To run a marathon requires a lot of commitment, hard work, dedication, and emotional and physical challenge, but that is nothing compared to the challenge a child born with brain hypoxia or HIV-AIDS has to overcome. The reason why I decided to run 20 marathons by the end of 2020 is to be able to raise funds to help children in need, especially those who have been born with these conditions.
Children born with brain hypoxia may require physical therapy or special care. In some cases children can be incorporated into society and have a better quality of life.
Thanks to nonprofit organizations like Fundacion Innonces, which support children that have been born with HIV-AIDS, but also prevent Mother-to-Child transmission. In the majority of cases, mothers in this program give birth to healthy children.
With your help, we can provide hope and bring smile to the faces of these little ones.
As the Coronavirus spread throughout the world, many races have been canceled or postponed
We will be monitoring the updates and do our best to complete this challenge
Our main goal is to help children in need, now more than ever those children need our help. Children with weak immune system are at higher risk
Next you will find the calendar with futures events
The 20 in 2020 challenge started with the biggest marathon in the world and one of the world marathon majors, the NYC Marathon.
With more than 53,000 runners crossing the finish line I feel so honor to be one of those runners, while helping raise funds for Team for kids.
I always run with Vicky in my heart, who is my niece who was born with brain hypoxia, this race I also ran to honor a special young man, Austin, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Please read: An apple as big as 26.2 mile
Second marathon completed for the 2020 challenge.
The Honolulu Marathon is the 4th largest marathon in the USA. It’s an event that’s open to everyone, where there is not limit on the number of participants or cut off time.
Please read: Determination in paradise!
End of 2018 I couldn't walk without excruciating pain. Jan 1, 2019 I did my first recovery walk and I promise I'll run a marathon in a year.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Marathon Challenge program which promotes running to almost 10,000 local elementary school students.
Please read: Know your why!
4th marathon in this challenge, and my faster time. Although I was more proud of a new runner friend who complete her first marathon than for anything else.
The runner community is amazing, and we are a big family who love and support each other.
Please read: Yee-Haa Houston Marathon
With this marathon I mark 25% of my challenge, this give me a boost of confidence, especially because I feel all the support I received along this way.
This race was so much fun, full of music, colors and positive energy.
My 5th marathon in 14 weeks, and I was able to hit another PR.
Keep reading: Who dat?
Zydeco Marathon was a race full of emotions, it was ran on the International Women Day and the Endometriosis Awareness Month (reason why we dressed in yellow).
The post-race party was highlighted with amazing food like Gumbo and Jambalaya and Zydeco life music.
Find out more: Zydeco Marathon
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all races are cancelled, but running is not. Neither is my commitment to stay true to this challenge and bring a message of awareness and hope for children in need.
I ran on a treadmill for 6 hours (painfully), but children born with HIV or brain hypoxia suffer their entire life.
Everyday more races are cancelled, but everyday runners around the world show resilience and demonstrate you can run anywhere, your balcony, your patio, your neighborhood, etc.
Running is not cancelled!
This time, I did 27 laps around a lake to complete this marathon.
The TransRockies Run 60 miles allow the participant to complete the event in a time frame of 2 weeks, but I decided to complete it in 3 days (as would happen if the race would have tak) while simulating the elevation gain in my treadmill.
I ran the 60 miles in 3 days, with a total elevation gain of 7,092ft
This year Oklahoma Marathon, Run To Remember, was celebrating the 20 years anniversary, I though this would be a perfect add to my calendar.
This race too was done virtual mode, on my treadmill simulation the race course. It was very emotional to been able to achieve number 10, with this beautiful event
First in-person event since the pandemic, this event had everything on it.
From a distance a little bit longer than a marathon, 27.6 miles to be exact, to the most unexpected course. But the one thing that this event shine on, was the camaraderie of the team, the support in each station, and the team work effort
Events will be updated periodically, stay tuned, as we may be coming to your town!