Team for Kids Blog

Hail the Under Dog

March 09, 2014 by Coach Gail

As you head into your last week before the NYC Half, do yourself a favor and watch the You Tube of Olympian Billy Mills winning the 1964 Olympic Games 10K.  (billy mills 10000 meter gold medal final). It will have you up on your feet cheering for this underdog.

Mills, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, was born in 1938 and grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His father had a vision when Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Banana Man

August 20, 2013 by TFK Guest blogger Andrew Horn

Greetings from Banana Man... I’m the guy running around Cincinnati, Ohio in a banana suit for Team for Kids.  While it's just one part of my fundraising efforts, it's definitely the most fun! When I signed up to run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon with TFK, my first step was to create a blog that told my story of just how goofy I can be. Creating and managing has been an awesome Read More

Categories: Human Interest

My First Marathon

August 14, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

As I run with our TFK members who are anxiously looking forward to their first marathon, I find myself reflecting on my first marathon and all the mistakes I made but had a ball doing it. It was 1992 and I trained and ran it with my best friend. We didn’t know a thing about training, but did our long runs religiously every weekend, talking our way through 10-milers, 15 milers, 18-milers and building up Read More

Categories: Human Interest

What men talk about on the run

August 09, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

Guest Blogger Joe Kolinsky

I was once told that the marathon is a “long, tedious conversation with yourself.” I’ve found that to be true. I’ve been running since 2005, and I joined Team for Kids in 2007.  This is my 3rd year as a mentor, trying to help first time marathoners get to the finish line.  I’ve been to a large number of team practices of all different distances, and based on this experience I can Read More

Categories: Human Interest

What women talk about on the run

August 09, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

One of the things I love most about running with my girlfriends is the conversations we have. When running for two plus hours, we need to have stimulating conversations! No topic is sacred. Husbands, children, significant others, sex, religion, politics, and rock and roll. (The 60s and early 70s had the best music ever!)
I have no idea what guys talk about on their long runs but I would wager a bet it doesn’t come Read More

Categories: Human Interest


August 08, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

Guest Blogger Wilna Irizarry

If you had told me when I was 15 years that in 15 years I would be a marathoner, I would have laughed in your face.Back then I was an overweight teen spending most of my time in front of a TV and/or on the couch doing homework.   In an effort to become healthy and attractive to others, I tried all the fad diets and extreme weight loss techniques out there (remember Read More

Categories: Human Interest