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The Run of a Lifetime, Lee’s Run for Grandma Harriett

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How far would you go for your loved ones?

For Lee Thornquist, the magic number is a little over 1,100 – the distance of Lake Michigan.

And his goal is to hit it in 36 days, running roughly 31 miles a day. The 27 year old is always trying to challenge himself, with his starting and ending points being Chicago.

“So I started on the lake front path in Chicago at this place called Theater On The Lake, and started heading north,” said Thornquist.

And to the average person, this sounds crazy. But the underlying reason runs far deeper than we will ever understand. This inspiring journey is all in honor of his late grandma, who passed away in September 2020 after living with Alzheimer’s dementia for 13 years. Lee has partnered up with the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness for the incurable disease and to fundraise for a cure.

“I think she’d be proud overall, definitely think I’m a little bit crazy, but I think she’d be proud and supportive and tried to have met me at some point along the way,” Lee said when talking about what she might have thought about him doing all of this.

Each day, he’s lacing up his running shoes and heading for the finish line! To see how far Lee has ran already, you can follow his progress on a live tracker !

If you’re interested in learning more about Lee’s incredible journey, being a partner/sponsor, running with Lee, or have an overnight parking idea visit .