One lap will be better than all the other laps

Remember my new friend, Andrew?

The other half of StrideAndJoy‘s Tracey? The Andrew and Tracey who added the Pittsburgh Marathon to their race schedule this year for an awesome weekend with me and RunningHaiku‘s Charla? The guy who showed up at our first-ever meeting for the Pittsburgh Marathon 5K IN JORTS? The guy who would totally be added to my boyfriend list except for the rule I have that if I know they guy’s wife and she is lovelier than all loveliness, then he immediately becomes ineligible? Yeah, THAT Andrew. If you haven’t been paying attention, then I have two words for you: PAY ATTENTION.

AndrewPay special attention because on July 20th in Philadelphia, Andrew will be running 24 hours straight to raise money for Back on My Feet. The object of the challenge is to run as many laps of the 8.4-mile course as possible in 24 hours. [Let that seep in for a sec - he is running 24 hours straight! CRAZY!]. The best part? Andrew will be donning jorts for one of these laps!!

If you haven’t heard, Back on My Feet is a non-profit organization that helps people who are homeless to rebuild their lives through running. It is a growing organization with chapters in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis,  Maryland, New York City, and Washington DC.

You can support Andrew’s efforts and this great organization here.

Jeans for Genes Charity

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Danny with his nephew, Harvey

Danny Price (brother of UK celeb Katie Price) is running the London Marathon on April 21st IN JEANS in support of Jeans for Genes. In preparation for the race, he ran the Brighton Half Marathon on February 17th in those jeans.

Post-race, he reported minimal chafing, lots of support from other runners, and odd stares from spectators. LOVE IT!

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Jeans for Genes is a national children’s charity which raises money for the care of children and families who are affected by genetic disorders. It also supports ground-breaking research into the causes and cures for these disorders. The charity also aims to raise awareness and understanding of genetics and what it means to live with a genetic disorder.

The charity’s main fundraising event is Jeans for Genes Day which takes place on the first Friday of October. Millions of people across the UK make a small donation to wear their jeans to work and to school.

From the Jeans for Genes blog:

Dan says “This charity is close to my heart, and like every other runner around the world when running, we all have our own reasons, story or journey behind why we do it! I had a huge insight last year when my sister was ambassador for the charity and this inspired me to represent them this year – and working on the theme Jeans for Genes Day, I will be running the VLM in a pair of jeans!”

Katie Price said: “My son, Harvey, has genetic disorders which is why Jeans for Genes Day is so close to my heart. This fundraising appeal does a great deal of work to provide vital care and support for thousands of children like Harvey who are affected by genetic disorders. I am so proud that my brother Daniel is running the Marathon for such a great cause! Go Dan!”

If you want to support Danny’s London race and this great cause, go can do so by going here!

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