Running the NYC Marathon for a good cause

My name is Tim and I’m raising funds for YAI Network

No doubt I'am getting ready for the pretty huge challenge for me - I will be running the New York City Marathon this November. What makes this a challenge? Eight months ago I quit smoking after 12 years of doing so. And I never ran marathons and actually never considered myself as a long-distance runner. Or any-distance runner. So I decided to change my own life and also to try to help making somebody else's life a little bit easier - so I'm running this marathon for an uber-worthy cause.

I am running to raise money for The YAI Network, organization that makes people affected by developmental and learning disabilities lives a little bit easier. I would appreciate if you would help me out by making a donation. The goal is to raise at least $3,000 over the next few weeks.

Together we can make a difference

Please, consider supporting a good cause - every donated penny will go to The YAI Network.

The YAI Network is an organization that provides a full range of health and human services to people of all ages with developmental and learning disabilities and their families. The YAI Network serves more than 200,000 people every day through its seven not-for-profit agencies, which reach from the New York City/New Jersey metro area to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. YAI's services start at birth, through all the transitions of childhood, adolescence and adulthood until the end of the lifespan.

You can read more about YAI on their website.

How to donate?

How to donate? That’s easy. Just click support Tim below and follow instructions:

Support Tim

You can also make a donation through Paypal by clicking this button:

Donate more then $20 and win Nike FuelBand

Everyone who is going to donate more then $20 will be entered to win Nike FuelBand. The winner will be announced on November 1st on my running blog.

* This contest has not been approved or endorsed by Nike.

Have a business?

Have a business and willing to support YAI Netowork? Please consider donating $3000. To say thank you for your donation, I will run in a racing shirt with your logo on it. Please make sure to contact me after making a donation:

Support a good cause and win a Nike+ FuelBand

Everyone who is going to donate more then $20 will be entered to win
Nike+ FuelBand - revolutionary device that tracks you activity every single
day and turns it into proprietary NikeFuel. This super cool gadget will
also track every calorie you burned and will count every step you
will make. I’m not even saying that this is a coolest watch ever.

What it tracks? More info available on official FuelBand website.
  • NikeFuel
  • Calories
  • Steps
  • Time

How to enter the contest?

Donate more then $20 for a good cause that I support and you will be entered into the contest. Come back on this website on November 1st to see if you win.

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ING New York City Marathon 2012

The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually.

The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the more than 700,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime.


Around the world, the word "marathon" evokes images of New York City. Before the New York race began, marathons were modest events run by a few athletes and followed by a few fans interested in the limits of human endurance. New York Road Runners and marathon co-founder Fred Lebow changed that. Today many marathons are huge media events that take over entire cities around the globe. None is as prominent as the ING New York City Marathon, but all city marathons are modeled on it. Modern marathoning owes its start -- and its world-class status -- to New York.

The first New York City Marathon, though, was a humble affair. In 1970, 127 runners paid the $1 entry fee to NYRR to participate in a 26.2-mile race that looped several times within Central Park. Fifty-five runners crossed the finish line. Read more about NYC Marathon here.

That’s a T-Shirt that I’m going to wear on a NYC Marathon. Make a donation and HAVE YOUR COMPANY LOGO ON IT! That’s Nike+ FuelBand that I wear to track my performance. Make a donation and win one for yourself!