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Chris McCarrick's - Run for Research Page - Boston Marathon 2014

My reason for running
My reason for running

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My Progress
78 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $10,000.00
Achieved: $7,773.25
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On April 21st, 2014, I will be running the Boston Marathon to raise money for liver research. I’ve always wanted to run Boston and with the tragic events that marred the race last year, I decided this was the year to do it. I need your help.

Don’t worry, I’ll do all the running, all I ask from you is a bit of financial assistance. My training will have me running over 400 miles, investing over 100 hours between prep and running time. You can do your part in 5 minutes or less.

My daughter Mia is one of over 30 million Americans suffering from liver disease. She is doing well, but she is a lifelong liver patient and there is a 50/50 chance she'll need a transplant one day. Knowing that she may need a piece of my liver one day keeps me moving through long training runs and those times I want to quit. I want to keep my liver "transplant ready" just in case.

I am running for the American Liver Foundation on the Run for Research Team, together we plan to raise more than $1,000,000 to fund much needed research. We all hope that the money we raise can help find cures so future generations won't have to suffer the misery of liver disease.

Please help me reach my fundraising goal by clicking on the Donate button. If you can’t afford to donate, or don’t wish to, consider passing a link along to someone who might be able to help.

Thanks in advance.

My Personal Web Log


Great running day
The deep freeze is over and the sun is shining. Knocked out a very nice 10.5 at a decent pace. Felt just fine after so I think next week's 12-13 won't be too tough.

by Christopher McCarrick on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

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Cold run today
With temps in the teens, I kept it to a short run today. Got a few extra in yesterday before the real cold set it. Looks like it will be in the 50s by the weekend, maybe with rain. I'm planning a 12 miler or so, hopefully the rain won't be too bad. A sprinkle is fine, but running in a downpour is no fun.

by Christopher McCarrick on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 6:17 PM

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Good run today
Nice 8+ training run today. Temps in the mid 50s which just doesn't feel right for this time of year. Trying to figure out how to squeeze in a few runs this week with Xmas and all. Planning on a 10 miler next weekend.

by Christopher McCarrick on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:04 PM

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So far so good
Quite a few runs in, nothing too long yet, but smooth sailing so far. Weather has been good and I'm finishing the runs feeling good.
But, the mileage starts creeping up soon. Might be time to hook up with come local training groups. Long solo runs get a bit tough.
One way or another, I'll get it done.

by Christopher McCarrick on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:14 AM

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20 Weeks to go! - Training begins
While it seems like a LONG way away, the race is just 20 weeks away now. For prior races, I've managed with 14 or 16 weeks of training, but I want to be really ready for this one, so I'm bumping to to 20.
Big mileage increases by week are more likely to cause injuries, so I'm spreading it out a bit. I'm starting with 17 miles this week, gradually getting to 44 miles in late March, then tapering down a bit before the race.
So far so good.

by Christopher McCarrick on Wed, Dec 04, 2013 @ 3:23 PM

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Thank you for supporting the Run for Research 2014 on April 21, 2014!

The Run for Research is a celebration of my commitment to a world free of liver disease. Please help me make that goal a reality! I support the American Liver Foundation® because it:

  • Advocates on behalf of 30 million Americans with liver disease on the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Provides education programs, support services, and outreach activities that reach more than 200,000 individuals annually and raise awareness on liver disease prevention and management.
  • Is the largest non-governmental supporter of liver disease research in the U.S. and since 1979, the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million to more than 750 qualified scientists and physicians.
Please send offline, non-cash donations to our office at:
Run for Research Team | American Liver Foundation | 88 Winchester Street | Newton | MA | 02461
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All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable.

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