I ran for the American Cancer Society,
the official sponsor of birthdays, on the DetermiNation team
I ran for my Aunt Carol - a two-time cancer survivor
I ran for everyone affected by cancer
I kept running and didn't stop for the entire 13.1 miles because my sore knees and feet were nothing compared to what someone being treated for cancer, or their family goes through.
The 34th Annual Detroit Free Press Marathon is a unique marathon because it involves two international crossings:
- You get to run across The Ambassador Bridge - a suspension bridge connecting Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario, Canada and the busiest border crossing between the US and Canada
- After running through the friendly streets of Canada, we get to run for a mile, 75 feet underwater - back through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel - the second busiest border crossing between the US and Canada.
Running through the streets of Detroit, with thousands cheering you on from the sidelines, made for an awesome run for more birthdays on a chilly Sunday morning.