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Run the 2010 ING New York Marathon!

There is something very satisfying about running a marathon and if you are thinking of doing one, a big city marathon definitely adds to the experience and they don’t get any bigger than the New York City Marathon! Having some loud and enthusiastic support really helps over those last few miles as your legs start to feel the distance and New Yorkers are always vocal!

Getting into these big marathons is tough they are always oversubscribed and a lot of disappointed runners will have had their entries declined – you may be one of them! It’s frustrating, you start your training and get all psyched up to run, only to get denied a start for your big goal!

There is still hope though! Team Continuum or “Team Can”, has been helping cancer patients and their families since 2003. As well as helping cancer patients they are also helping runners who missed out on entries for New York – “Team Can” still have guaranteed entries available! The only condition is that your raise $2,950 for their charity.

Although the marathon isn’t until November, you need to move quickly and register with Team Continuum for an entry by SEPTEMBER 1ST (use the link below). http://www.teamcontinuum.net/competitor_register.asp

Team Continuum go well beyond just providing an entry, they will also help you with detailed training programs for all levels provided by Coach John Hirsch (an experienced marathon runner and triathlete). http://www.teamcontinuum.net/t_hirsch.asp

They also meet for team runs twice a week in New York on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Saturday at 8.00am. Both runs start from the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park. Again all levels are catered for; just email “Coach John” in advance, before your first run to let him know you are coming.  coach@teamcontinuum.net

So if you’ve ever thought about running a marathon this is your opportunity! Race day is November 7, so you still have time to train and by joining Team Continuum you can tap into top level coaching to prepare yourself for the big day!

Team Continuum also provides race day gear, a physical therapist, and even a private pre-race pasta party! What else do you need? All you have to do is give your energy and commitment! The feeling of accomplishment when you reach the finish line in a marathon is worth all the effort especially knowing you are running on behalf of a great cause. Also check out Team Continuum’s Facebook page for a lot of other useful information, this is a great resource for all runners! 
http://www.facebook.com/teamcontinuum?v=wall

Like a marathon itself you need to take the first step! So register for the race today, join the program and start fundraising! Don’t forget that although the marathon is not until November the DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 1ST

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