Man runs 48 hours straight in Central Park

September 20, 2013 3:36:27 PM PDT
Long time MMRF supporter and ultra-marathon runner Eric Gelber is taking on an astounding feat - 48 hours / 200 miles in Central Park, from Sept 20-22, 2013, to raise funds for the MMRF. Now you can be a part of history and join Eric for one or more of his 33 laps around the park. Each 6-mile lap of the park will help us accelerate treatments and bring us closer to a cure.

Three Ways to Participate:

Run with Eric in NYC's Central Park

Athletes who donate $100 and register for the event will be able to run with Eric in Central Park during a portion of this 48 Hour event taking place from September 20 to September 22, 2013. You may choose to run one, two, three or more laps of New York's Central Park, depending upon your ability. Faster runners will want to join Eric on Day 1, when he is freshest. Slower runners will want to join Eric closer to the conclusion of his run. When you register, please tell us your anticipated running pace (from 8 to 16 minutes per mile), so we can schedule you accordingly. After registering, participants will also have the opportunity to raise additional funds for the MMRF with their own personalized online fundraising page or make an additional donation.

Virtual Runner

If you cannot join Eric in NYC, you can still participate as a Virtual Runner. Supporters who make a $25 donation will be able to create their own running experience at a location of their choosing, while supporting Eric's epic effort. Virtual runners may also choose to raise additional funds for the MMRF with their own personalized online fundraising page.

Sleep In / Sit on the Couch

Does all this talk of running make you tired? You can support Eric from your pillow or couch with a donation of any amount - click here.

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