ANNA-LIISA - ONA STAR ATHLETE
"I have done 2 NYC Marathons 2002 and 2003. It is extremely exciting to come to the finish line at the NYC Marathon and when they wrap the medal around your neck as well as the moon blanket. All part of the ceremony. The Marathon is not easy, and it was hardest running through Brooklyn because it seemed endless. Coming off the 59th St. Bridge is the tremendeous rush, and one tends to run little too fast and forget there is about 11 miles left. I live on 85th Street, off First Avenue, so it was very difficult to pass this block. Temptation to go home was extreme. I said never again, but who knows when the invatation comes from the NYRRC to take part in the 2004 Marathon. I am automatically qualified as I have run a minimum of 9 races the previous year". During autumn of 2003 Anna-Liisa did a short 5 km race to benefit breast cancer. She has done it for the last 6 years, that was her 7th. It is growing every year. Last year 30'000 runners took part. Runner has a bib in the back for either you run in someones memory or you celebrate a cancer survivor.
AUGUST 8, 2005
Check in at the "Race for Cure" held on September 25th, 2005, 9 am, Central Park. Distance 5K. It's for a good cause, so everybody who can either run or walk and live in the area can participate.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's "RACE FOR THE CURE". You can enter via web: www.komennyc.org. Or you can send your entry to:
Komen New York City
Race for the Cure
GPO, NY, NY 10087-9223
Postmarked no later than September 9.
Sponsor Expo where you can pick up the race shirt and number, is at Columbus Circle, AOL building, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, between 58th and 59th St. 2nd floor.
Shirts and numbers can be picked up on 9/22, between 9 am - 6 pm
9/23, between 10 am - 8 pm
9/24th, between 10 am - 5 pm
Also on the race day, 9/25, 7 am - 9 am in the park near the Bandshell at 72nd St. Advance registration fee $25.00