Race For Recovery 5k/10k Virtual Run Update

HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated, supported, and helped spread word about the Race for Recovery.  There are over 225 people who will be running – and even more importantly – we’ve raised almost $9,000.

I’m so thankful and amazed with the amount of support that I have received in spreading the word about this race.  In the process, a few things were checked off my bucket list!! =)

Men’s Health: highlighted the Race for Recovery as one of the TOP TEN winter races in America!!!

Men's Health

Runner’s World: Posted the race info on their Facebook page (and caused my website to subsequently crash because of the unprecedented high traffic that ensued -> there are much worse things in life!)

Runner's World Shout out

The Staten Island Advance: Article (print and online) about the Race for Recovery on Dec 5, 2012

SI Advance

Women’s Running Magazine: Talked about the Race for Recovery on their blog on Nov 13, 2012.

Women's Running

Fitness Magazine: Mentioned the race in their Holiday Fit Links:

Fitness Magazine - The Fit Stop

 FitFluential: Included information on their blog and monthly newsletter:


There’s still plenty of time to sign up (and donate) to the Race For Recovery.  Details and all the links are located here.

Please remember to take a photo of yourself with your bib so I can include you in my story post-race!!


The Mustela Giveaway winner is:  Blair Robinson!  Congratulations =) Please email me at nycrunningmama@gmail.com so I can get the package shipped out to you!  A subsequent winner will be chosen if you do not contact me within a week!

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    1. So fun to run today and feel like I was taking in part of something much bigger!
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    2. janae@hungryrunnergirl says:

      OH MY GOODNESS!!! Seriously, you are incredible! I am amazed by all that you do and you are a huge example to me! LOVE YOU!

    3. You are a superstar.
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    4. Wow! Congratulations! What an amazing job you’ve done. I’ll be participating on Saturday!
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    5. I love love love all the coverage you’ve received on this event. I’m so happy and proud of you for all the amazing work that you are doing. And I’m honored to take part in it on Saturday. Cannot wait!
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    6. AWESOME job! It’s amazing what one idea can do. Congrats!
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    7. Wow, wow, wow! That is an incredible response and funds raised- way to go getting this organized!!
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    8. Humbled to be part of this race, as well! Way to go on the publicity — it was only a matter of time that the larger organizations highlight this great cause!

    9. Love how this grassroots movement has taken hold and grown! Hats off to you for bringing in all that cash–just fantastic.

      I may be running in my imagination b/c I can’t imagine physically running in two days (so wiped out this time). But I mean well!
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    10. Wow! That’s amazing. You’ve done a GREAT job fundraising for a good cause.
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    11. Congratulations! I had to run early bc of work but I will be with everyone in spirit on the day!

    12. Awesome Michele! You’ve done such a great job with this and I’m happy to be participating. I gave a shout out on my blog this morning :)
      Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted..Running for RecoveryMy Profile

    13. Great work on this race Michele! This post shows that when you do good for others, the goodness will be returned in your own life! Congrats on all the press and mostly, all the money raised for your cause!!
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    14. It’s such a great cause and awesome idea — you totally deserve this great press! Looking forward to virtually racing with you and everyone else on Saturday!
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    15. So impressed with the hard work and dedication you put into organizing this virtual race for recovery event!! So proud that I met such a fabulous woman!
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    16. Thats AWESOME!!! I even have a friend in New Zealand that signed up and will be doing her virtual run on Friday :D you ROCK nycrunningmama!

    17. i’m so stinkin excited for YOU and your big heart! THank YOU for all you do. Be proud!
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    18. Wow lady you go girl! I might be switching to the 5k since I’m running a half Sunday, but still in! ;) xo
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    19. Wow its amazing at how far this spread:) Congrats Michelle. I am so honored that i get to be a part of this and i get to do a race right as i start my 3rd trimester…mind you i am not actually racing but i get to do a race! Lol:) My friend Steph and i can’t wait to do this together! Congrats for all your hard work on this and all the $$ raised so far!


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