NYRR: Allow Mr Bubbles to Participate in the NYC Marathon
Mr Bubbles has joined me in just about every running event or challenge that I have done. I have carried him in memory of my mother and will continue to do so. I am registered for the ING NYC Marathon on November 3rd and have decided that it wouldn't feel right without my giant teddy bear. My goal is to raise $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. If that happens, I will carry Mr Bubbles with me for the entire 26.2 miles that is the ING NYC Marathon.
Unfortunately, after the Boston Marathon tragedy, officials are cracking down on security. This means heightened security, and no "props", i.e. Mr Bubbles. (https://www.facebook.com/BadAssMrBubbles)
It has been over a year now since I originally had the idea to run with Mr Bubbles. I have been training every week with weight and distances in order to complete this feat. Last year got rained out, and it looks like this year I may again be denied my chance at attempting to carry Mr Bubbles through the NYC Marathon.
This petition is to show race officials that I am serious about this. I am willing to let them inspect Mr Bubbles, inside an out, prior to the race to ensure he is safe. I am hoping to use this petition as proof that I am just trying to show people that there is always a way to put a smile on someone's face. That anything is possible, and that everything can be made fun.
In the spring of 2013 Bubbs participated in the Run To Home Base with my girlfriend and me. Together, we helped raise over $3000 for returning soldiers with PTSD. We decided that Mr Bubbles was a great way to help raise money for that and chose to carry on the tradition. So far we are up to over $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.crowdrise.com/Bubbles2013/fundraiser/tylerdanielson)
I ask you, please show your support in getting Mr Bubbles to the Marathon. Sign my petition, share it, and spread the word. Every bit helps.
Tyler, Shanie, and Mr Bubbles <3