Racing to Save Lives Part 2 NYC!

Racing to Save Lives Part 2 NYC!
May 29, 2009 by Megan McGinnis

Training for New York

I am ramping up my training for the New York City Marathon. My longest run to date is 16 miles, so only a few more "long runs" to go. It is less than a month away, and I'm so excited!

For all my NYC friends, please come out and cheer for me or run with me! Can't wait to see you!

PS. I'm continuing fundraising, so please keep the donations coming!


Updates on Kauai!

I am back from my extended birthday celebration, and I am happy to say both Danny and I completed the Kauai half marathon along with our fellow Team in Training members. This was the first marathon that they have held in Kauai, and everything was really well organized. They even had hula dancers every few miles.

The weather was hot and humid, which made the first 4 miles feel like running in a sauna. Luckily around mile 5 or 6, it started raining, which felt very refreshing. However, then we had to run the rest of the race with soggy sneakers. The first 7 miles were also uphill, but the last 6.1 were mostly downhill back towards the beach. We ran through a neighborhood; at nearly every house, the residents were sitting out front cheering for us, even at the nursing home. For the final few miles, it was really warm, but I can't complain too much since I was running with a great view of the ocean. As I was entering the final mile, the leader of the marathon ran by, which was neat to see but a bit depressing since he had run 26 miles versus my 13 in the same amount of time. I finished in 2 hours and 45 min. Danny came in a little over 15 minutes later, and even though this was the farthest he had ever run in his life, he said he would consider doing it again!

After the race, we had a fabulous time touring Kauai! We went water tubing through a old sugarcane planation. Then we went for snorkel boat trip to see the Napali coast (giant cliffs). We were able to see dolphins and sea turtles swimming alongside our boat.

This week, I returned training today as the Kauai half was the first of the two races I plan to do this fall. I will also be running the New York City marathon (the full 26.2 miles!) on November 1, 2009. I will send you updates as the training progresses!

In case you interested, here's the NYC course:

I'll be posting Kauai pictures soon, so stay tuned! Race Photos are here:

Enter bib 1611

Thank you again to everyone who has supported me! For those who did not get a chance to donate, it's not too late! Please donate today!


Less than a week away!

Danny and I are getting REALLY excited for our race THIS sunday! We're flying out on Friday morning and running 13.1 miles on Sunday morning. The weather is supposed to be really warm for the race (mid-80s). There's a chance of rain, which might feel really nice after that many miles!

The first seven miles are all uphill. Click here to check out the course:

I just want to say thanks again to everyone who has donated! I'm almost to my goal BUT still have a more to raise. Please help me and donate today! It's not too late!

P.S. Sunday (Race Day) is also my birthday! So I will happily consider your donation as a birthday gift! :)


Training Update!

This Saturday, I ran 10 miles! I almost up to being able to do the half marathon (13.1 miles). It's a good thing because I have less than a month to go. Danny and I have been training hard. He's up to 8 miles, the longest he's ever run. We're both looking forward to the trip and the run through Kauai.

BUT I still need your help! Our fundraising deadline is quickly approaching and am behind my goal. Would you help me in achieving this goal of raising a substantial amount of money to help treat patients with blood cancer and eventually find a cure?

Thanks so much for all your help and support!


Racing to Save Lives

Aloha! Welcome to my Team In Training home page!

I'm back for another season of Team In Training, this time with the San Francisco chapter. I am training to participate in both the Kauai Half Marathon on September 6, 2009 (my 26th birthday!) and the New York City Marathon on November 1, 2009. This season I am recruiting people to join me in Hawaii for my birthday half marathon. So far, my mom and Danny, my boyfriend, are training to join me. If you are interested in joining me, start training and sign up today! Here's the link!

As a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training, I am raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure! The last season I particpated in, thanks to you (my friends and family) I was able to raise nearly $5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and despite the current economy, I am hoping to surpass this amount.

So, please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

Please visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!

P.S. Please support Danny also. Here's the link to his page.


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck Megan! I will be cheering for you at the NY marathon, for sure. Miss you! xoxo"

    Lillian Cheng

    Mon Jul 27 11:16:34 EDT 2009

    "Thanks for joining the cause!"

    Mel Clark

    Fri Apr 20 05:18:54 EDT 2018

    "Good Luck Megan!"

    John Martin

    Mon Aug 03 05:47:52 EDT 2009

    "Good luck in Kauai!! It's been great having you as a running buddy!"

    Patricia Le

    Thu Aug 20 01:11:29 EDT 2009

    "Let's STAMP this terrible disease straight into HELL!!! I lost my one & only child to this horrible disease & I am ANGRY as Hell about it! He was good & beautiful, I intend to do everything I can to end this killer disease. Thank you Peggy!!!"

    Fri Feb 02 11:02:58 EST 2018

    "Hang in there Peggy! Dan & Bev Olson"

    Mon Feb 19 11:11:44 EST 2018

    "So very proud you and your continued dedication, Peggy!"

    Wed Jul 04 03:37:17 EDT 2018

    "Love you and thinking about you today and how proud Jackie is of her sister. Go Team!"

    Fri Apr 13 11:08:18 EDT 2018

    "Good Luck! Let's celebrate you finishing the NYC Marathon with some Fusia."

    Eric Selhorn

    Tue Oct 27 10:49:04 EDT 2009

    "You can do it Megan!!! SO PROUD OF YOU!"

    Lea Cohen

    Fri Sep 04 12:57:42 EDT 2009

    "Good luck, Meg!"

    Aparnaa Seshadri

    Thu Aug 20 03:32:17 EDT 2009

    "Good luck sweetie!! :D"

    Fang Yue Wang

    Mon Aug 17 10:13:50 EDT 2009

    "Good luck Megan!"

    Matthew Rao

    Mon Aug 17 09:27:03 EDT 2009

    "Good luck!! Is your mom joining you? Tell you folks I said hello!"

    Ryan Comfort

    Wed Aug 12 07:23:21 EDT 2009

    "Go Megan!"

    JP Verzosa

    Tue Aug 11 10:47:54 EDT 2009

    "Way to go, Megan. Good luck!"

    Richard Magann

    Tue Aug 11 10:00:37 EDT 2009

    "My mother"

    Lillian Cheng

    Tue Feb 20 03:58:00 EST 2018

    "Good Luck Waylon."

    Tue Feb 06 02:28:11 EST 2018

    "Best of luck, let us know how you do! -Phil "

    Philip Hynes

    Thu Jun 25 12:08:26 EDT 2009

    "Good luck, Megan! I know you can do it!"

    Danny Maloney

    Wed Jun 10 02:40:33 EDT 2009

    "Great job Jodi"

    Jim Maloney

    Fri Oct 06 05:54:55 EDT 2017

    "Good Luck Megan! Thank you for work hard for a great cause."

    Jim Maloney

    Wed Jun 10 10:14:50 EDT 2009

    "Good Luck Megan! Finally you get to go to Hawaii and you don't have to propose adjusting journal entries!"

    Iosif Kharazishvili

    Fri Jun 12 02:11:53 EDT 2009

    "Megan, I wish I were joining you in Hawaii but I'll have to settle for cheering you on from the East Coast! Good luck!! xo Anna"

    Anna Pearce

    Fri Jun 19 09:18:18 EDT 2009

    "Go Peggy! Your friends, Gerry & Linda Lago Vista"

    Mon Jul 02 01:18:37 EDT 2018

    "Go Peggy Go! "

    Mon Jul 02 09:35:02 EDT 2018

    "Bless you Peggy, in your continued efforts to help others and honor your sister. ❤️ Linda"

    Sun Jul 01 12:42:12 EDT 2018

    "Peggy, you are an inspiration! Thanks for all you do for others. "

    Thu Jun 14 07:36:08 EDT 2018

    "After 15 years with TNT, the lives connected to mine that have been touched by blood cancer are beyond counting. Thank you for continuing to seek cures - you are unstoppable! Love, Mo"

    Sun Jun 10 12:53:48 EDT 2018

    "Wish you lots of blessings and prayers on reaching your goal and helping to eradicate Leukemia and all its related diseases."

    Fri May 25 10:18:03 EDT 2018

    "Thank you for all you do! We have the highest admiration for you. Keep up the wonderful work!"

    Thu May 24 12:37:48 EDT 2018

    "Good Luck Peggy <3! "

    Tue Mar 13 08:12:32 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,341.90 | Goal: $5,000.00
107 %

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My Thanks To

Jennifer Price $500.00
Anonymous $500.00
Google $135.00
Daniel Maloney $135.00
Megan McGinnis $131.00
Lea Cohen $100.00
S Geneva Price $100.00
David Eun $100.00
Ryan Comfort $100.00
A Clayr Alexander $100.00
Barbara Clark $100.00
Deanna Gaston $100.00
Google $100.00
Jim Maloney $100.00
Danny Maloney $100.00
Taverna Aventine $51.20
Lillian Cheng $51.00
Jean Warner $50.00
Gregory Napolitano $50.00
Daniel Creasy $50.00
Blue Cross Pet Hospital $50.00
James Buchanan $50.00
Julie Gaston $50.00
Phyllis Morrow $50.00
Robert Miller $50.00
David Bork $50.00
Lauren Condon $50.00
Mel Clark $50.00
JP Verzosa $50.00
Kristine Eiman $50.00
John Martin $50.00
Mel Clark $50.00
Christine Latuga $50.00
Beth Ferreira $50.00
Steven Foster $30.00
Eric Selhorn $26.20
Rachel Horovitz $25.00
Anthony Jimenez $25.00
Amanda Speakman $25.00
Aparnaa Seshadri $25.00
Patricia Le $25.00
Fang Yue Wang $25.00
Matthew Rao $25.00
Richard Magann $25.00
Delaina Vo $25.00
Joanie Rui $25.00
Bijesh Krishnan $25.00
Nick Swatek $25.00
Alicia Cox $25.00
Howard Fukuda $25.00
Nancy Goldman $25.00
denise nieman $25.00
Ray Lew $25.00
Evelyn Kuo $25.00
Philip Hynes $25.00
Anna Pearce $25.00
Jennifer Gross $25.00
Iosif Kharazishvili $25.00
Vinay Viralam $15.00
Marcia Leithauser $15.00
jose Rodriguez Saenz $10.00
Manuel Camacho $10.00
Matthew Hagel $10.00