Runners are a charitable bunch of people. I’ve written about this before. Every year, we raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity—over $700 million to be exact, according to USA Track & Field.
Many times, we run a big-name race like the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and fund-raise for a large national charity in the process. I ran the ING New York City Marathon in 2007 for Team Continuum. Other times, we enter a local race that benefits a smaller charity, like the R Baby Mother’s Day Run in Central Park. I ran that one with my entire family in 2009. And many of us have also donated our time to charities such as Girls on the Run, like I did last December.
But rarely have I come upon a race like the one I’m about to run on Sunday. The 3rd Annual Brandon Motta 5K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk is a true community effort to help one boy and his family. Read the rest of this entry →