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American Red Cross - St Paul, MN Chapter

Twin Cities Marathon

Donations as of November 23, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$3,422.40 Raised Online
$3,422.40 Total Raised

Red Cross Disaster Relief Run

Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page I am raising money for The American Red Cross helping thousands of people affected by disasters like the recent Hurricane Katrina. This is my second marathon. I ran the TC Marathon last year with my brother Tim. We finished together hand in hand at a time of 5:19. This years goal is 3:59. Tim unfortunately will not be running this year. He had run the TC Marathon in 1992 at a time of 4:20 and his second marathon last year which he vowed to be his last.
I have been training a bit more than last year and at least know now that I can finish. To run an hour & twenty minutes faster is bitter sweet in my opinion. Of course the pace needs to be faster but I will be exercising for a lot less time. That is the current motivating factor anyway.
Come out Sunday October 2 and cheer me on. I could not believe all of the people and the fun, music, food, & beverages that was being had at last years marathon. We start @ 8 am at he Metrodome and end at the Capital in St Paul. I will be wearing a white shirt with a Red Cross (often mistaken as an official first aid guy by runners & spectators).
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts.

I totally appreciate your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Sincerely, Marc R. Kowalski 9/3/05 update: Completed 17 miles in 2:58 and felt pretty good. Conditions were great - approx 62 degrees around 9 am. Training run was around Lake Calhoun, Harriet, Isles then Calhoun & Harriet again. Goo works ! 9/10/05 update: Completed 18 miles in 3:11. A little warmer today - almost 80 by end of run (11am). I am soo ready for the big day I can hardly wait. Training will be a little less intense from here on out. See you all Oct 2nd on the course ! 9/30/05 update: Pasta, hot tub, water, rest... these are a few of my favorite things. Tick tock... Hello Everyone - I made it ! I thought I had updated this but it must not have saved... anywhoo, I lost my bet with brother Tim but beat my last years time by 30 minutes. Clock time was 4hrs 51 mins. and chip time was 4 hrs 45 mins. I will send out an email w/ details soon. Thanks again to all of you who supported me in the TC Marathon and my goal to raise money for The Red Cross ! Sincerely, Marc Kowalski

Supporters

Comment Donation
Michele Vierling Marki Mark-What a selfless thing to do! Good luck!!! Shell Shell
$25.00
Anonymous Kick His Ass Seabass! Congrats Brother. I'll be cheerin' you on.
$25.00
Layt-man Fire up Kwal! You will be awesome!
$100.00
Nel See you at the Summit!
$25.00
Stacy Bee Good Luck....I believe in you
$25.00
Betsy Congrats, Mark - best wishes for a successful run!
$25.00
Tom Jenson i liked the $ a mile ideal!
$26.20
Joan & Dick Niemiec
$100.00
Anonymous You're money Marc, and you don't even know it!
$25.00
David Therkelsen To a great friend of American Red Cross, who understands that life truly is a marathon. All best.
$50.00
IslandView Resort Way to go Mark!!! Come Visit again!
$100.00
Holly Hamdorf Put Pam on the finish line and you'll exceed your goal! Good luck!
$50.00
Anonymous good luck, Lynn
$50.00
B I'm "behind" you B, pass the goo!
$50.00
Linda Pelon I'm very proud of you Marc - Your a great brother!
$25.00
kris Good luck, Marc!!
$50.00
Hyun Jung Kay (Karen Davis Friend) Thank you so much for doing this. Enjoy the Run!
$10.00
Anonymous Hi Marc! Have a great run!
$50.00
Marti Mahoney-Peterson
$50.00
Sandy Jackson Go Marc Go!! Best wishes for achieving your desired time!! Sandy & Rick
$50.00
Kyle Watkins Remember, we're going on Rob's boat Oct 1.
$150.00
Daniel Getsch Marc, Amy & I are happy you're running again this year, and for a great cause. Good Luck!!!
$50.00
Marie
$500.00
Sarah Hodge I can't even run ONE mile - you amaze me! Good luck Marc!
$25.00
Anonymous Good Luck!
$25.00
Marie Michel
$50.00
Julie Weber
$100.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Karen and Stan Hokanson A dollar a mile! All you have to do is finish!!
$26.20
Chris & Deb Good Luck!!
$50.00
gp Just follow the pallino.
$50.00
Anonymous Run Marc Run
$50.00
Don Park Go Mark Go - run like the wind
$200.00
Joel and Melissa Good luck Marc! This is a great cause!
$25.00
Heather from outstate Way to go, Marc!
$25.00
Greg
$50.00
Shelly Smith Run Forest, Run!
$25.00
Anonymous I admire your dedication, Mark
$100.00
Karen Davis We run with you in Spirit, What a great way to support Marc & the Hurricane Victims Go Marc!
$25.00
Pooky Way to go Marc - we will be thinking of you!!
$500.00
John Picha For a good cause, they really need the money now!!
$60.00
P7 Go for it....you can do it!!
$25.00
Mary O'Brien Tyrrell
$25.00
Gerry Bell Run Marci Run!!
$100.00
Anonymous Marc- YOU ROCK!!!
$100.00
Anonymous Good luck Marc, you are going to need it!
$25.00
mark kraemer I could walk it in 5 hours and 19 minutes. Try to do better this time!
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$3,422
Total Raised
$3,422