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Delaware & Lehigh - #IRun4Keegan at D&L Half Marathon
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Guest post by Tracy Eisenreich, participant in D&L Heritage Half Marathon on November 1, 2015

#IRun4Keegan . . . That simple hashtag has changed my life. I am Tracy and I am a runner. Through some local running friends, I heard about the I Run 4 Program (www.whoirun4.com). This program matches runners with men, women, and children with special needs. In February 2015, I was matched with Keegan, a 9 year-old boy from Nevada. Although Keegan and I have not yet met face-to-face, we interact regularly through social media. “It’s about more than miles; it’s about building relationships and bolstering support systems.” I dedicate all my training and races to him. Through the generosity of the race directors, I am able to send Keegan race medals, race bibs, t-shirts, and lots of fun race swag gifts.

Tracy with Della the Mule proudly showing her medal and one dedicated to Keegan.

Tracy with Della the Mule proudly showing her medal and one dedicated to Keegan.

Thank you to the D&L Heritage Half Marathon for providing a medal for my running buddy. Keegan’s medal collection continues to grow!

D&L Comment: Each year one or two race participants contact us about the IRun4 Program. We’re happy to see miles walked and run on the D&L Trail dedicated to others and providing even more than exercise, recreation, stress-relief, friendship and exploration. If you are running or walking the 2016 D&L Heritage Half Marathon on Sunday November 6, 2016, think about participating in the IRun4 Program.

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