On January 8th and 9th, 2011, partner Rob Rausch participated in the Goofy Challenge – the Disney Half Marathon on Saturday, followed by the full Disney Marathon on Sunday, for a total of 39.3 miles. Over 25,000 athletes participated in the half marathon and 17,500 run the full, but only 6,000 ran the entire Goofy Challenge . Despite the challenge of the additional miles, Rob finished both races healthy and strong, and considers it his favorite marathon so far. This was Rob’s fifth marathon.
Rob participated in the race with Team in Training, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and personally raised nearly $3,000. The 1100 TNT members participating in the race collectively raised over $4 million for the cause. Anyone wishing to support this cause may still do so at the following site: