Testimony Tuesday – Melissa D

I would not have been able to do everything I did over the past several months without Team Challenge. I can now say I helped raise thousands of dollars, did hundreds of miles to train and completed a half-marathon. If you would have told me this a year ago, I would have laughed at you.

Right from the beginning the support was there for fundraising, training and prepping for race day. The relationships you build throughout the season are lifetime friendships. The fundraising is hard work, but so worth it when you see the dollars add up and know you are making a difference.

Then comes event weekend. Traveling to a new place can be a little scary, but TC has everything planned so well. You have worked so hard and now you can enjoy a few days with teammates. You get to know each other more than you thought possible…in a positive, fun way!

I had a unique race day experience. Everything you hear throughout the season, I got to experience. The sea of orange. The overwhelming support from not only your team, but from coaches across the country is one-of-a-kind. To not only have positive, fun-loving people on the course with you, but to cross that finish line being surrounded by teammates is humbling, emotional, amazing.

— with Melissa DeHaas.


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