How the Love of Music and Alzheimer’s Connected Over 130 People Together

Tim presented the Marie-Helen guitar and we listened for hours as it was played in front of us.

 3 Total Strangers Found a Way Imagine losing your mom. Now imagine losing your mom and your partner’s mom in the same year due to Alzheimer’s. This is how I was introduced to Susan Hilger and Tim Minkkinen, owners of Tahti Guitars in Charlotte, North Carolina. We spoke on the phone for about an hour and […]

R4P Runs 104 Stories at World Trade One for the First Responders of 9/11

 Running UP the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere Every once in a while something very important comes along which enables Run4Papa to support other worthy causes and this is one of them. The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York […]

The 2016 Antarctica Marathon – 40+ mph winds, 4 seasons of weather and penguins

Preparing to run on continent #6 with my good 
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Running a Marathon at the End of the World Nervous Energy. As a veteran of nine marathons, I have experienced plenty in my racing days: showing up having not trained for London, ascending and descending 5,164 steps on the Great Wall of China, being stopped at mile 25.8 in Boston due to the bombings, running […]

2015 Chicago Marathon

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How to Run 26.2 Miles with Leg Cramps On race day, 1.7 million spectators came to watch over 45,000 runners treat themselves to a 26.2-mile tour of diverse cultures, historic buildings and residences, renowned architecture, vibrant murals and the mouth-watering scents of some of the best dining in the world. Known as a “major” in the marathon world […]

2015 Outback Marathon – Running in the Land Down Under

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Red Clay for Days and Ayers Rock as Our Backdrop When you think of Australia, what typically comes to your mind? Kangaroos. Fosters. The Crocodile Hunter. The Sydney Opera House. The Great Barrier Reef. For me, all of these iconic images stick out, but the area I want to focus on for this article is […]

Nevis Bungy Jump – Queenstown, New Zealand

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Taking a Leap of Faith from 440 Feet Above the Ground Standing in line for a roller coaster. Looking down 96 stories from the top of the Hancock building. Riding a bike along the Golden Gate Bridge. Taking off in an airplane. The mere thought of skydiving. If you love heights, I am confident all of […]

My 2014 Rio Marathon Experience

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Racing in the Rain at the Rio Marathon Considered to be one of the top-guns on the international calendar, the Rio Marathon is host to some of the world’s best athletes as they come together in a bid to soak in the atmosphere of the race as well as of the beautiful city that is […]

R4P Around the Globe

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The gauntlet has been laid down! Send us your favorite running pictures in support of R4P in your favorite races. We will continue to share photos from around the world to put a much larger face to running against dementia! [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.511958668896013.1073741837.103609926397558&type=3]

2014 Launch Video – Raising Dementia Awareness on a Global Stage

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Fifa World Cup – Running Against Dementia [youtube id=”nvhWfDOCvHU” align=”center” mode=”lazyload”] Today is the big reveal for the 2014 official campaign video! Dementia is not restricted to a single location. It is a global problem. My Goal: fund a state of the art brain imaging study to detect potential causes of dementia while people are […]

2014 R4P Boston Marathon Race & Teaser Videos

Returning to Boston for Redemption For the past 371 days, I have gone to bed and woken up thinking of solely returning back to #BostonMarathon and finishing what I started a year ago when I was stopped at mile 25.8 due to the explosions. What was it like to run the 2014 Boston Marathon? In […]

What was it like to run the 2013 & 2014 Boston Marathon?

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Boston Strong All Day Long I woke up every morning and went to bed every night thinking about what happened last year at the Boston Marathon. No matter how much I tried to write about that experience and what I saw, I just couldn’t find the words. I sat in front of my computer night […]

Papa Funeral Service and Eulogy

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Streaming Video Honoring A Living Legend To make a donation online in honor of Papa, go to: PPA Research and Education Fund (Run4Papa) To watch a recording of yesterday’s funeral service and eulogy in honor of Papa, please click: http://www.irakaufman.com/funerals/index_videoarchive.cfm?funeralid=5184 The outpouring of support in the form of phone calls, texts, and emails have been […]

Send Run4Papa to the Moon!

Send R4P to the Moon! When you run a marathon on all 7 continents to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and other related dementia awareness, what is the next challenge? IF Run4Papa gets 1,000,000 clicks by the end of the day, these five sponsors will send him to run one mile on the moon! […]

Run4Papa Moon Countdown!

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Tough Mudder – Atlanta, Georgia

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Since there was an insane amount of mud and obstacles at the‪ #toughmudderATL, so I figured why not leave the picture taking to the‪ #toughmudderteam #RunningAgainstDementia #R4Paroundtheglobe‬ http://bit.ly/1pHIj6M [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153282497007790.1073742105.121520047789&type=3]  

Rima’s Run for Epilepsy 5K – Concord Mills, NC

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Participated in the second annual Rima’s Run for Epilepsy 5K in honor of Rima and her beautiful daughter who battle this disease each and every day http://bit.ly/1pHIj6M [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.817444935014050.1073741859.103609926397558&type=3]