Member Spotlight: Cherie Grimm

Where do you live?
New York, NY

What event are you running with Team for Kids?
The 2016  TCS New York City  Marathon!

What excites you most about running your event with Team for Kids?
I’m excited that each mile will help raise money for an amazing cause.

What is your favorite place to run and why?
I love running through Central Park. It’s completely uninterrupted and you can always find great competition there.

If you run with music, what are your favorite artists or songs to listen to?
I like to listen to dance music, or rap usually.

What is your favorite post-run meal?
A bagel 🙂

When did your relationship with running begin and why?
It started in high school when my brother (who is running the marathon with me!) joined the track team. I followed everything he did, and so I followed him to the track team.

Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions, if so, please explain?
The night before I have to have Chicken Parm with Pasta.

Why did you choose to run this event with Team for Kids?
When I was younger, being able to participate in sports, especially the track team, truly helped me become what I am today. I went from being a shy, timid girl, to a true athlete.

I learned about teamwork and leadership as I ultimately became the track team captain. I learned about time management and dedication. I was one of the slowest people on the team when I first started, but after putting in time, effort, and yes, miles, I became the fastest, scoring in many events.

I want to be able to help teach  kids what I learned through running!

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