I recently found out that I was chosen to represent Staten Island in the Foot Locker 5 Borough Challenge at the 2011 NYC Marathon. Each year, 5 runners (one from each borough) are selected to participate in the challenge – they are to run the first half of the marathon together and then race against one another in the second half.
Each year the challenge has a different “theme”. The theme of this year’s challenge is overcoming challenges. If you are interested in reading about the other 4 runners (who have amazing stories!), please go to: http://www.nycmarathon.org/entrantinfo/5_boro_runners.htm
I am so excited for this amazing opportunity. Not only do we get VIP treatment at the start and finish and great clothes to wear during the marathon, but we actually get to start the marathon before all of the other runners! I am already getting goosebumps when I think of running across the Verrazano with just 4 other runners!