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Calling All Runners! Join Team Push to Walk at the shore on Sunday, April 28th

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We’ve reached the end of February now and it’s time to check if we’re all on track with those 2019 resolutions! Some of you may have resolved at the stroke of midnight to take better care of yourself, eat healthier, be more active, or be more philanthropic. Good news is we’ve got a way for you to incorporate quite a few of those into one activity! Team Push to Walk is in the process of forming and will be heading down to Long Branch, New Jersey to participate in the NJ Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon again this year. The 2019 NJ Marathon marks 9 years of involvement for Push to Walk as a Charity Affiliate. The NovoNordisk NJ Marathon is one of the few races that allows non-profit organizations to raise money for their own cause and for that we are grateful. There’s 2 months to go until race day and we would be happy to have you join the 2019 Team Push to Walk. We ask that each member of Team Push to Walk commits to raising $500 on the organization’s behalf, but the good news is we provide you with all the necessary tools. If you’re interested in participating, either as a runner or handcyclist, visit the 2019 Team Push to Walk Fundraising Site, print out the application and send it to Stephanie Lajam. There are three race options to choose from:

  • Full Marathon= 26.2 miles all by yourself
  • Full Marathon 4-Person Relay= 26.2 miles split between you and 3 of your friends
    • Leg 1= 8.6 miles
    • Leg 2= 6.4 miles
    • Leg 3= 7.1 miles
    • Leg 4= 4.1 miles
  • Half Marathon= 13.1 miles all by yourself

From there you will be contacted and guided through the process of creating your personal fundraising page through the Push to Walk site. In the meantime, we will get you registered for the race of your choosing. Push to Walk will also provide race packet pickup and a team shirt to all members of Team Push to Walk. You focus on your training, sharing your fundraising page link, and showing up on Sunday, April 28th in Long Branch.

Check out our tips for any runners/handcyclists out there.
1. Get started. There is no time but the present!
2. Establish a goal. A race date is a great driving force for someone. May we recommend reaching out to Stephanie Lajam (slajam@pushtowalknj.org) and joining us at the NJ Marathon?
3. Don’t compare yourself to others. This is your training. This is your race. This is your goal.
4. Drink water & provide your body with the appropriate fuel.
5. Rest and recovery are essential parts of your training.

Team PTW 2018

Any questions? Contact Stephanie at slajam@pushtowalknj.org.