Final Count-Down Half Marathon Tips

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The final days leading up to a race are always the most stressful, so the awesome squad at Positive Tracks has aspeter gked me to share a few tips and notes on my routine leading up to a race. These are hopefully applicable to anyone, regardless of

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Peace: The Ultimate Goal

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When Oren Lieber-Kotz entered his freshman year at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, everything felt unfamiliar, so the competitive swimmer decided to try a new sport as well. When he tried ultimate frisbee, he was hooked—on the fast-paced, nonstop, no-contact sport and on its positive culture as well. Immediately, Oren started making good friends. While watching a

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Alex LeClair: Kicking Ask!

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GOING BIG TO GIVE ALZHEIMER’S THE BOOT: “It’s all about asking, and asking with confidence,” says Alex LeClair. The senior at the University of Vermont is Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Service for his fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike). He’s talking on the phone while huddled under an electric blanket in his barely heated apartment. That

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Pomona-Pitzer’s Greater Goals Campaign

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By Positive Tracks SWB Ambassador, Nadia Alaiyan, January 12,2016 

Nadia’s story originally appeared on the blog of our charity partner, Soccer Without Borders. 

In August of 2012, I had my first experience with Soccer Without Borders. I volunteered at a week long camp in Oakland, California, helping coach and organize activities for children ages 5-10.  I

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Maryland Team Turns Rivalry Into Impact

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This story originally appeared on the blog of our charity partner, Soccer Without Borders. 

Just three miles apart, every year Walt Whitman High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase face off in the “Battle of Bethesda” between the two schools’ soccer teams. This year, the girls’ soccer JV and Varsity teams channeled their passion for this rivalry

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Sydney Paul: Super Fan to Super Fabulous

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On a typical fall day in 2014, high school freshman Sydney Paul was at home in Wellesley, MA, watching Grey’s Anatomy on TV with a friend, both of them admiring one of their favorite actors. Shortly afterwards, they saw an ad on Facebook for the 2014 Dempsey Challenge, an event featuring McDreamy himself and benefiting

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…Totally Worth It

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Norris Cotton Cancer Center Team Photo

Running a half-marathon for cancer research was one of the coolest moments of my life; even though I injured myself 3 weeks before the event shoveling mulch. I willed myself to the starting line anyway. It was easy to ask my friends, tennis team and family to make donations

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Trail Magic: Jesse Ross Hikes The AT

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People Are Good.

Positive Tracker Jesse Ross and his two hiking buddies found themselves repeating that as they hiked the Appalachian Trail last summer. All three were overwhelmed with acts of kindness and generosity – both small and large – and from total strangers along the entire 2,185-mile journey. Jesse had taken the spring term off from

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Youth Ambassador Voices

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We talk about how we help youth get active and give back, and we swear on our sweaty t-shirts it’s all true. BUT, if you want to understand how Positive Tracks actually empowers youth, there’s nothing better than hearing it straight from the source. If you have 7 minutes to spare, we hope you will check

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Mother Nature’s Grand Moment

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Trip Report from Big City Mountaineers’ Summit for Someone up the Grand Teton

Positive Tracker and Youth Ambassador Board member Kate Dumanian recently returned from Wyoming where she participated in a Summit for Someone Climb to raise money for Big City Mountaineers. Although Kate’s climbing group, led by Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, was unable to summit due

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