Race for Recovery – the numbers

I decided to break the Race for Recovery down by the numbers – I’ve seen this method used several times recently in blog posts and really love the style!

Don’t forget to check out photos of all the runners who participated!

I just want to say THANK YOU one last time to everyone who supported this virtual race – the generous companies that donated, the companies who helped promote the race, and all of the runners who donated and raced.  I’m still amazed at how much money was raised and how many giving people participated!  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

10,895 – dollars raised

2,627 – dollar value of prizes 

1,350 – dollars raised by grand prize winner Chris M

725.4 – miles run 

357 – people donated

272 – runners participated

157 – results entered – FULL list of participant finish times can be found here -> Race Results

112 – runners completed 5k

88 – pictures of participants – the FULL album can be found here -> http://facebook.com/pages/nycrunningmama

Ottawa, Canada - Julie Gourlay, Stephanie Gordon, Jo-Anne Guimond, Jennifer Sweet, Brian Lawless, Melanie Nason-Green, Patrick Owens, and Jim Johnston - 4 of these runners were schedule to run the NYC Marathon

Brookfield, CT - Mary-Jo Checco, Erin Ehrhard, Katie Koratash, Eileen Curran, Kim Petruska, Jennifer Falci

61 – runners completed 10k

39 – states represented

colored states = participated

34 – prizes won

27.9 – miles run on Staten Island in areas hit hardest

  • Jen Correa: 10k
  • Stephanie Karidies: 10k
  • Becky Krause: 5k
  • Erin Volsario: 10k
  • Carolyne Anderson: 5k
  • Tara Roed: 5k

    Becky in front of a damaged home on Staten Island

    Jen Correa

20 – sponsors donated items

16 – runners did both 10k and 5k

7 – Running / Fitness brands helped promote the Race for Recovery (Full post with links for articles can be found here -> Media for Race for Recovery)

Featured as one of the Top 10 Winter Races in America

6 – countries represented

  • Canada
  • Englad
  • Germany
  • Lithuania
  • New Zealand
  • United States

Pauline Sauvao - New Zealand (her 1st 10k!!)

5 – kids under the age of 13 - HUGE congrats to Savannah, Amelia, Ashleigh, Thomas, and Nicky for completing the 5k!

  • Savannah: 54:52
  • Amelia: 54:52
  • Ashleigh: 54:52
  • Thomas: 40:10
  • Nicky: 40:10

5 young children participated in the 5k!

4 – runners ran the Race for Recovery in conjunction with another race

  • Ariel Allison: 27:59 – Sandridge Santa Run 5k
  • Molly Watkins: 39:54 – Reindeer Run
  • Meissa Bodeau: 26:09 – Jingle Bell 5k
  • Jamie Kohn: 21:42 – Atlanta Strollers in the Front 5k

    Runners who wore two bibs!

3 – pregnant mamas

  • Myra (Barbian) Boelscher: 48:10 – 29 weeks
  • Amy McKee: 41:38 and 1:14:53 (5k and 10k) – 26 weeks
  • Carissa Dukes: 32:02 (5k) – 22 weeks

    Myra (L) and Amy (R)

2 – postpartum moms

  • Stacey Thureen: 49:38 (13 weeks postpartum)
  • Sarah Canney: 28:34 (10 weeks postpartum)

    Stacey (L) and Sarah (R)

1 – runner from Staten Island who lost her home due to Hurricane Sandy

Jen Correa - standing in front of her home on Staten Island


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    2. Jesica from @rUnladylike says:

      This is amazing! You are a true example of how one person can truly make a difference and inspire others to do the same. Congrats and thanks again for organizing!!!

    3. This is great! Thanks again for organizing such a great cause. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!
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    4. The last picture almost made me cry. Tahnk you so much for organizing this event!!
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    5. I’m so glad I had an opportunity to be apart of this! Thank you so much for organizing it. You rock!
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    6. still reflecting on this too.
      you made amazing things happen.
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    7. Amazing! Awesome, awesome post.

    8. amazing. simply amazing.
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    9. you can add another to the pregnant mammas. I was 17 weeks pregnant when I ran it.

    10. I love this! The numbers are amazing. They tell the story. And what an awesome story of support and love and care. People can be so amazing sometimes. Really good to read a positive uplifting story like this!
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    11. You could’ve included Scotland in your list of countries but I was advised by my osteopath not to run, otherwise I would’ve done the 5 km. This post is fantastic, I feel like I’m watching a silent video montage. I especially love the photos of the kids who ran, so touching!

      I definitely will participate in your next virtual race, should there be one :)

      Congratulations on your efforts, very inspiring!
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    12. this was more than a race, it was a pay it forward event. Heart and soul went into every mile! Thank YOU!
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    13. This is amazing! You are amazing! And I’m so proud of you and our fitfluential family!

    14. Thank you so much for having this race Michele. It was therapeutic for me. I ran with friends through my neighborhood to site of where my house once stood. Thanks for posting that picture. It was my “midpoint”. Now I go on from there. Thanks to all who run and supported my neighborhood and so many others.
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    15. Michele!!!! This is AMAZING! I am so proud of you and everyone who participated. This warms my heart and gives me hope. xoxo
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    16. What a great thing you did here, Michele!
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    17. Wow, just amazing. Thanks for sharing and for organizing!
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    18. Love this post! I can see you put a lot of time into it. Thanks again for organizing this!
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    19. That is awesome! Thanks so much for putting it all together! I forgot to enter my time, so missed out on parts of this, haha, but thats OK I was glad to be a small contributor to such a great event!
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    20. So proud of you for organizing this girl!
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