife, partner in life and best friend. "
"Tom Patania dedicates today's miles to Judy "Hambone" Howie because I lost my mom to cancer on this date 2011. Her kids, grand-kids and family continue to remember her as she wished; with smiles and laughter. "
"Alexis Kane dedicates today's miles to My mother, Karen Kane because Happy birthday to my wonderful momma! She's been there for me through heart aches, terrible injuries, multiple surgeries, and through the best times of my life. She's a hard worker and always tries to make people happy. Today is for her, her time to be happy and celebrate for herself. I love you."
"Amber Rawlings dedicates today's miles to Shelly rawlings because To my mom she is my rock and I thank her everyday to telling me never to quit or give up so thank u u are the best mother to have love always your number one fan "
"Darcy Zook dedicates today's miles to Gregory Stephen Crandall because Gregory Stephen Crandall, Missing in Action, Laos, 2/18/71. Let us not forget"
"Debbie Harper dedicates today's miles to Bruce Arnett because My boyfriend stepped into some big shoes to fill in my life, and has done a tremendous job."
"Alexis Kane dedicates today's miles to Alexis and Chris because Today is our six month anniversary and I love you like crazy! I hope that everything is going well out there and I hope I get to see you in the next few months. I plan to meet you in Portland, OR when you finish and give you the biggest hug ever and never let go. I will miss you so much while you're gone, but you're doing this for an amazing cause. You have to be the most generous person I have ever met. I love you babe. "
"Julie Gerke dedicates today's miles to Jim Grewe because My dad was one of my best friends. He was taken from us at the age of 61 in 2006 from at fatal heartattack. "
"Pete Schofield dedicates today's miles to Annie Schofield because My wife, Mary, and I are doing our first 10k together in memory of our daughter Annie who died aged 8 days. Our sons, Harry and Bobby, are doing the children's race on the same day. "
"Ruthie Serrano dedicates today's miles to Self because Feb 8, 2010 was the day I was diagnosed with cancer. Those words initially made me weak and scared but ultimately they turned me into a fighter, runner, and survivor. That day forever changed my life... for the better. "
"Alexis Kane dedicates today's miles to Cornelius Balbach because Today is my Grandpa Corney's 82nd birthday. He's made it through quitting smoking, losing his loving wife 17 years ago, a heart attack, quintuple bypass surgery, and bladder cancer. He is one of the toughest men I know. I am proud to call him Grandpa. "
"Angela Hancock dedicates today's miles to Frances Hancock because We will have services for Frances "Granny" Hancock on this day. Granny was 86 but moved like she was 56! Her energy was amazing up until the end. Although I will miss her daily, I am so much better for having her in my life as a true inspiration! "
"Lois Taylor dedicates today's miles to Donna Ayres because I would like to dedicate this day to Donna Ayres who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. It has been a long, hard battle for her but she will get through this difficult time. Also a special mention to her mother, Virginia Watkins Hinote, who passed away from ocular melanoma."
"Andrew Schafer dedicates today's miles to Trent Bengel because Trent Bengel was a 14 year old boy who lost his 3yr battle with brain cancer this past Saturday and it would be nice to have you ride a day in his honor. Trent was from Westphalia, MI #PrayersForBengels"
"John Mackintosh dedicates today's miles to Nicole Mackintosh because Run for Nicole. Nicole is my beautiful and strong 9yr old daughter who passed away after an 18 month battle with brain cancer in 2011. She was diagnosed on Jan 14th. Feel her strength supporting you as you push across the country for such great causes. I wish I could run with you - great work Chris!!"
"Emily Makin dedicates today's miles to Kim Bolding because Kim was a very special person to me. She passed away three years ago from breast cancer. She was always on my mind when I ran. I would run for her. She is what kept me running. "
"Janet Hamel dedicates today's miles to Kathi Shipley and Val Finney because These two have been my triathlon coaches for the past 3 years. They have encouraged me and inspired me to where I now run marathons and ultras. I picked this date because this is when our tri training begins for the new season. "
"Sheri Edstrom dedicates today's miles to Gordon Graham because Gordon is my step-dad and he passed away on April 15th after a very couragous battle to cancer. WE miss him every day. I choose Beaumont, TX because my step-brother lives there, who I know also misses him very much."
"Gail Suberbielle dedicates today's miles to Connie Suberbielle because This run is for my mother-in-law, who is one of the dearest people I know. She is from Lake Charles."
"Jennifer Reeves dedicates today's miles to Jean Reeves because Jean is my Mom who passed away from cancer 2 years ago. I picked New Orleans since that's where she was born and raised. Thanks!!"
"Janet Hamel dedicates today's miles to Mike, Aaron, Elizabeth and Sarah Hamel because My husband and kids are my biggest fans. They cheer me on even when they can't attend a race. They make me laugh and encourage me when I want to cry and give up. They work hard with their own sports and I'm proud to be their wife/mom. This day is for them and may we have many more years of fun, excitement and achievement together. Happy New Year!!!"
"Gail Suberbielle dedicates today's miles to Brian Suberbielle because This request is in honor of my husband, Brian, on our one-year anniversary. We met running!"
"kathy martinson dedicates today's miles to kathryn martinson miss you mom because My mother has been gone for 11 years now dec 30th is the aniversary of her birthday. "
"Cathy Mahon-Genest dedicates today's miles to Brian Mahon because Please give a thought for my brother, Brian, who was shot and killed on Dec. 30th, 2008 at 7:20 in the morning on the mountain where he worked and managed a local ski area near Boulder, CO. He was an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast; he competed in the Bolder Boulder 10K for many years."
"Stephanie Phelps dedicates today's miles to Kristen Amell because Kristen is a full time mother to 3 small children, two of which have autism, and she's also a full time student at college. She juggles most of the load herself and she also trains for a 1/2 marathon each year to raise money for autism awareness. Please make this run in honor of Kristen."
"Stephanie Phelps dedicates today's miles to Connor Anderson because Connor is 2 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. He has recently been battling a bacteria in his lungs that has been causing him even more trouble and more treatments. Please run this day for Connor and in hopes of a cure for CF."
"Cody Bush dedicates today's miles to Brooklyn K Barrett because Please run for a family in Burlington ks, they have a daughter that has been fighting for her life everyday for the past three years and it is really tough on them being at Children's mercy in Kansas City i think they would really appreciate. The link for her prayer site is listed below. https://www.facebook.com/PrayersForBrooklyn/info"
"Justin Johnson dedicates today's miles to Tiffany Johnson because My wife who puts up with me and all of my wrong doings and yet loves me still. I couldn't go a day without her!"
"Emily Makin dedicates today's miles to Giancarlo Orofino because Giancarlo is my boyfriend and we loved running togeather. He recently left for the Marines and I wanted a way to dedicate something to him for all his hard work. "
"Alexis Kane dedicates today's miles to My amazing father, Chris Kane because My dad is turning 50 years old today. He's beat pulled muscles in his arms, terrible shoulder pains, a fractured heel, and now an aneurism of the second main artery to his heart. He's a trouper and lives with many migraines throughout the month, but always pushes on to and goes to work in order to keep us in a warm, loving home, no matter how painful it is for him to get out of bed in the morning. He is my role model."
"Paula Harris dedicates today's miles to Sarah Saenz because This is my Grandmother, Sarah Saenz's 94th Birthday."
"Marge McDonald dedicates today's miles to Michael Roemer because In memory of my dad who died on this date 16 years ago. He kept in shape his entire life and we often walked together. He died of an arrythmia while taking his morning walk."
"Janelle Andrade dedicates today's miles to Skylar Brayden Andrade because Today is Skylar's 1st birthday. Skylar was born with Spina Bifida (myelomeningocele). He is a wonderful 1 year old with a big personality. "
"Maricel Suarez dedicates today's miles to Baby Lafontant because Please dedicate this run to my unborn child, I had a ectopic pregnancy. Thank you!"
"Jay Schwarzmann dedicates today's miles to Lucy Krull because Lucy Krull is a little girl fighting brain cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. I'll be running the St. Jude Memphis Marathon on Dec. 1 in here honor as part of team GO LUCY GO. Go Chris Go and make us proud! Her story: http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/p/lucys-story.html"
"Carolyn Stellatella dedicates today's miles to Lucille Stellatella because My mom, Lucille Stellatella, died from cancer on Dec. 1st 2002. This will be the 10 year anniversary of her passing. I got involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's TEAM in TRAINING in her honor and have run 14 marathons to raise money to fight blood cancers. It would be terrific to know that you are out there running on this special day. THANK YOU! Sincerely, Carolyn Stellatella"
"Marge McDonald dedicates today's miles to All of Team Challenge because Today Team Challenge running the Rock & Roll half Marathon in Las Vegas will run 13.1 miles to find a cure for Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis for me and all of their friends, loved ones and all of the 1.4 million Americans with Crohn's & UC."
"Marge McDonald dedicates today's miles to Team Challenge because Team Challenge runs half marathons to raise money for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA). They'll be in Vegas running the Strip at night on December 1st to help all of us who suffer from Crohn's or Colitis."
"Betty Hogue dedicates today's miles to myself because my mom,Betty Hammers, was my biggest supporter & was at all my races. she passed away 12/18/10. I miss her! on 12/1/12 I will be running St jude HM!"
"Jessica Murray dedicates today's miles to Philip Murray because This is the day my husband proposed to me, while were were running. He is currently serving in Afghanistan and has missed lots of important days, but this one is the most special to me. "
"Alexis Pappas dedicates today's miles to Ava because "
"Connie Smith dedicates today's miles to Melissa and Katie because I'm requesting you remember my Sister, Mary A Smith who died of cancer on 11-28-2010 at the very young age of 58 she left behind two wonderful daughters Melissa and Katie and three awesome grandchildren."
"Justin Johnson dedicates today's miles to Carol Wilson because My Grandmother! Gods gift to me when I was little was a woman who stood all of 5 feet tall on a good day in high heals. Caring, Compassionate, thoughtful and a God fearing woman she always new how to put a smile on your face. Whether it were giving you a piece of candy, handing your a nice warm meal or just giving you the worlds greatest hugs she was always there. I was BLESSED to have shared 1 Last Thanksgiving day with my grandmother and although mentally she had already checked out physically she was still the axis my world and many in my family pivoted on. I lost my Grandmother just 2 days later to illness. My family and I were the last to get to the hospital and just few moments after I gave her a kiss and held my baby boy to her barely open eyes my grandfather sat beside her, clutching her hand and bowing his head as she took her last breath. I hold onto the fact that on that day she joined her Lord and Savior. Love you Grandma Carol. "
"Kim Higdon dedicates today's miles to Kate K. because My sister in law is having her last scheduled round of chemo on this date. Send her good vibes please."
"Danielle Greatsinger dedicates today's miles to Jim Lighthall because Please run for my grandfather who had alzheimers for 5 years, he was such an amazing person and will always be in my heart. Thank you Chris, Danielle Greatsinger"
"Alexis Kane dedicates today's miles to The less fortunate because It's Thanksgiving. A time to be thankful for what and who we have surrounding us every day. Here's to being a little more grateful, a little more caring, and a little more giving to the less fortunate as the holidays roll around. I dedicate today to all of those who are struggling to get by every day, but continue to push on no matter how hard it is. To those who have hit rock bottom, but are climbing their way back up. To those who are strong enough to ask for help. Today is for you. You're strong and you are worth it!"
"Tawnya Bates dedicates today's miles to The victims of hurricane sandy because On November 22, 2012 my running group Northern Exposure Running Club (NERC)is putting on a 5K or 1 mile fun run benefit in Nibley, UT for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I would like you to run for those victims on this day with us. Thank you for being such an inspiration!!"
"Kathy Sebright dedicates today's miles to you-Chris Nicholas because Happy Thanksgiving to you! As you continue on your trek today, while the rest of us are gathered with our families, please know that your efforts are still noticed and our thoughts and prayers are with you today (and every day). You keep inspiring us all! "
"Debbie Harper dedicates today's miles to Drue Harper because My husband died on this date 5 years ago."
"Meghan Fanning dedicates today's miles to The Gallant Few because My husband is former army and we would love if you ran for the Gallant Few organization. GallantFew.org is a veterans' support network for Army Rangers. "
"Katie Mevis dedicates today's miles to Team Challenge because There are 30+ runners from WI following you as we train to run the Las Vegas 1/2 on December 2nd. Team Challenge raises money for the Crohns and Colitis foundation. WI members have raised over $100,000 for this event, nationally Team Challenge has raised over $2m. I am running in honor of my husband Jim, who has been battling severe Crohns for many years. This is my first race, and training for it has inspired me to sign up for 4 more over the next year. You can see more here: http://www.active.com/donate/WisconLV12/katiemevis"
"Kati Busboom dedicates today's miles to Gloria Unrein because Run for my grandma today, because it is her 87th birthday!!!"
"Margaret Baham dedicates today's miles to Daphne Baham because In honor of my daughter, Daphne's 25th birthday! "
"Margaret Baham dedicates today's miles to Polly Martini because In memory of Polly, who would have been 55 today. She died of pancreatic cancerwhen she was 30 ( Dec 23)."
"Paula Harris dedicates today's miles to Lily Harris because This is my daughter, Lily Harris's 17th Birthday."
"Ryan Cottrell dedicates today's miles to Dean Cottrell because November 15th marks 13 years since my Grandma Dean passed away from skim cancer ...... She was an amazing woman "
"Justin Johnson dedicates today's miles to myself because On this day in 2008 God Blessed me with and angel. The Birth of my second son, Bryson. Everyday he fills me with joy and happiness and helps me stay dedicated to living everyday to the fullest and never giving up. No matter how bad the day at work I come home to someone that makes me smile and loves me unconditionally."
"Pam Heldenbrand dedicates today's miles to Ketch Heldenbrand because My amazing husband began walking to train with me when I agreed to raise money for the American Heart Assn. last year. At 62, we were newbies, and we've since completed 3 half marathons, several 10Ks, etc. He walks as fast as I run. His birthday is 11/11."
"Anne Marie Jackson dedicates today's miles to To those who have served or currently serving our country! because This is dedicated to those who have fought for our country old and young. A day doesn't go by that you are not thought about. "
"Gail Suberbielle dedicates today's miles to Joan Owens because This request is for my mom, who has lung cancer. "
"Stephanie Loftin dedicates today's miles to Michael and Jeri Bishop because November 9th is my brother's birthday, but I have asked to dedicate the day to my parents who bravely live life since Jamie was killed in the Virginia Tech Massacre. We miss him daily and always honor his day. Thank you in advance for doing the same this year as you run!"
"Alice Aman dedicates today's miles to Speedie Edie because Please run for my Aunt Edie who just turned 94 today. Her nickname isn't "speedie Edie" for nothing...she's going strong and never stops moving! Love her dearly."
"Ryan Fletcher dedicates today's miles to Benjamin West Heatherly because My Nephew,Benjamin, was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart syndrome. He was only with us for 3 months but he changed us all forever. 5/2/2010-8/12/2010 Petersburg Virginia"
"Tara Hanna dedicates today's miles to Sage Dean Hanna because Please run on November 3 in the name of Sage Dean Hanna, aka Sager Danger, but in honor of all the premature babies born every year from pre-eclampsia. Born 6 weeks early, 4lbs 3oz, he spent the first 13 days in the NICU. My inspiration....if he can fight that hard the first few days of his life, I can fight through another mile :)"
"Kim Higdon dedicates today's miles to Those affected by Sandy because "
"Patricia Hemcher dedicates today's miles to Chris Nicholas because Dedicated to the man himself, Chris! Here's to you!! Hoping you don't cramp up fingers signing our books, as well as toes running all those miles. hehe Yes, we need humor on the road too. Ruunnn Chris Ruunnn ;o) You rock!!! xo"
"Jody Friesen dedicates today's miles to Jerry "FreeBird" Friesen because Please dedicate your run in memory of my husband Jerry, who died Nov.2/11 while out for his morning run. He was 51 years old. Thank you :o) "
"Paula Harris dedicates today's miles to In memory of Mike Martinez because This in memory of my Daddy, Mike Martinez. He passed away on Nov. 2, 2004."
"Stephanie Phelps dedicates today's miles to Kody Weatherford because Kody is getting ready to turn 20 on Nov 2nd and has been diagnosed with a debilitating form of mitochondrial disease. He lost his twin brother when they were 6 also to a mitochondrial disease of a different form. Please run on this day in honor of Kody and in remembrance of his brother Kyle."
"Laura Taylor dedicates today's miles to Service Members because My son, daughter-in-law, three nephews and a niece-in-law are all currently serving in the Army and Navy. They have all completed, or will will be deployed while you are running. I would love for you to be able to honor their sacrifice and service as well as that of all their fellow soldiers. Thank you and good luck!"
"Alexis Kane dedicates today's miles to Isaac Kane because My little cousin, Isaac, turns 16 today! Happy birthday, buddy! Good luck with your driver's test!"
"Scott Flicker dedicates today's miles to Robert Stuart and Danny McMurray because I am running the Marine Corps Marathon this day, dedicated to Robert Stuart (my grandfather) and Danny McMurray (high school friend). Going after a Boston Qualifying time. "
"Gene Messick dedicates today's miles to Timothy Wayne Mix because Tim would have been 47 today. He lost his battle with liver cancer on October 1st, 2010. He was a great friend and always carried a smile."
"Janet Hamel dedicates today's miles to Clarence and Jun Eng because My parents have always encouraged me to do my best. I have learned so much from them. My dad has cancer and my mom has been taking care of him. I am spending this weekend visiting them and taking care of things they might need to show my gratitude for all they have done for me. "
"Justin Johnson dedicates today's miles to Alexis Lynne Kane because I didn't see the miles from today in honor of anyone so I would like to NOMINATE Alexis Lynne Kane. She has put up with you running and being away and she has also dealt with everyone following your journey and giving you bad ideas of what to do next :o) "
"Kim Higdon dedicates today's miles to Curtis Norris because Curtis Norris was my uncle. He had a heart attack and died yesterday. He was one of the best hearts I knew. He took care of everyone and made us all laugh at every opportunity. He will truly be missed. Thank you."
"Effie Nykam dedicates today's miles to Virgil Bauer because My Grandpa Bauer passed away today. He has been living with Alzheimer for many years. Today he is free and looking down on us. Love you Grandpa Bauer. "
"Ravinder Singh dedicates today's miles to Rashmeet because I m getting married on 24 November 2012, so this run will be for my would we wife. All the best."
"Kati Busboom dedicates today's miles to Bruce because Please run for Bruce Brown. He was a disabled veteran and one of the nicest men I've ever had the privilege to meet. He passed last week and his services are being held today. "
"Rachelle Ungerman dedicates today's miles to Ron & Viola Stromberg because Grandparents both killed in car accident on this day 1988. She was a walker and cyclist. Is my inspiration as a marathoner and triathlete."
"Margie Mancini dedicates today's miles to Monica Caban because Monica is a fellow triathlete and Ironman. She was struck by a car while riding het bike Wed night as she trained for Ironman Arizona. She severed her spine and is having surgery today. Her kids, family, and Ironman family are praying for a miracle. Please run for her, and remember how blessed we are to have the ability to do what we do. Thanks!!"
"Jeannie Coe dedicates today's miles to Chuck Puscheck because One of my favorite places to visit is Norton, MA, near Foxboro, MA. Please run in memory of dad, who died too young 11 years ago after a 10 year struggle with kidney cancer. "
"Kim Higdon dedicates today's miles to The memory of Lane Goodwin because Last night, Lane Goodwin, a young boy from McClain KY passed away after a long battle with cancer. At his request, his mom started a facebook page requesting people send him "thumbs up." Hundreds of thousands of people have followed his and his family's story and I think if you honor his memory today it would be great."
"Cathy Lovering dedicates today's miles to Michael JC Haptonstall because Because of my depression, I lost custody of my only son. There was no physical abuse, I just was sad a lot and did not to do much while my son was in foster care. I'm a disabled veteran also, whose service affected my mental state. So After 4 years of fighting to get him back, the Social Services there said they were terminating my rights :( Next September 4th, he will be 18 and I hope to be able to contact him then."
"Gina Mae Bell dedicates today's miles to My incredible - one in a million - husband, Graydon Marshall Bell because My Wedding Day. June 6, 2012 "
"Heather Mills dedicates today's miles to "Pa" - Erling L Arnson because Please run for my grandfather, who would be 92 on this date. We lost him on 5/28/12. This is also his anniversary date & my grandmother (91) will be missing him tremendously this year. They would have been married 69 years!"
"Darcy Zook dedicates today's miles to Cade James Bailey because Nine year Superhero Cade, lost his life to a short illness. Oct. 17 will be his 12th birthday. His spirit is powerful and playful. Prepare to feel him today! "
"Anthony Orifice dedicates today's miles to Mary and Sebastian Orifice from Waltham MA because Both of my parents passed away at an early age. My mom was sick with Cancer and was fighting so hard only to lose my dad from a massive heart attack. My mom passed away shortly after he went to heaven. My parents never meet my wife Kim or saw any of their grandchildren. "
"kelli begley dedicates today's miles to Ralph Begley jr because This request is for my husband, who, without I would not be the person, Mr runner I am today. We've been together 5 years and literally been thru hell and back. We got married in 2009 and since then we have both quit smoking and started running together. He ran in high school, and I did not. He has been so encouraging and very supportive. In June I had to undergo a full hystorectomy at age 25. This took me out of running for nearly 16 weeks. He never gave up on me. He never stepped away from my side. When we race, and people are rude about my time he stands up for me and tells people how brave I am for going thru my surgery. And for that, I think he deserves a run, dedicated to him ."
"Linda L dedicates today's miles to Ayla Bell Reynolds because Ayla Bell Reynolds Ayla is a toddler from Maine who went missing from her bed Dec 17th 2011 when she was just 18 months old. She now is a 2 1/2 yo. http://aylareynolds.com/ has her story & pictures. See "Ayla's page" for a description of who Ayla is. It starts off with "Ayla is a bright, happy, energetic little mother hubbard - She is always eager to help..." And there are more pictures at: http://thislittlelightofmaine.com/photo-gallery.html Please everyone look at her pictures in case you would ever run into Ayla. 1-800-THE-LOSTŪ (1-800-843-5678) 24-hours a day. or call 911 Maine St Pol 207-657-3030 Thank you Chris! I hope you have a fantastic journey!"
"Scott Flicker dedicates today's miles to Kaitlyn because It is my daughter's 21st birthday! "
"Donna Makowski dedicates today's miles to My mom, Lorna Easter because My wonderful mother, Lorna Easter, lost her battle with leukemia 13 years ago October 14. I miss her more than I can say. "
"Michelle Thompson dedicates today's miles to myself because It is my birthday first of all, but also I had an injury and haven't been able to run for 8 months. Just getting back into it now. Thanks!"
"tony smith dedicates today's miles to talisa M. Hayes because I wish the best b/c she is a loving and caring as well as trusting, and even though she is not my girlfriend anymore I wish her all the best in her new life as she moves on."
"kathryn giles dedicates today's miles to John Giles because My brother died 10/12/2011 of a massive brain hemmorahge due to an AVM....we miss him very much! I never got to say goodbye..."
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TINA OROURKE
02/24/2013
$20
Charles Jones - Best wishes Chris! You're an amazing person accomplishing amazing feats.
02/16/2013
$50
William Birch - You totally rock with this superb effort!
02/15/2013
$50
Rich McCoy - God Bless you. May your journey be safe.
02/08/2013
$25
LOGANS ROADHOUSE - Logan's Roadhouse is proud to support your journey and appreciates your dedication.
02/07/2013
$500
Martha Scott - All great charities. Wishing you the best in your very inspirational endeavor.
02/06/2013
$25
Vicky Gehbauer - Thanks for stopping by Globalstar's home office on your journey. Was a pleasure to ride along side you a bit today. Be safe, God Speed.
01/31/2013
$25
Vicky Gehbauer - Thanks for stopping by Globalstar's home office on your journey. Was a pleasure to ride along side you a bit today. Be safe, God Speed.
01/31/2013
$25
Gail Robinson - You are an inspiration, Chris.
01/29/2013
$50
Michelle Edwards - Keep the flame burning Chris! We're cheering for you and the crew!!
01/27/2013
$100
Team Maddy - Team Maddy is behind you the entire way! 3 great charities. We wish you all the best as we know what pulling a cart is like. Strong and Steady, that will get you there!
01/25/2013
$25
Greg Lindy - I love your effort and dedication to these charities.
01/24/2013
$20
Greg Lindy - Your effort and dedication is truly amazing. Thank you for supporting those who need it the most.
01/24/2013
$20
Greg Lindy - Keep up the great work and dedication! You have put forth such an amazing effort for these charities! Every penny counts!
01/24/2013
$20
Andrew Deniston - Read your story when you were in Estero, FL getting your bike tuned up. Your dedication is very impressive. Stay healthy!
01/23/2013
$100
Scott Johnson - Keep up the great work Chris! It was a pleasure meeting you tonight!
01/14/2013
$25
Don Lachney - Sorry it took so long. Stay safe and looking forward to meeting you when you get to Louisiana.
01/14/2013
$25
John & Karen Wallace - Seattle doesn't give us a chance to check messages and facebook as much as we would like. Thanks Ed Hall for the wonderful donation. Chris is a great inspiration in his commitment and shown that with an injury he can adapt, restructure and continue on a great adventure.
01/13/2013
$50
pete titus - The shrimp was as good as you said.
01/12/2013
$100
Ed Hall - Thank you for inspiring us here in the Ft Myers/Sarasota area. We are donating $600.00 and will match whatever you can raise in the next 3 days up to another $600.00. We hope other businesses and individuals will be inspired by you too!
01/10/2013
$600
John Blewis - Thank you Chris for being so selfless in contributing to 3 incredible causes. Your journey deserves more national attention for sure. I am really proud of you and everything you stand for. Keep your spirits high and I look forward to meeting you.
01/09/2013
$25
Carol Hibbs - What you are doing is inspirational! Amazing.
01/09/2013
$40
Al Horiszny - Thank you!
01/08/2013
$100
Brent Andrade
01/07/2013
$5
Christopher Chakar - Chris, It was an honor to meet you. Thanks for all your efforts. You are an inspiration to all.
01/07/2013
$30
Bob Kemp-Baird - Thanks for coming to Drive Thru Bethlehem at the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church on your way through Daytona Beach Shores. Safe travels and God Bless.
01/02/2013
$50
Karen Kane - Merry Christmas - Chris. Hope that your journey continues to inspire others. From Alexis' Aunt Karen
12/21/2012
$50
Kristin Orr - A message of hope - even if it helps just one person. Keep fighting the fight Chris! Thanks for letting me run with you in North Carolina, it was such an opportunity.
12/14/2012
$50
James Krakowski - You motivate me to get back out there and run! Thank you
12/08/2012
$30
Steve DLugos - Chris, Hope things are going well.We met in Fredericksburg,Va on a weekend morning at the 7-11
11/20/2012
$100
Lynda Stanton - You are so inspiring!
11/19/2012
$25
Meghan Fanning - Go Chris!!!!!
11/15/2012
$25
Messick Family
11/15/2012
$10
Gene Messick
11/15/2012
$10
Jessica Rossman - Good luck! Love following you on fb!
11/14/2012
$6
Glynis Priester - Your an inspiration! Wishing you all the best on your running journey
11/14/2012
$50
Megan Smith - I'll run with you in Miami. Stay safe.
11/14/2012
$10
Megan Smith - I'll come run with you in Miami. Stay safe.
11/14/2012
$6
Scott Robbins
11/14/2012
$60
erin roles - can't believe we forgot to donate the other night! it was a joy to run with you last week. you are such a humble guy and an inspiration to your fellow pavement pounders! keep up the good work :)
11/14/2012
$40
Kevin Koetsier - What you're doing is amazing and inspiring! Keep up the good work - putting one foot in-front of the other!
11/14/2012
$10
john morris
11/14/2012
$10
john morris - Hi, Chris, I just would like to wish you good luck in your run across the country. I heard you this morning on the local radio station here in Richmond Va, you sounded in great spirits.
11/14/2012
$10
Dawn Szarek - Keep it up Chris! Great thing that you're doing out there!
11/08/2012
$25
Emily Keber Goldrick - SO PROUD OF YOU! We are all supporting your journey!
11/08/2012
$26.2
John Doe
11/03/2012
$17
Laura Roberts - Keep going Chris, it was a pleasure meeting you. God Speed and keep you safe.
11/02/2012
$100
Karen Neubauer - Chris - Keep the faith and keep running! You are doing an amazing thing (again)!
10/31/2012
$75
Sharon Banton - Praying for you during your journey! God bless!!
10/30/2012
$3
Ashley Leach - :) <3
10/29/2012
$150
Ashley Leach - :) <3
10/29/2012
$100
Ashley Leach - :) <3
10/29/2012
$25
Alice & Joe Aman - Thanks for making such a personal sacrafice for such worthy causes. Anybody willing to sleep on a park bench deserves a donation. Stay safe and hurry back to Grand Rapids.
10/29/2012
$30
Justin Plough - Thank you so much for what you are doing! Incredible! My 5 year old daughter just ran 2 miles for her school and raised $250 for doing it! I am happy to give to a great cause.
10/29/2012
$25
Betty Hogue - Iam a recovering addict and former couch potato. i started running 3 yrs ago at age 52! just posted a runner request for my greatest supporter, my Mom. She was at all my races. She passed away 12/18/10. I miss her being at my finish lines! Don't stop Chris! you got this!
10/27/2012
$5
Tim Zeipekis - keep fighting for those who can't Chris!
10/27/2012
$10
Christiane Walker
10/27/2012
$20
John Mackintosh - Chris, I live in North Attleboro, MA. I wish I knew you were coming through town the other day. I would have run along side you! We benefited from Make-a-wish. They sent us to Disney after my daughter Nicole was diagnosed with cancer at age 7. Great organization!. I just posted a runner request for Nicole. She passed away last year. Your run is so moving and meaningful to us. Thank you. Great work!
10/27/2012
$50
VERONICA Toton - THANKS FOR RUNNING TO HELP ALL THOSE IN NEED! I HAD TO STOP RUNNING AND IT IS KILLING ME! I HOPE TO GET BACK TO IT SOON NO MATTER WHAT THE DR SAYS!
10/26/2012
$25
Marge McDonald - You got this Chris! One step at a time.
10/26/2012
$10
Michele Simpson - Hang in there Chris. Keep going, behind ya 100%
10/26/2012
$25
Sara Kennedy - "...Run Forest Run..." :)
10/24/2012
$100
Deb Brunetti - Stay safe!
10/24/2012
$25
Katie Boyer - Chris - You're an inspiration to many! Thank you for your tenacity and your big heart. Have a great, great run. The Boyer Family
10/22/2012
$20
Katie Boyer - Chris - You're an inspiration to many! Thank you for your tenacity and your big heart. Have a great, great run. The Boyer Family
10/22/2012
$20
Don Lachney - Stay strong, Chris.
10/22/2012
$25
Alexis Kane - You're truly an inspiration. Keep up the good work!
10/21/2012
$15
margaret baham - In honor of all my family and friends and preschool parents who are or who have served in the military!
10/21/2012
$50
Run and Finish - Donation from the road
10/19/2012
$100
Endorphin Dude - Sending Endorphins your way! Good luck!
10/18/2012
$20
Janet Hamel
10/15/2012
$50
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In early 2012 Chris ran across the U.S. becoming the 30th individual to run solo across the U.S.. In October of 2012 (the same year), Chris began an attempt to become the first person to run TWICE within 12 consecutive months across the U.S.. That run fell short 1,000 miles in due to knee issues and instead of stopping, Chris is finishing the remaining 5,000 miles cycling! He will cover 3 sides of the U.S. from Maine to Florida then to California and up to Portland Oregon all for the Wounded Warrior Project, Make A Wish Foundation and St. Jude Children's Hospital.



Daily Cycling Request:
Ran across the U.S.
Washington D.C. to Santa Monica, CA in 88 Days
March 25th 2012 - June 20th 2012
Cycling across the U.S.
Portland, ME to Portland, OR in 210 Days
October 14th 2012 - Till completed
Recent News
02/25/2013 - Cyclist makes stop in Kerrville on his way across the country - DailyTimes.com 02/23/2013 - Cross-country bicyclist interrupts trek for look at Travis' letter - Kens 5 02/22/2013 - Man's cross-country trip brings him through Seguin - Seguin Gazette 02/14/2013 - U.S. Athlete, first to cross the country SOLO TWICE in one year reaches Liberty, Texas - The Vindicator 02/10/2013 - Solo cylist Chris Nicholas inspires Bayou Lacombe Middle School students: Lacombe Town Talk - Nola.com
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