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Team In Training Page for Len Burns

Racing to Save Lives

My new running partner Jenn and I ran the Santa Cruz Wharf to Wharf (a six mile race) in July and had an absolute blast (see larger picture below)! We had so much fun in fact, that I decided to dive in head first! Rumors are now circulating amongst my circle of friends and relatives. Some speak of my discipline because I often am returning from my morning run at about the time they are struggling out of bed. Others whisper amongst themselves that I have finally snapped, and completely taken leave of my senses. Why, you wonder? Because I am training to do something I have wanted to do for some time now, run a marathon!

Now it is off to Honolulu with Team in Training to run the Honolulu Marathon in December to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for a cause very near and dear to me, fighting cancer. As many of you know, cancer nearly put an end to my life and took my vision at an early age. Although I have been symptom free for many years, a day does not pass when cancer does not color my thoughts. I know no better celebration of my life than taking my running to a whole new level, while at the same time raising money to move us closer to a day when we can discuss cancer in the past tense.

Your support in sending me on my endeavor to Honolulu would be sincerely appreciated. To make a tax deductible contribution to my journey please use the form on this page (see form to the right). At least 75% of your contribution goes directly to the fight against cancer, and the rest goes to my expenses. Every dollar above $3,400 that I collect makes that 75% go up! All donations will be processed securely via, and you may use your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

You can now purchase t-shirts and other merchandise to support our cause!!!

You can also communicate with me, sign up to receive updates on our adventure, or get monthly reminders by visiting my contact form.


See our amazing article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel! It has been republished far and wide!

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Len and Jenn at Wharf to Wharf 2005
photo provided courtesy of the Santa Cruz Sentinel

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