Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon & Rothman 8K Race Recaps

Many thanks to all the staff, volunteers, spectators, runners and police officers at the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday. I was blow away - pardon the pun ;-) - by all the support!

I'm currently gathering my thoughts to share the long story of my 22nd marathon. In the meantime, here's the short story:

Since 2013, I failed 11 attempts to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ). On Sunday, November 20, I finally succeeded at my 12th attempt and qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon at the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon!

I'm so very grateful for every opportunity to help fight childhood cancer one mile at a time with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's Team Lemon. Thanks to all who have donated to our fundraising pages since we started running with Team Lemon in 2012 in memory of Leah's brother-in-law, Michael, and our grandmother, GG.

I'm also very grateful for the opportunity to run the 2017 Boston Marathon with Leah as a charity runner with Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (#RunDFMC) to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

No donation is too small to help fight cancer & 100% of every dollar raised by the #RunDFMC team supports the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Any donation is greatly appreciated. And, I'll match every donation until I reach my first fundraising goal of $5,000. Donate $2 (or more) here:

Did you write a race recap? Share your link in the comments and we'll add to our lists.

Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K Reviews on Facebook

Rothman Institute 8K

Rothman Institute 8k; Race Recap by Mastering Running

Philadelphia Half Marathon Recaps (listed alphabetically by blog/website)

Philadelphia Half Marathon on

Philadelphia Half Marathon Race Report by The Daily Fitness Journal

Going with the Flow - Thoughts from the Philly Half Marathon with Coach Teresa

Philadelphia Half Marathon (1:27.44) by Fueled by LOLZ

Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap by Lisa Catton

2016 Philly Half Marathon by Love Life Surf

Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap by Scoot A Doot

Philadelphia Marathon Recaps (listed alphabetically by blog/website)

Philadelphia Marathon Review by BibRave

The Philly Marathon by Candid Celebrations

Relax: Nothing is Under Control by Dashing Whippets

Following Philly Marathon City Official Review New Features by CBS3 Philly

Philly Marathon Recap and Reflections by Dietician Jess

Philadelphia Marathon Recap by I'd Rather Be Strong Than Skinny

The Running Life: Back from Philly, LaFave looks forward to checking off more marathon races

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap - Part 1 by Lively Chicken

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap - Part 2 by Lively Chicken

My 4th BQ Finally a Reality - Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap by Mere the Runner 14

Philadelphia Marathon Review by Minnesota Don

Philadelphia Marathon on

Never too late - Becoming a runner at 64 on

Attack survivor, 69, conquers Philadelphia Marathon in racing wheelchair, with helpers

2016 Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap by Planes, Trains and Running Shoes

Philadelphia Marathon - Miles Change You by Race Pace Jess

Philadelphia Marathon by The Road Less Run

26 Things I Saw During the Philadelphia Marathon by The Road Less Run

15 Photos That Define Philly Running by run215

Philly Marathon Recap by Run With No Regrets

A Principal, Her Dad, a Marathon, and a Sweet Tale of Thanksgiving by Runner's World

Philadelphia Marathon Race Report: Vomitphest and a Lesson by Running and the City

Race Review; Philadelphia Marathon by Running with Music

When Life Hands You Lemons by Summer Runs the World

What Nobody Tells You About Training for a Marathon by You Make You

Runners Help Man Cross Finish Line at Philadelphia Marathon by 6abc

Half Marathon & Marathon Recovery 

Fall racing season is over....what should I do next? by PR Training


Christine said...

Congrats on your BQ!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets said...

Thanks for sharing my recap and congratulations on your BQ!!