Meet four more or your teammates today!



"About five or six years ago I was diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetic. I was 365 pounds and have always struggled with weight issues. I began to cut back on food and to walk. I am down almost 130 pounds and now complete three miles a day, five days a week. The idea of stepping up to greater distances with more endurance has been at the back of my mind for some time... I turned 50 last year and it has felt good (both physically and mentally) to be in better shape at this age then I was in my younger years. I have been married for 30 years and have three children. I am the Senior Minister of The Bath Church, United Church of Christ. I am also a classical trained opera singer and still sing when I can. I'll be making my Carnegie Hall debut this May!



Mary Flohr: "I am a grandmother of 6 and a great-grandmother of 4 (5 in June!) I love to walk and always wanted to learn to run. Unfortunately, I have let myself get rundown. I do have a few health problems, but they do not prevent me from walking. As a matter of fact, my doctors would like to see me get in better shape. I need encouragement and this race may be an answer to prayer! As long as God is willing, I'm putting one foot in front of the other."

Lynn Kline: " I want to try this. I'm out of shape but I think I can do it. I can walk two miles but have always wanted to be able to run at least one mile. I threw my hip out in a kick boxing class about three months ago and had to do physical therapy to get it back. Maybe an overweight, out-of-shape senior citizen should not have tried kick boxing, but i liked it!"



"I am not totally confident I can do this but here is reason I want to give it a try:  I was a wellness director and I taught spinning classes, did some personal training and was the race director for an annual 5k/10K race. At the age of 42, I had a stroke leaving me blind in my right eye and lost my job. In the last year I have lost 88 lbs, without  one minute of exercise, but now I suck wind just going up a flight of stairs. I want to prove that I am strong and have moved on past a low point in my life."