What Does Running Have To Do With Raising Money For A Cause?

I never understood what running a marathon had to with raising money for charity. I felt it was a convenient partnership laid upon terrific marketing.

Nevertheless, When I signed up for a charity marathon in April benefiting parents of special needs children, I thought I would be doing something for others. Sure, I figured I would also motivate myself to finally get in great shape and push my boundaries, but I was already familiar with the cause and I knew I could not walk away from the opportunity to help.