I’ve been running for about 15 years. I’ve run five marathons including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Marine Corps. I have have always wanted to run the New York City Marathon, but as most runners know, it can be difficult to get in.
This year I have the opportunity to run my first marathon in NYC supporting IASF! I strongly believe an active lifestyle (especially running!) is directly correlated to your health and happiness. I am passionate about fitness and I have completed the Chicago Rock and Roll half marathon.
Hi Friends! It is Jackie Courtesis and I am beyond excited to announce that I am running the NYC Marathon with the Italian American Sports Foundation. As a 2nd generation Italian American and a New Yorker, there is no better organization to run for, nor no better city to run my first marathon in!
Ciao! If you are reading this it is because you want to make a difference and together we can. The funds raised here for the Italian American Sport Foundation will go toward the purchase of prosthetic limbs for young athletes who otherwise would not be able to train and compete.
My name is Melissa Giammichele. I currently live in Indianapolis, IN where I work full time at a commercial real estate company and also dance for the Indiana Pacemates (Pacers). In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends and go on long runs.