Help Claire FundRace for the Philadelphia Marathon!
I began running with Back On My Feet when I first moved to Philadelphia. I heard about this organization that helps combat homelessness with running through a friend and, intrigued, I decided to check it out one very warm morning in early June (a small taste of the summer to come). Getting out of bed before 5:00 am was hard, and I almost snoozed my alarm right through it, but I'm so thankful I didn't. What I stumbled upon as someone new to Philly without knowing many people was a compassionate, accepting, and utterly supportive group of people who lift up everyone around them. My best mornings are spent running with Team South Philly, soaking in the sunrise over the Schuykill, talking with my fellow teammates or simply running quietly together, and always being thankful that I dragged myself out of bed.
On November 20 I am proudly running the Philadelphia Marathon to raise money for Back On My Feet, which in 2015 helped over 100 individuals achieve independence by gaining access to housing, jobs, and continuing education programs. This will be my first marathon and I am so excited for the opportunity to represent such an impressive organization. Please consider supporting me and this wonderful organization by donating whatever you are able.