After finishing the 2016 Antarctica marathon, in the frozen tundra accompanied by penguins, seals, whales and floating glaciers, Jason Boschan has set his 2017 goals even higher this year where he has kicked off his 10 for 10: 10 half marathons in 10 different states.
“This is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience that starts and finishes at bucolic Doukenie Winery,” said Boschan. “I am excited to run past vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. For me, this race weekend was a no brainer on the list of 10 Run4Papa race destinations this year.”
It all started as he watched his grandfather struggle with dementia, and that was all of the motivation Boschan needed to begin an arduous journey to, not only finish a marathon, but to run a marathon on each of Earth’s seven continents.
The experience initially motivated Boschan to run the 2010 New York City Marathon in honor of his grandfather. It was during that race Boschan’s “Run4Papa” fundraising concept was conceived and evolved into a journey to “Run Against Dementia.”
Boschan partnered with Northwestern University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center in 2010 with a goal to raise funds and awareness to fight the vicious disease. “I will continue to run races all over the world in honor of my “Papa” and everyone who is battling or has lost loved ones to this vicious disease,” he said. “I won’t stop until a cure is found. More than $200,000 has been raised to date, and 100% of every contribution goes to fund dementia research.”
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