Jack's Marathon Team 2017
Team News and Coach's Training Video 

In This Newsletter ...
Dear Team:
Countdown begins ... 7 weeks to the Berlin Marathon and 9 weeks until Chicago.

Newsletters will be packed with information, updates and action items.

Team Dinner invites go out in a few weeks. JMT members are free / family and friends are welcome, but must be paid in advance ($25 each). 

MCM runners, we need to know where you're staying so we can book a conveniently located restaurant for the team dinner - please message us with your hotel info. 

1.  Coaching Videos  
- Chicago (week 14) 
- MCM (week 12) 
- NYC (week 10)   
2.  WHY WE RUN - Sam (NYC Marathon)

3.  FAMILY SHIRTS - Order form attached 

4.  BACM - Corral assignments

5.  MCM - Hotel information, bib mail out option and more

6.  NYC - Baggage and Transportation - Action required

7.  Bibs available for Marine Corps Marathon (expire 9.1.17) 

Thank you all ... for all you do.

Marathon Dir. 
Marathon Coordinator 
Team Coach
Coach Everett's Training Videos
Week 14-19 SHARPENING PHASE begins  



Half-way there!


Long runs increase

Nail Down Your Fuel Plan 

Why We Run:  your story matters!
SAM (Alumni/JMT-NYC)

"Well, 2017 marks a half century of existence on this planet for me.In thinking of a meaningful way to celebrate and validate my existence, I have signed up for my 5th NYC Marathon and will be running under the banner of Jack's Marathon Team (see below for more about them).

Why Jack's Team?  Because they help raise awareness and help fund research about malignant melanoma.

I am here today because I was given the awareness early on in my life that if a mole did something strange you should get it checked out.  That is what I did in 1996 and it most likely saved my life.  Nothing is more shocking than to have your name and the word cancer put into the same sentence, especially when you are in your mid 20's."

Read more
Team News

Family Shirts
Gildan long-sleeve cotton blend
$10 / eac h (pick up at Expo Booth)
$12 / ship to your house


Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Jack's Marathon Team Pre and Post Marathon gathering point is the Congress Hotel ... only a few blocks away from the start line.

Start corral placement:
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon proudly stands out as a race that welcomes elite runners and debut marathoners alike. The wave and start corral process offers a more optimal race day experience for all runners. Preliminary assignments can be viewed now on the 2017 Runner status page. Learn more about start corrals on our website.
Important start corral dates:
Tuesday, August 15 (5 p.m. U.S. Central Time): Deadline to update or request a change to your start corral assignment.
Tuesday, August 22: Final corral assignments will be posted.

Runner Status

Start Corrals
Marine Corps Marathon

ACTION ITEM:  Please message us with the name and location of your hotel ... we need this information so we can pick a conveniently located restaurant for the team dinner. 

BIB MAIL OUT OPTION: As a convenience for MCM & MCM10K runners who are unable to attend Packet Pick-up on October 20-21, 2017 at the MCM Health & Fitness Expo, the 42nd MCM is introducing a very limited bib mail-out program.

Marine Corps Marathon

If you know of anyone interested in running a marathon this fall ... we have a few open bibs for the Marine Corps Marathons.

9.01.17 - Last day to sign-up with Jack's Team

Details:   Jack's Marathon Teams


Baggage and transportation options for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will open tomorrow, July 11, 2017, at 12:00 noon ET. Options fill on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend that runners make their selections as soon as possible.  
Starting at noon tomorrow, runners may review their options, and log in to their My NYRR account to make their selections. (Note: only runners who are registered for the TCS New York City Marathon in My NYRR may make these selections.) 

Review the baggage options here. A quick note on baggage: On race day, runners must leave Central Park via the exit that corresponds to their baggage option. If a runner chooses the bag-check option, we will not order him/her a poncho, and he/she will not be able to claim one after completing the race, even if he/she decides not to check a bag after all.   
Review the transportation options here. A quick note on transportation: If a runner does not want official TCS New York City Marathon transportation to the start, he/she should select "I do not need transportation."
Fundraising Tips and Ideas
"HI MOM!" 
** using video raises 5.7 percent more **

Lemonade Stand
JMT-Chi: Melissa Trupia - "The kids worked it this afternoon and raised $140 in less than 2 hours from our generous neighbors"

Cocktails for a Cause 
JMT-Chicago:  Sandy Voyles Straley, Kim Hooper Paulding and Cathy Bobbe from Utah had a super fun time at their Cocktails for a Cause, raising over $1500 in honor of Kim's dad - Dan 'Hoop' Hooper. The party was held to celebrate Sandy's birthday.

Bags Tournament 
A few year ago, a JMT runner held a bags tournament at one of the favorite neighborhood pubs ... raised over $2000.   
Raise $1000 in 11 days
DAY 1: Donate $100 to your own page
DAY 2: Ask your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband for $100
DAY 3: Ask your nicest brother or sister for $50
DAY 4: Ask 6 friends for $25 each
DAY 5: Ask 5 acquaintances for $25
DAY 6: Ask both of your neighbors for $25
DAY 7: Ask 4 relatives for $50
DAY 8: Ask your boss for $100
DAY 9: Ask 4 people you work with for $25
DAY 10: Rest for a day
DAY 11: Ask an old teacher for $25

Give It Up 
To demonstrate how the smallest donation can make a difference, ask fundraisers to give up a daily beverage or meal and donate the money to a worthwhile cause instead. Intensify the appeal by asking supporters to participate for a certain number of days or encouraging them to meet a personal goal.     
Free Skin Screening  
Ask your dermatologist to volunteer two hours to conduct a free skin screening. 

Many docs are more than happy to give their time as long as you take care of all the details and promotions. Set it up at your health club or with your local swim team.  Any donations will go toward your marathon fundraiser to help fight melanoma!
ResourcesAwareness Events
Sample Emails 
Sample emails to get you started ...Your personal story is always best.  

"I am excited to share with you that I have chosen to run the (Marathon Name)
on (Race Date) 2017 to support The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund.  By joining Jack's Team, I have committed to raising (Goal Amount) to help fight melanoma ..."
Channel Your Inner Master Chef 
A nod to cooking reality TV,
try rounding up supporters and foodies around a friendly culinary competition.
Contestants create their best dishes with a specific ingredient,
or other criteria, and people pay to taste and cast their votes.
This works well for celebrations around July 4th.
- Rib Fest
- Cupcake bake off
- Apple Pie
- Baked Beans
Employer Match
A great way to meet your fundraising goal is through employer matching grants.   
Many employers are happy to match or double match a donation.   
Check with your employer or anyone who has already donated to your efforts.
Jack's Fund is a 501c3 charity #20-1363653 


Most links can be found on the Jack's Fund Website. 
Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund 
| 501c3 Charity | EIN 20-1363653 | Jacksfund.org |  info@jacksfund.org  | 708-205-5692 |