Getting up at the crack of dawn did not deter our almost 20 person group from running their hearts out and completing this world renowned race before sunset on that chilly winter weekend.
And once again the SACH Young Leadership cheering squad was in full effect alongside the marathon route cheering on all our runners! Through a sea of faces we were able to spot and give a big shout out to our incredible team members, all sporting bright blue SACH marathon jerseys (check out our amazing jerseys here and here).
Standing at the 18 mile mark and sporting our own blue marathon t-shirts, we were so proud to cheer on our runners and show our support for their marathon efforts to support Save a Child’s Heart. Check out some of the runners who we caught on camera here, here, and here!
Afterwards, the entire team gathered at Rumors Pub in midtown to warm up and load up on carbs and cocktails. Team members, SACH supporters and volunteers, committee and board members, family and friends enjoyed an afternoon of laughs and listening to our runner’s heroic tales of strength and endurance, trials and triumphs throughout their 26 mile run.
But there was one single theme uniting all runners and non-runners alike - their shared commitment to ensure that lives would be saved through their combined efforts training, as well as team and individual fundraising - with approximately $50,000 raised - over the last two years!
An extra special thanks to our team captain Michael Reznick and all our team members who completed the marathon this year, including Abe Rodriguez, Kelly and Stuart Smolar, David Matcham, Amnon Moneta, Ester Baronia Wong, Joanna Lieberman, Julie Pham, Martha Guarino, Kary and Chris Salvidar, Steven Mosier, Idan Deutsch, Ari Herman, and Jon Zember (pictured below).
We look forward to cheering on our 2014 team next November!
If you are interested in learning more about joining the SACH marathon team, please email us at YLG@SaveAChildsHeart.org.
In the meantime, check out our official marathon photo album online!
- The SACH YLG Executive Board