Pasting this here from an email. Doesn't sound like the safest or best supported marathon, but if you're interested, go for it.
Riding With Courage - Marathon For Children
On Saturday November 14th Josh Courage will be hosting a custom designed marathon (26.2 miles) through the streets of Washington, DC. The run is a promotional event for Riding With Courage, a 30-day bicycle ride across America intended to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network, a company focused on supporting Children’s Hospitals around the country. The events are meant to promote health and activity in children, and educate them on the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The ride will begin in San Francisco, CA on April 1, 2010, and finish over 3000 miles later in Washington, DC.
The run will begin at 7:30 am from Balance Gym Thomas Circle (111 14th Street NW Washington, DC) and make it’s way through scenic DC. Aid stations will be strategically placed about every five miles at locations that include both DC lululemon athletica locations, Balance Gym Dupont, and The Running Company (at Friendship Heights). The run will end at Balance Gym Thomas Circle, where there will be an after-party with food, refreshments, music, raffle and sponsor booths. Everyone is invited to show their support by joining the run (any number of miles) or, just meeting up at the after party.
All wishing to participate in the run will be asked to donate at least $1 per mile they run. Other forms of donations will be accepted as well with 100% of all proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network. Donations can be made through the Riding With Courage website, by check/mail, clicking here, or at the run.
For all those planning on participating in the run, we ask that you please contact Josh Courage (JoshCourage@gmail.com) with your potential miles of support. We will be capping the run at 100 total runners as to not congest the streets too much.
Josh Courage is a Fitness Expert based out of Washington, DC who has always enjoyed challenging himself by testing his physical and mental limits through activity. His choice to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network comes with his overwhelming passion to help promote health, activity and fitness in everyone. Children are our future, and his hope is to see the coming generations reverse the major obesity and health problems Americans faces every day.
Thank you so much for your help and support!
Please visit these websites for more information:
(Find details on all events, online donation opportunities, course maps and more)
(Get great information and inspiring stories on children overcoming health issues)
(Find info on Josh Courage’s company, blog, pictures, videos and much more)