Women Run The World Race Day

Marina Aris 2017 Race Bib Shape Half Marathon

It was the perfect day to run this year's Shape Magazine sponsored half marathon in Central Park. I exceeded my fundraising goal of $1,500, for the Fostering Change for Children organization that aims to improve the lives of foster children growing up the way I did.  I finished the race in a little over 2 and 1/2 hours, exactly what I was expecting given today's hilly course. And the best part: having my girls there and my son cheering me on all the way from Pensacola, Florida. Afterwards, I had a chance to connect with Barry Chaffkin, the president and founder of Fostering Change for Children and his colleague Bryan Hill.