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Run Your Next Marathon to Fight Stroke
Get Fit! Have Fun! Save Lives! Join the American Stroke Association’s Train to End Stroke program and complete a full or half marathon in an exciting location while fighting America’s # 3 killer.

Run Your Next Marathon to Fight Stroke

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By Skip Cleaver
Posted Monday, 4 December, 2006

The Train to End Stroke program of the American Stroke Association offers three wonderful opportunities to run a memorable marathon in an exotic location. Each of these three choices offers travel to a region of the country runners love to experience. While training for your marathon, and traveling for the big day, you will receive coaching and support to get your body in top shape for this endeavor. Meanwhile your heart will feel as good as your body, because you will be helping people prevent or overcome the devastating effects of stroke-perhaps helping someone you know.

The Train to End Stroke program is a major endurance and fund-raising program for the American Stroke Association. In Boston, since the programs inception in 2001, TTES has successfully trained 700 participants to cross the finish line of a half or full marathon and has raised $2.7 million net dollars to fund local stroke research, education, and advocacy programs.

"Raising Sarah has taught me that people can do amazing things when they put their minds to it. Running a full or half marathon to support the American Stroke Association is just that…AMAZING!" - Lisa Bibbey

Your Run--Individual Coaching and Terrific Support
Whether this is your first marathon or your next, professional coaching will be available to help get you ready to run your best. The TTES Coach, John Furey, is the senior trainer at Fitcorp, Corporate Fitness Centers, has been coaching marathon runners for the past 20 years, customizing a program for each individual to help them run their personal best. Throughout the season, the team meets in Boston for long runs along scenic Beacon Street with water and Gatorade stops and the support of coaches, volunteers and stroke heroes. Remote coaching is also available.

And of course fund raising is a part of the challenge-the part that makes you feel good. You will receive fundraising support from the TTES Directors with proven successful fundraising techniques and all the materials you will need to run a successful fundraising campaign, including a personalized fundraising website. You will be surprised by how willing and supportive friends, neighbors, relatives, and coworkers will be.

In return, you will receive airfare and hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and race entry fees to your chosen destination marathon, as well as a pre-race team pasta party and post-race victory party. This is guaranteed to be a life changing experience; to travel to an exciting destination, make life long friends and accomplish not only a goal of completing a full or half marathon, but also doing so as a part of a team that is making a difference in the essential fight against stroke.

"I love this program! You'll get in shape, have fun, meet awesome people and save lives. You will see how powerful just one person can be, you will surprise yourself, and in the end, you'll know that you made a difference." - Mark Gioia

Join This Vitally Important Cause
Every 45 seconds an American has a stroke. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, funds research, programs, and services to fight stroke, reduce disability, and save lives. Stroke has impacted so many lives, there are 4.4 million stroke survivors in the U.S. today, and it is very likely each one of us know someone impacted by stroke. Stroke does not discriminate and can strike anyone at any age, of any gender or race. As a dedicated volunteer of the American Stroke Association and a supporter of the Train to End Stroke program, Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots knows firsthand the importance of knowing the warning signs of stroke and acting quickly if any of these warnings signs are experienced.

Call 9-1-1 if you see or experience any of these symptoms. Treatment can be more effective if given quickly. Every minute counts!

"TTES has given me the foundation to make life-long changes in my health. There is nothing like the feeling of completing a marathon, but fighting stroke and getting healthy while doing it is even better!" - Kimberley Timpf

Sunny San Diego-Let's Rock 'n' Roll
The San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will run on June 3, 2007 beginning at 6:30 a.m. in one of our most beautiful cities. There will be at least 45 live bands, 40 or more cheerleading squads, and 26 "entertainment stages" for this tenth annual event that has become a classic. It will start in Balboa Park, run through the historic old town, skirt Sea World, tour the harbor area, and end at Point Loma.

Kona-a Run Through Paradise
The Kona Marathon and Half Marathon will run on June 24, 2007 at 6:00 a.m. They run along the same course as the run portion of the famous Ironman Triathlon, touring the western side of Hawaii's big island. It is one of Hawaii's premiere running events, and also allows walkers.


receive airfare and hotel accommodations, ground transportation and race entry fees to your chosen destination marathon.


Yankee Traditions-Vermont is Beautiful
Or how about running your marathon with a New England flavor? You can run the prestigious Vermont City Marathon on May 27, 2007 with a start time of 8:10 a.m. This one has become so popular it sells out every year, taking in 7,600 runners, including the relay. The TTES program insures runners a coveted marathon or relay team entry, which has become harder and harder to get the last ten years. Runners will come to Vermont from throughout the country, seeking the unique view of Vermont's largest city with a course that often runs along beautiful Lake Champlain.

Make a Difference Today
You can help. You are invited to begin a remarkable, life-changing adventure. It will be a journey that will help you get in the best shape of your life, and that will make a difference in the fight against stroke. Take the first step…join us at an information session. Your lifesaving adventure begins with a simple step…and promises to be the journey of a lifetime.

January Information Sessions
There are six information sessions planned within the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area during the last two weeks of January. You can pick the one most convenient to you, and get started on your marathon training and travel program. Here are the sessions planned:

Date Time Location Address
Tuesday, January 16 6:30 pm Newton Marriott 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, (Exit 24, I-95/Route 128), Newton
Thursday, January 18 7:00 pm Sheraton Braintree 37 Forbes Road, (Exit 6, Route I-93), Braintree
Saturday, January 20 11:00 am American Heart Association 20 Speen Street, (Mass Turnpike, Exit 13), Framingham
Tuesday, January 23 7:00 pm Doubletree Guest Suites Suites 550 Winter Street, Exit 27B, I95/Route 128), Waltham
Wednesday, January 24 7:00 pm Peabody, Marriott 8A Centennial Drive, (Exit 28, Route 128), Peabody
Monday, January 29 6:30 pm Boston Lenox Hotel 61 Exeter Street









Live outside the Boston area? Join our TTES Virtual Team!
Participants joining the TTES “Virtual” Team will receive all the same benefits as a participant living in the Boston area. While your staff contact may not be in your backyard, we vow to support you via phone & email communication throughout the season.

Our coaching staff will also provide a comprehensive program for you to follow on your own at your convenience. You’ll also receive weekly training tips via email and keep in communication with our coaches with any training questions you may have (there will also be alternate TTES coaches in selected markets outside Boston).

Come marathon weekend, you will travel to the event with the TTES team and receive the same travel perks (airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, etc.). TTES virtual participants will be an integral part

of our team as we continue to Train To End Stroke!!

Are you Ready? Join TTES!
For more information or to join Train to End Stroke visit, call (508) 935-3962, or e-mail Run your next marathon to fight stroke!

Participants receive:

  • Airfare
  • Lodging
  • Race Entry Fee
  • Expert Coaching


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