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Re: "No Pressure"

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:13 pm

Hey All!!

I know that it has been a few weeks since I have posted anything, but rest assured that I am still running Smile. In fact, I am starting to ramp things up again in hopes of starting a Boston training cycle.

I have got some bad and some promising news on that front.  First the bad. I finally received notice from my most promising charity that my application was denied.  I was a little bummed, because I thought that with all the time that has gone by, that I would have a decent chance.  Oh well...

Now on to the promising news.  Last week I notified a women who runs the company that helps fill multiple charities for Boston.  We shared some emails and she stated that there may still be one charity available for me, but there was no garauntee.  I applied anyways, figuring that I don't have anything to lose.  This morning she called me stating that she still has three different charities with a spot and is hoping to fill one of them with my application.  She stated that she needed to contact the charity organizers to verify, but that she thought I was a good fit.  Lastly, she stated that she would be in contact with me either way today or tomorrow...so...here I go one more time...playing the waiting game...


Hope that everyone is doing well!!
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Post  ounce on Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Woohoo!!  Fantastic.

So, maybe ask her what are the best or better ways to successfully do the charity route to Boston?  Any schmoozing?  Start before the process?  Graft?  Bribery?

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Post  nkrichards on Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:31 pm

Hope that the lack of an update isn't because of bad news! Fingers crossed.
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Re: "No Pressure"

Post  Nick Morris on Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:33 am

Guess what!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!

I am IN!!!!  I finally got an acceptance from a Boston Marathon Charity!!!!!  WOOHOO!!


I got the call this afternoon from the New England Patriots Foundation stating that they have accepted me on there team for the 2015 Boston Marathon.  So, after working so hard to finally qualify for the Boston Marathon, only to still miss out on an entry by 30 seconds due to the large amount of applicants...and then getting denied by one charity after the next...I have got a spot in the race Smile

The next step for me (outside of training) is fundraising for the race.  I am currently working on my fundraising page and will let you know when it is up and ready Smile

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers


@nkrichards - We both BQ'd at Hamilton and now we both get to run Boston!!
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Post  ounce on Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:30 am

That is some mighty fine news!  Mighty fine!!!!!
Sincere congratulations, Nick!
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Post  nkrichards on Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:30 pm

Woohoo!  Nice news to end the year on.  Boston wouldn't have been the same without you there. cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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Post  Nick Morris on Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:41 am

ounce wrote:That is some mighty fine news!  Mighty fine!!!!!
Sincere congratulations, Nick!

nkrichards wrote:Woohoo!  Nice news to end the year on.  Boston wouldn't have been the same without you there. cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

Thanks guys!!
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Post  Mark B on Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:12 pm

Oh, yeah!! About freakin' time that they got around to giving you the shot you so richly deserve!

Great way to end 2014. Better start training for Beantown!
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Post  Nick Morris on Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:59 pm

Mark B wrote:Oh, yeah!! About freakin' time that they got around to giving you the shot you so richly deserve!

Great way to end 2014. Better start training for Beantown!

Thanks Mark!!
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Post  Nick Morris on Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:03 pm

I know that this forum is not meant for solicitations, but here is a link to my Boston Marathon Charity Fundraising Page. Please feel free to share with anyone that you think may be interested in donating.

Thanks!!

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Nick_Morris/bostonmarathon2015
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