Run, Shamrock. Run!

On March 17th 2013, I will attempt to break a Guinness World Record at the LA Marathon. Since this will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, I will be completing the race dressed as the world famous Shamrock Shake!

I chose the Shamrock Shake for another important reason… In 1974, proceeds from Shamrock Shake sales funded the world’s first Ronald McDonald House! For more than 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has been providing a home-away-from-home for families with seriously ill children.

Here is what I’m going to do:

1. Attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Dairy Product

2. Drink a Shamrock Shake a day, up until the marathon (I’ll start as soon as I can find one!)

3. Eat only McDonald’s (once I start drinking the shakes) up until the marathon. Non-McDonald’s water, PowerGel, multivitamin and ibuprofen will be allowed (c’mon, I’m a runner)

4. Get back in marathon shape

5. Stay married. Remain #1 dad to my girl. Convince my family I’m not crazy.

6. Raise as much money as I can for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

7. Have fun!


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4 Responses to Run, Shamrock. Run!

  1. heather bagan says:

    Best wishes to you! I’ll be on the lookout for you in LA.

  2. Travis says:

    I look forward to reading the build up posts to the marathon.
    Good luck!

  3. cousin mary says:

    Oh, Joey, Joey, Joey!!! I am very proud of things you have done for your favorite cause, but this could be potentionaly embarrasing to those of us in your family. Therefore, all further donations i make will be under an assumed name. I AM KIDDING of course, this adventure will make for a fun following and i know that you will not let anyone down (especially that cute little Claire). I will proudly have my name placed anywhere McRunner goes and in what ever fashion he intends to wear.

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