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When you gathered last year in the corrals for the start of the marathon or half, 13 residential members were there with you—5 to complete the full, and 8 to complete the half. All five, Malik, Eric, Azriel, Stacy and Calvin, were first timers with the goal of finishing with a smile. Everyone did an amazing job!

If you’re looking to have an awesome experience like this one, or for a great way to help raise money for Back on My Feet – consider running the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon for Back on My Feet! The Marathon will be held Sunday, November 20th, 2011, and runs through historic Philadelphia, giving you an amazing view of the Art Museum, Kelly Drive, and the Schuylkill River while running for a great cause. As a FundRacer for Back on My Feet, you will receive the following benefits:

• Entry into the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon
• BoMF EnduraFit Shirt
• BoMF Cotton Shirt
• BoMF Window Sticker
• BoMF Wristband
• BoMF Running hat
• BoMF Hooded Sweatshirt

“I have had such a great time in the past couple weeks getting to know more about BoMF. I had a general knowledge of what the program was, but getting to know the people has been a truly amazing experience.  It’s been less than a month, but every morning I’ve run with BoMF has a been a positive and reflective way to start the day, and something I definitely plan to continue.  I have volunteered in a number of different settings in the past, but I think what has made this experience so unique for me is that the structure of this program blurs the lines of volunteer and resident to create an environment where everyone can learn and grow as people and as runners to achieve inspiring results.” – Deirdre Darragah 2010, Philadelphia Marathon FundRacer.

Log onto www.philadelphiamarathon.com to see what Race Weekend holds in store, such as a health and fitness expo and kids’ fun run, or to view a map of the course. In order to become a FundRacer for Back on My Feet, please email Cathryn Sanderson or call at 215-772-1080 x111. For more information, visit www.backonmyfeet.org. We hope to see you there!

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