Running For Flynn at the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

RDS would like to thank our runners who competed in the Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8K races this past weekend. We hope to see you all again in Philadelphia next year!

RDS Runners in the Philadelphia Marathon ran in memory on Flynn Fry, an inspiration to the RDS Runners team.

Running For Flynn Shirts Worn by RDS Runners in Philly

Sue Burns After Running the Half Marathon

Julie Krause Before the Half Marathon

RDS Runners After the Race

NYC Marathon Update

Two weeks ago, we all learned about the devastation and tragedy caused by Hurricane Sandy.

It pales to this circumstance of course, but, our 7 RDS Runners in the NYC Marathon, who had been training and fundraising for months, lost the chance to compete in this event when the city made the correct decision to cancel the race. Our deepest thanks go to Lauren, Ron, Marisa, Jeff, Chris, Michelle, and Liz for all their efforts. Together, they raised over $22,000 to support RDS and Down syndrome cognitive research. Congrats to Marisa who ran in a “substitute” marathon on Sunday. Ron and Lauren are headed to Dallas to compete. We will share more news about NYC marathon plans as they become available. Thank you again Team.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

We’ve heard from Lara and Mike Font, RDS Runners in the Disney Wine and Dine.

Lara says:
$8,635 raised for Research Down syndrome, all we can say is WOW!!!!
http://www.crowdrise.com/parkersheroes/fundraiser/LaraFont

All RDS can say is: “Huge Wow…and THANK YOU!” to Lara and Mike and their fantastic supporters.

Who wants to be like Mike…and Lara?

Learn more:
rdsrunners@researchds.org

                                                    Mike & Lara Font Pre-Race