I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Advil®, as part of the Advil® Relief in Action campaign. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about Advil® as a product or its effectiveness.
As I begin training once again for the NYC marathon it would be impossible not to reflect occasionally on the result of our trip to NYC last year. That weekend for me personified the true spirit of runners and I can’t find better words that the idea of “Relief in Action”!
“The Advil® Relief in Action campaign honors and supports people who don’t let pain get in the way of helping others.”
Seriously doesn’t that statement remind you of tons of runners?! People who put aside their own discomfort to make something happen for the greater good.
- runners helped clean up the streets after Superstorm Sandy
- runners train for months to run 26.2 miles to raise funds for charity
- runners create races in their hometowns to support a family in need
- runners came together regardless of speed to Run for Boston
- runners volunteer at races when an injury has them sidelined
- runners collect trash while running to improve the world around them
- runners show up regardless of how much sleep they got
- runners dress in pink or blue or black or yellow to show you their support
- runners lose toenails and get blisters and still show up on race day
The rise of charity running groups has really blown my mind over the last 10 years. These people are not only committing to at least 4 months of weekends spent running for hours possibly in heat, rain or snow…but also to raising money. All of course while still attempting to maintain their jobs, families and sanity.
Over the last year I’ve been working to come up with creative ways to fundraise for Run10Feed10 because I believe what could be more important to folks involved with healthy living than ensuring that kids in our area are being fed. That lead me to the Runner Training for Life shirt, as well as promoting the Run10Feed10 runs! There are so many runners coming up with amazing ways to support their community that I’m simply in awe of the community and happy to be contributing in some small way.
Through this campaign Advil® is honoring volunteers who actively give back to help others. As part of the Advil® Relief in Action program, a portion of the price of participating Advil® bottles will go to Habitat for Humanity® International and Wounded Warrior Project® so their volunteers can get the relief they need, and get back to giving back. Visit http://www.advil.com/reliefinaction to learn more.
I am grateful to be part of a running community that inspires and motivates me to make the world a better place.