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Chuck’s birthday run

You may have noticed that you haven’t seen news of Chuck pole vaulting the past few weeks.  He is running and training for a special event – his 78th birthday.  He plans to run a marathon a day for three days up to his birthday, November 13, 14, and 15, for a grand total of 78.6 miles.  I’ve been running some shorter distances with him, from 2 to 5 miles, but on the longer runs I usually run the first two miles with him and then return back home.  He has encorporated a fund-raiser for the Sequim Boys Club as part of it and people can make pledges.  I have a pledge of one cent for each of the first 77 miles and then $77.83 for the last mile — just joking, I pledged $78.60 and he’ll get it whether he runs or not, just don’t tell him.

Here’s a picture of him finishing in first place in his age division at the Discovery Marathon this past June, 2010:

Chuck is the guy in the yellow/green on the right

2 comments

1 Sharyn { 12.23.10 at 1:37 pm }

May he run forever 🙂
seasons best to everyone~
Sharyn

2 Jeff { 02.15.11 at 4:11 am }

Truly amazing and inspiring. I just need to get off my duff and start moving again. Still need to do that cross country bike ride. I’m impressed, Chuck.

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