With thanks to Andy Johnson for getting it all started, it’s going to be another great year of Running for Joy! My name is Eric Averitt and I experienced the joy of completing the Monumental Marathon as a member of last year’s Team Running for Joy (R4J). I’m a Joy’s House Board Member and it’s a privilege to be leading this 2014 fundraising effort!
In 2014, Team R4J is dedicated to raising $14,000 for Joy’s House while supporting each other in achievement of “monumental” fitness goals.
The feedback that I received from members of last year’s team included the common themes of feeling 1) inspired to raise money for Joy’s House, 2) motivated to achieve a personal fitness goal and 3) excited about the opportunity to do both through Team R4J! Being a member of Team R4J is a great feeling and I invite you to join us in 2014.
Our approach to fundraising success will include sharing team member goals as a source of inspiration. I welcome volunteers to share stories of participation in running events throughout the spring and summer. These successes will keep us on track as we build toward the 5K, half-marathon and marathon events of the Monumental Marathon!
There are other ways you can get involved. You can make a donation, “’like” Running for Joy on Facebook and tell your friends and family about the cause. Also, please continue to check this site for updates and event announcements. Thank you for visiting the Running for Joy site and for supporting Joy's House. I look forward to running with you!