October 31, 2021 Fundraising Two-Person Marathon for LBWC Charities

On Halloween morning, let's come out and cheer, honk and wave as the two-person marathon team runs through Lake Barcroft for your donations to support LBWC charities!

On Sunday, October 31 starting at 9 a.m., Tom Sharp will be running a marathon pushing mobility-challenged George Mason University student Briana Rachel for 26 miles through Lake Barcroft to help raise funds for the Woman's Club charities!

LBWC Vice President (Fundraising) Jennifer Beggs will be broadcasting the marathon LIVE ON ZOOM to keep you abreast of Tom and Briana's whereabouts so you, your neighbors, and any ghosts and goblins that you can round up can come out and cheer, honk and wave as Tom and Briana go by.

⁠While the marathon is a fundraiser for the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club charities, it is also a rare gift for a mobility-challenged individual to participate as a "rider-athlete" in a marathon! Tom runs full 26-mile marathons multiple times a year, pushing a "rider-athlete" in a specially designed wheelchair. He finds joy in enabling a person who needs assistance to participate in an endurance event. Tom was planning to push Briana Rachel in this year's Marine Corps Marathon before it was cancelled. Both Tom and Briana were devastated that the race was cancelled.

Tom says he couldn't let Briana miss this opportunity to participate in a marathon, so he decided to run a "virtual marathon" here in Lake Barcroft for your donations to the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club charities. Tom runs these two-person marathons to raise awareness of athletes pairing with disabled individuals for the purpose of inclusion, because everyone should have an opportunity to participate in athletics and experience the joy of crossing a finish line.

⁠Let's show Tom and Briana that our Lake Barcroft marathon event can rally a loud cheering crowd to spur them on to the finish line on Sunday, October 31.

  2. Click here TO PRINT THE MARATHON ROUTE. Join for a block or a few miles -- Run, Walk or Bike along with Tom and Briana!

⁠To make your tax-deductible donation to support the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club charities:

  • BY CREDIT CARD through the website: NOTE TO LBWC MEMBERS: You can donate below either by logging in first or continuing as a guest. Logging in allows the donation to be shown as a transaction in your lbwc.member.buzz account when it is submitted. A donation made as a guest will not appear in your account.
    1. Enter the quantity next to the dollar amount you would like to donate below. If your desired amount is not listed, select a combination that will total to your desired amount. For example, for a donation of $35, you would enter a quantity of "1" for the "$15 donation" and "1" for the "$20 donation". The total will be shown at Checkout.
    2. Click "Continue" and the Checkout page appears.
    3. Enter your Name, Email and credit card information and click "Complete" to submit your donation to the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club.
    4. A receipt will be emailed automatically to you from "notification@lbwc.member.buzz". Please check your Spam/Junk folder for the email. Keep this receipt for your records.
  • BY CASH or CHECK PAYABLE TO "LBWC", please contact LBWC Treasurer here for details.⁠

The Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club appreciates your donations for the selected local charities and support of this unique marathon. The 2021-2022 charities are Haven of Northern Virginia, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, New Hope Housing, Bailey's Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, The Campagna Center, and the Justice High School Scholarship Fund.

We also thank Tom Sharp for running this marathon to help the Woman's Club raise money for its charities. 

⁠Click here for more about this marathon and Tom Sharp's connection to Lake Barcroft.

⁠ Fundraising Questions? Contact Jennifer Beggs 

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