Miracle Marathon to Support Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Detroit

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I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the 27.2 Miracle Marathon which helps the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. My hospital of choice is Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Great hospital, great cause, great to be a part of.  I’m on a mission to get back on the exercise track while saving kids’ lives. Since a traditional marathon is 26.2 miles, Miracle Marathon is adding 1 extra mile “for the kids.”

So, I laced up my sneakers and logged Day 1 of the C25k program. This is my 3rd or 4th time starting C25k. The furthest I got was week 3 or 4 and then I quit. Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc are only half the running battle. The good part about this marathon is that I don’t do it all at once. You do a mile a day. So, over the course of 27 days participants can walk, run, dance, skip or any other movement to reach the goal. 

Doesn’t that sound like fun?? 

I’m on fellow MI blogger, Detroit Metro Mommy team if you would like to join us! Check out her post on her website as she has a valuable coupon code.  Please note that you can sign up as a free person without the swag, but those spaces are limited.

Don’t want to participate, but still want to help?  Please consider donating to help me reach my goal.

I’ll be posting my progress here on Everyday Living with Chrys, so I do hope you will follow along!


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds amazing and what a great cause! I hope they raise millions!

  2. That is a great way to do a marathon. My son and I are doing a run through water and mud this weekend.
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  3. Heidi Bee says:

    Way to go, and such an awesome cause!!

  4. That’s awesome that you can do it over a space of time. I know how much your arthritis/ disc stuff bothers you. Is this happen to also be the hospital that Matt works for?
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    • It’s not. This is a hospital in Detroit. The hospital does a lot for the state so that is why I decided to go with them and join the team that I did.

  5. This sounds like a fun opportunity. Thanks for sharing with us! :)
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  6. What a wonderful cause. Also a mile a day shouldn’t be too hard for anyone to do either!
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  7. This is such a great event for a really good cause! I’ve run full marathons for charities in the past. I would have preferred if those had been broken up!
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  8. what an amazing cause. i could even do that each day
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  9. Lisa Bristol says:

    What a great cause. Great way to stay in shape and raise money at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I like running and love a good cause. I wish you success and hope you have a really positive experience. What a great cause!
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  11. You can do it! I’m proud of your cause and your journey!
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  12. What a fantastic thing you’re doing! I’m wishing you a ton of success.
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  13. Good for you! I hope it goes really well. Sounds like a great event.
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  14. What a great cause. I love causes like this that promote helping children.
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  15. This is such a great program. I hope they are able to raise lots of money.
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  16. I could never run that many miles! Good for you though, and great cause!
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    • It’s a mile day, so thankfully, I think I am going to make it. I am sure I will be walking a lot of it though.

  17. What a great event for a great cause! I am NOT a runner, but I did do my first 5k for AIDs research a few years ago, it feels like such an accomplishment when you are done right? Thanks for sharing!
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    • I’m not a runner. I used to be. But hope to get back to it. Using this as my push. I have done a few 5k run/walks. So fun!

  18. What a great cause! I’m not a runner but my oldest wants to run a long distance race like this.
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  19. Wow great job I probably would not make it. What a great cause too!
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  20. Awesome cause. Looks like a great event and good luck.

  21. What a fantastic cause. I hope that they raise a ton of money!
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  22. Catherine S says:

    What a great cause. I hope you raise lots of money. I would end up walking.

  23. I tried C25k before but didn’t get very far. I should give it another try.
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  24. Marathon is a life goal for me. So excited for your journey!

  25. I love that it’s spread out over time. That makes it much more doable!
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  26. I walk 3.6 miles a day. I would consider walking it if it were closer.
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    • It’s a virtual marathon. You do a mile a day. Run, walk, dance, skip. Whatever you want. And, there are networks all over the nation, you don’t have to pick my team or the hospital I am with.

  27. I don’t live too far from Detroit! This is a great cause I can’t run a marathon but i like to volunteer at them.

    • I am about an hour away from Detroit. Small world ;) What I like is that you don’t have to run and you only have to do a mile a day.

  28. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    What a great cause. I would love to participate. I will have to research to see if there will be a run near me.Thanks for sharing.

  29. Great cause to donate to! I wonder if there are any near me- I’ll have to check.
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  30. One day I would love to participate. This is such an amazing cause. I hope you raise a lot of money!

  31. What an absolutely awesome cause! I’m going to see how I can help!
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  32. That sounds great, I like the idea that you can run a mile a day. It’s for a wonderful call as well, so have fun!

  33. That’s awesome! What a worthy cause. I love it.
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  34. What an awesome cause! I wish you the best of luck with it. :)
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  35. Wow congrats! Sounds like fun!
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  36. Oooh, way to go! I hope you can raise all the funds you’re looking to.
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  37. What a great cause. I am currently trying to train for my first 5km for charity.
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