Running New York Again!

By Alessandra Perna

I first ran NY in 2005 and I am thrilled at the prospect of doing it again! This time together with the amazing Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation team - it's going to be awesome!

I love to run and I love a challenge. Running a marathon again is something I've wanted to do for a while. Following a serious knee injury I spent most of last year in rehabilitation and wasn't able to run for several months. I missed it like crazy and when this opportunity came up I felt like it was just meant to be!

And what's even better is that I'm not only running it for me this time - there is a stronger purpose.
As an early childhood educator having worked in disadvantaged communities both in Australia and internationally, I know how important physical activity is for a child's overall development and wellbeing. I also know how strongly the practice of sport can positively influence not only individual children but entire communities. And I believe that every child should be allowed the chance to live a healthy and happy life and to follow their dreams.

I am running for the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation in support of their mission to develop spaces and programs that will give even the most disadvantaged children access to a wide range of sports and with it a chance to succeed.

Please help me help them and let's bring it on New York!!

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From Anila
Anonymous 2018-04-11 09:31:41
Victor Matveev 2018-03-12 11:17:22
Happy Birthday superstar!
Elle Finos 2018-03-08 17:35:43
We admire your efforts and energy Alessandra. Brian Judi
Brian Hill 2018-03-07 15:08:00
Maria Moody 2018-03-07 14:48:56
From the crazy Irish guy!
Anonymous 2018-02-11 10:54:43
Hampstead Preschool Kids!
Anonymous 2018-02-11 10:51:12
Congrats Ali!
David Harrington 2017-12-04 11:06:36
Good luck Alessandra! Was happy to see you thanks for visiting
Victor Matveev 2017-12-04 09:01:52
I know you can do it! Take it easy with the partying before.
Francis Ennis 2017-10-29 21:39:25
Kids Fair!
Anonymous 2017-10-15 20:29:19
From Brian Judi
Brian Hill 2017-10-11 16:22:27
Anonymous 2017-10-09 19:11:16
All the best Alessandra.
James Smyth 2017-10-06 08:41:57
Olive Oil Runs New York!
Anonymous 2017-10-05 07:50:52
Anonymous 2017-10-04 11:58:03
Anonymous 2017-09-20 16:40:07
Amazing effort! Brava!
Stef Land 2017-09-19 21:55:18
'Breakfast at The Richmond ' fundraiser proceeds
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Cinzia Gloekler 2017-09-09 09:37:55
Movie night proceeds
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