2015 Chicago Marathon


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


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


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

Ready to run 26.2

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


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!

2014 Launch Video – Raising Dementia Awareness on a Global Stage


Fifa World Cup – Running Against Dementia 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 ALIVE. The Purpose: detection […]

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?


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


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 […]

Tough Mudder – Atlanta, Georgia


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  

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


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  

Strongsville 5K – Strongsville, OH


Easily on the best organized 5K’s I have had the pleasure of running! With cool temperatures and race splits at each mile, the Strongsville 5K lived up to it’s name! http://bit.ly/1pHIj6M

2015 Hot Chocolate 15K – Dallas, Texas


Quite likely the most chocolate-y race I have eve been a part of! Between the marshmallows, chocolate candies, hot chocolate and whiskey, this 15K race was extremely fun and unusually high in calorie content! http://bit.ly/1pHIj6M

2015 Charleston Half Marthon


4,300 people from 49 states showed up to run in the Palmetto State! This marked R4P’s 14th state in which we continue to #R4Paroundtheglobe #RunningAgainstDementia http://bit.ly/1pHIj6M    

Run4Papa Around The Globe – Volume II


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! #R4Paroundtheglobe #RunningAgainstDementia http://bit.ly/1pHIj6M