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Thank You for Being a Part of GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend 2014

Thank You for Being a Part of GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend 2014

My second GORE-TEX ® Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend as Race Director came and went even faster than I thought it would. I was so full of nostalgia watching all the runners participate in their race that I was almost tempted to relive some of my running days.

It felt amazing to be a part of Race Weekend. You could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air. Being able to see thousands of runners succeed and reach their goal is one of my favorite parts of being Race Director.  People were running to surpass a goal, in memory of a loved one, or to raise money for a cause they hold close to their hearts. No matter their reason for running, every single participant had a special air about them on Sunday morning.

Thank you for being a part of the GORE-TEX ® Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend 2014 - it wouldn’t have been possible without each and every one of you! I can’t wait to see you all on the Ben Franklin Parkway next year!

- Desiree Peterkin-Bell

  Race Director, GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon