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Athlete Spotlight: John Raneri

John Raneri was the first male half marathoner to cross the 2016 Hunter Subaru Legacy Run finish line, with a time of 1:08:41. A native of New Fairfield, CT, he attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and has been running for 11 years.

 

What are some races you have done recently?

 

-U.S. Marathon Olympic Team Trials - 50th Place 
-Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - 1:04:29 - 8th place 
-Philadelphia Gortex Marathon - 2:18:06 - 3rd place 
-Stanford Invitational 2015 10k - 29:16

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Athlete Spotlight: Shawanna White

Shawanna White was the first female half marathoner to cross the 2016 Hunter Subaru Legacy Run finish line with a time of 1:24:17. She’s been running 17 years and has participated in many races, including Cooper River Bridge (SC), Mercedes Benz Marathon (AL), and Get In The Pink 10k (SC).

 

I am originally from Atlanta, GA, but I currently reside in Columbia, SC. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BS in Physical Education. I started running in 10th grade because my high school coach saw me in the office one day and asked me to run track. I told him he would have to ask my grandma. She said yes, but only if he brought me home because it would be too late to ride the bus and there was no family car to be used. 

 

What’s your favorite race?

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Fall Races

The 2013 fall race season has begun!  Team Inheritance of Hope runners will be found in 4 amazing races.

Click on photo to see Why We Run

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My Team IOH Experience ~ (running an individual race)

Anna's family

Anna's family

Anna contacted me last January.  She said she was interested in running the Disneyland Half Marathon, September 2, 2012 to support Inheritance of Hope.  Team IOH does not participate as a team in the Disneyland Half but Anna still wanted to raise funds and run the race for IOH families!  Throughout the year, many runners do the same. They run halfs, marathons, mud runs, tris, and 5ks as individual runners.  It's their way of running beside and supporting the families that Inheritance of Hope serves.  Thank you, Anna, for sharing this wonderful story ... and thank you for raising over $1500!   ~Lisa

Submitted by Anna Pasquarella

As a member of a family living with cancer, I know how easy it can be to get overwhelmed. That was why I chose to run for Inheritance of Hope; because I’ve been there, and because I felt that a cause that could make the process easier for someone else  was absolutely worth working for.

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A word from a Team IOH runner

DSC_0067Today we will hear from Grace Gerdin.  Grace has run with Team Inheritance of Hope in two events – the 2010 NYC Half Marathon and the 2011 NYC Half Marathon.  This year, Grace was the top fundraiser for the NYC Half Team – raising over $3,700.  As you will read, not only has Grace blessed families by raising funds for IOH, but she has also received a personal blessing by increasing her personal fitness level – which, in turn, has been inspirational to her children.

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Meet the Reins

It is believed that a traveler once told the early American novelist James Fenimore Cooper, upon visiting Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains in 1824, “that here was the very scene for a romance.” Two years later, Cooper wrote his most famous novel, The Last of the Mohicans, set in the tourist destination 200 miles north of New York City.

The picturesque location has been the setting of important moments in the lives of Al and Lucia Rein, including their honeymoon in 1994.

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