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About the challenge

Since 2004, I have been running the Chicago Marathon, in memory of my brother-in-law, Paul Bracken (pictured above) who passed away in 2001 at the age of 58 as a result of Early Onset Alzheimer’s. He left behind his wife, Sheila, three children, and his grandchildren.

March 24th, is my 70th birthday and April 8th would have been Paul’s 73rd birthday. As every race I run is in Paul’s memory, I will run 73 events, after turning 70, to raise Alzheimer’s awareness and to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in the hope of ending this terrible disease.

So... Here’s the challenge - I'll do the running and you do the donating - and together we can #ENDALZ

 73 / 73 events completed – 337.25 miles covered – $24,044.05/ 73,470 raised

The Prologue:
Lakefront 10

Chicago Quarter Marathon

April Fools 5K

Shamrock Shuffle 8K

Chicago’s Perfect 10K

Good Life Race 5K

Be The Match 5K

Night Nation Run 5K

Dash for Detection 5K

Race to Wrigley 5K

Ravenswood Run 5K

Christie Clinic Illinois 5K

Christie Clinic Illinois 10K

Southwest 10K

Quarryman Challenge 10

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Stem Step 5K

Move for the Kids 5K

Universal Sole 4 Mile Classic

The Lew Blond Memorial 5K

Michelob Ultra 13.1

Chase Corporate Challenge

Soldier Field 10 Mile

Race to the Flag 5K

The Essence of Freedom Run

Strike Out ALS 5K

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals

Run With the Nuns

Sunset Shuffle 5K

La Grange Rocks 5K

Trot Against Trafficking 5K

River Grove Police FOP 5K

ABC Gibbons 5K Run

One Last Race

The PR Mile

Ricky Birdsong Race Against Hate

Trinity Triumph 5K

Proud to Run 10K

Downers Grove 5 Miler

‘Go Run Chicago - Warren Park 5K

Run the Runway at CEA

Elmhurst 4 on the 4th

Go Run Chicago - Humboldt Park

5K Run to End Homelessness

Rock & Roll Chicago 5K

Rock & Roll Chicago 10K

Burgers & Beer 5K

Esprit de She 10K

Imerman Angels Brunch Run

PAWS Chicago 5K

Run for Gus 5K

Morning Star Mission 5K

NU Run for Walk

BTN Big 10K

Chicago 10K

Homestretch for Heroes

World Vision 6K for Water

Glasa Twighlight 5K

The Biggest Loser 5K

Run the Runway - Rockford

Run the Runway - Rockford 5K

Windrunner 10K

Backlot Dash

High Holiday Hustle

Buffalo Grove Stampede 5K

Spay the Stray 5K

Volition America Half Marathon

Race Judicata

George Bridges 5K

Brat Trot 5K

St. Jude 5K

Chicago Half-Marathon

AIDS Run 10K

Bank of America Chicago Marathon


About the Greater Illinois Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. Learn more >>

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