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Run for yourself or run for someone who can’t

When asked why I run, initially my reasons would have been very selfish – for my health and sanity!  I had always been a fair weather runner, cycles of commitment based on the season of the year, what was going on in my life and never more than a 5K until life happened. In 2011 […]

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KC Marathon: Double the Fun for Cotter Twins

Identical twins David and Thomas Cotter have been running together for almost 20 years, ever since they started tagging along with their Dad on his daily runs at the age of eight.  They would do a walk/jog most of the route, which gave their Dad time to run ahead, circle back and check on them.  […]

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WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board is very active

Our 2014-2015 WIN for KC Youth Advisory Board had a great last wrap up activity as we helped at the WIN for KC triathlon.  We were stationed at various activities ranging from handing out the medals & rally towels at the finish line to helping serve Chris Cakes to the participants.  It was a fun […]

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Fostering Wellness with Blue KC

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) has been doing business in Kansas City for more than 75 years, but what we do goes beyond providing some of the best health insurance in our hometown. It is about helping Kansas City be well. To be truly healthy you need much more than […]

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Sports brings a community together

What are you passionate about?  I’d heard the question many times.  It’s the question you’re typically asked when searching for an organization you can help to serve in a volunteer capacity.  I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Kansas City Sports Commission Young Professionals Advisory Group for the last three years.  For years, I […]

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From participant to volunteer, the WIN for KC Triathlon is addictive

The WIN for KC triathlon was my very first tri two years ago.  I remember attending the training workshop hosted by WIN and hearing one of the volunteers say that after, I would probably get bitten by the triathlon bug and would keep coming back for more after my first race.  That seemed hard to […]

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What makes a great partner?

A great partner can make all the difference in the world. They push us to keep moving in the direction of our dreams, whether they involve finishing a race or accomplishing another goal we have set for ourselves. At Relan, we view Sarah Dee, Director of Events, Stephanie Lankford, Events Manager, and the entire Kansas […]

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Supporting KC Marathon Participants: One Cheer at a Time

I am a runner and a race spectator. I ran my first marathon in 2005; the Go! St. Louis Marathon.  I had never run a marathon before and didn’t know what I was doing at all. I trained too much, ran in the wrong shoes, never wore anything moisture wicking, and didn’t fuel properly. I […]

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A Little Help from My Fellow Participants

My name is Karen Beacom.  I recently ran my first full marathon on October 18, 2014 at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds.  I was so very impressed with the city itself and the electric feeling of being a marathon participant. I ran my first half marathon at the IMT Des […]

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Camp WIN: Ready for Round Two

Coming in for the summer as an intern, you really don’t know what to expect.  Some people tell you stories about their past experiences being an intern at a variety of different places – some good, some bad.  But coming in and learning you have to work a camp with 300+ little girls, you REALLY […]

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