New Times senior writer Ed Griffin-Nolan tackles his 10th marathon on Nov. 4, when he heads to the New York City Marathon. But this time he’s not attempting to post a qualifying time for the storied Boston Marathon (he’s been there, done that); instead, he’s aiming at a higher goal: fundraising for Covenant House.
The New York City-based nonprofit seeks to “serve the suffering children of the street.” Griffin-Nolan worked there for a time in the mid-1980s, so he’s especially connected to Covenant House’s mission. As for training for, and then running, the 26.2-mile race that wends through all five boroughs of the City, including his native Staten Island, he shrugged. “With a marathon, you know it’s going to be over, and you’ll eventually feel better. What some children around the world go through is just endless.”
To help his cause, you can send a check to Ed Griffin-Nolan, c/o
Syracuse New Times, 1415 W. Genesee St. 13204; or visit his Facebook
page to find a link to Covenant House.