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Brian Mazurski

Hi All-

Autism advocacy is very important to my family as we have a direct connection and need for it!

Matthew who is my 12 year old is one of the coolest kids I know. Talks about pizza, Halloween, Scouts and fireworks constantly. He has a huge heart and would do anything for anybody. He's my inspiration for running 26.2 which I would have never thought possible 2 years ago!

Being able to raise money for something that directly impacts Matthew and the rest of us is an honor. I'm VERY glad I found this organization to run for in the 2024 Chicago Marathon! I'll put my heart and soul into it!


WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 36 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM team, you’re supporting OAR’s mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.

This organization doesn't mess around. Here are some of the things they use for the money I raise and these are important:

$1,000 provides a research grant for a graduate student studying autism.
$3,000 provides a scholarship for a student with autism to attend college.
$40,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.
JUL
1

Just started week 4 of the "official" training program I'm doing. It's a great program though CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association). 4 workouts per week. Wednesdays are speed work at a track and Saturdays are the long runs at Waterfall Glen!

JUN
11

Ran the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday! Was a warm day but a fun race though some of Chicago's parks on the west side!

MAY
6

Wow! Well I really want to hit that 20 mile mark prior to the race and got a step closer this weekend. Went out at did 17. Ran along the BNSF train route all the way to Lagrange and back. Def not easy but felt pretty good!

APR
7

Hit a personal best in the 10k and 10 mile distances today! Was at the Chicago Lakefront 10 miler. Was a great course along the lakefront which ended running up a hill .

World Autism day (and month)!

MAR
24

Ran the Shamrock Shuffle with Dad today! Over 21k people and was a fast course . Beat my time from last year by over 7 min. Spring is here and miles are going up !

FEB
17

Had a real fun time running the "Miles Per Hour" race at the Chicago auto show! Got to do it with Bob Packo and Fred Mazurski which made it extra fun. Winter training is going well. Getting the miles in and prepping for when the fun really starts!

JAN
30

16.3 Miles! Longest run to date. Wanted to see if I could get within 10 miles of the full marathon distance and mission accomplished! Now time to work on the speed!

JAN
17

Well it's not Florida but tossed on a hat and gloves and got a 10k in on my lunch break . Felt good and not as cold as one would expect!

DEC
31

Had to end the year strong and I have extra motivation from all of you! It was really hard but PRd my 10k time and hit an average pace under 9 min a mile! Have a happy and safe new years eve all!

DEC
25

Merry Christmas all! Hope everyone enjoys this special day! I still can't get over how humbled I am because of everyone's help with this fundraising and supporting my running! I wanted to get one in today but Santa had other plans! Merry Xmas all!

DEC
21

Had the day off so helped clean. Needed to get a run in do did my favorite loop st Waterfall Glen! My buddy Bob and I hit new PRs for the 9.3 mile loop!

DEC
15

Was really happy with this pace. Pretty much the fastest I've ran for that long. Want this pace for the 26.2. lots of work ahead but doable!

DEC
10

Sunday Runday . Half Marathon at a slower pace.

DEC
8

Did a solid sub 9:30 per mile during lunch today!

DEC
7

Matthew and I

Matthew!

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