It’s that time of year again!!
Time for me to post numerous times on Facebook and our blog how amazing the Chosen Marathon is. Time for me to remind people of the Top 10 reasons to join Team Millican for the Chosen Marathon. Time for me to wake up early at least
four three days a week to begin training. Time for friends to get excited because we get to spend time together training and an even better time cheering one another on and accomplishing our goal together on race day.
HOWEVER, this year will be different. This year will be better. Because this year we have a face!
November 21, I will be able to gaze at the picture of a specific little baby in Ethiopia as I run the Chosen Marathon.
This year Team Millican will cross the finish line knowing we did it for her. To bring her home. Our beautiful daughter.
Also, this year’s 6th annual Chosen Marathon will be the best yet as the Chosen team has made a couple of changes. There are now more options for participating (see below), and the course has changed. The half marathon now has nine miles of river-front view and is a straight course with no turn around. In addition, this year’s race day is November 21, a month later than previous years. This allows everyone more time to train, cooler temperatures and we will all be in excellent shape before the holiday feasts!
Although we are months away from bringing our daughter home 🙁 (there are many steps for the US and Ethiopian governments to finish), we are preparing now for that long-awaited phone call for our court date in Ethiopia. Most families have to buy very last minute, extremely expensive plane tickets to Ethiopia because they are given very short notice for traveling (like sometimes just 5 days notice!) So we are saving and raising money for that moment. And the Chosen Marathon is helping us do just that!
*Every penny of registration fees goes directly to our adoption fund when you select Team Millican. And there are many ways to participate this year:
5 K – *A new option this year!
Sleep Walkers – Want to help but not a runner? Register to donate and sleep in!
Kids Fun Run – 1/3 mile, for kids age 12 and under. **See website for more details.
Virtual Runners – A new option this year! Want to run but can’t make it to New Braunfels? Run 13.1 miles anywhere in the world between Nov. 1 – Dec. 1. **See website for more details.
It is going to be an emotional yet fantastic day that I can not wait to experience with friends and other adoptive families from around the nation. It is a incredible event and I hope as many friends participate as possible. The Chosen Marathon is the prettiest race in Texas for the most wonderful of causes!
You can register here: