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Meet Team EKF’s Jarett Poliner

Meet Jarett Poliner

Jarett Poliner has joined Team EKF for the first time to run in the TCS New York City Marathon this year! We are thrilled to introduce our amazing runners, including Jarett, to our community., We hope you enjoy getting to know them during their journey to 26.2 miles around NYC and as they raise funds to support our mission!

What inspired you to run the TCS New York City Marathon this year?
It has always been a dream of mine to run the New York Marathon, and after researching different charity organizations I could run it with, I felt even more excited at the prospect of running with team EKF.

Have you ever run in a marathon before?

I have actually run an Ultra Marathon (100 miles in 24 hours) but have never run an official Marathon. I was registered for the Big Sur marathon in 2020 but it was canceled due to COVID- 19.

Why do you want to run with Team EKF and raise funds for our mission? 

After doing my research into different charity organizations, I believe the mission of Team EKF is worth committing to as I feel strongly about the cause of aiding impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the child life community. I’ve seen how harsh healthcare can be for a child, and I’m honored to be able to play a small role in correcting that truth.

What is a fun fact about you?

A fun fact is that I used to be a Division I NCAA Fencer in college!

If you had to give people one piece of advice, related to anything, what would it be?
The most widely applicable advice I can think of is: You can’t get to point B before knowing where point A is, and baby steps turn into huge leaps.

We are so grateful to Jarett for his dedication to enCourage Kids and we cannot wait to cheer him on during the marathon on November 7th! If you want to support Jarett in his fundraising, you can visit: https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/fundraisers/038777b082326eb2486a

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