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Marathon Schedule

North America
January 30th-COMPLETE

Miami Marathon, Florida
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February 26th
Antarctica Marathon
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South America
March 6th
Ushuaia Marathon, Argentina
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April 10th
Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands
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North America
May 1st - COMPLETE
Bonus Marathon!!
Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH
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May 21st
Great Wall of China Marathon
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June 26th

Mt Kilimanjaro Marathon-Tanzania
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Australia - COMPLETE!!
July 3rd

Gold Coast Marathon
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Marathon Man
Cincy Business Magazine

Marathon man running for Charity
Cincinnati Enquirer

Antarctica Awaits Marathon Man
Cincinnati Enquirer

Three Runs Behind Him...4 more are Waiting
Cincinnati Enquirer

Hale to the Chief
Inspire Magazine
March / April 05

Chalk Up Another 26.2 Milestone
Cincinnati Enquirer

Local Executive Runs the World
WKRC - TV, Cincinnati

Faces in the Crowd
Sports Illustrated
April 2005

Cincinnati Magazine
May 2005

Cincinnati's marathon unique
The Cincinnati Post
May 3, 2005

In this marathon, Hale hit the Great Wall
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Joe Hale's World Tour
Runner's World Magazine
July 2005

Hale Climbs...then Runs Mt Kilimanjaro
Cincinnati Enqurer
June 29, 2005

Around the World with Marathon Man
Cincinnati Magazine
July 2005

I Ran Around the World to Say Thanks
Cincinnati Magazine

A Marathon Learning Experience
Cincinnati Enquirer

7in7on7 Raises Over A Million Dimes

Executive Re-charge: Sustaining Great Leaders

Hale extends long-running commitment
Cincinnati Enquirer

Ex-smoker now trying to smoke competition
Louisville Courier-Journal

Joe's Journal

1.12.07- Dubai Marathon

10.22.06 - Venice, Italy Marathon

6.11.06 – Easter Island Marathon

5.7.06 – Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon

4.29.06 – Kentucky Derby Marathon

4.9.06 – Ohio River Road Runners Club Marathon

2-19-06 Ft. Lauderdale’s A1A Marathon is a study in patience!

1-01-06 What a Difference a Year Makes

12-31-05 FINALLY - the year is over - and its 12 in 12 on 7!

11-14-05 11 on 7 in 11

10-17-05 10on7in10??

8-29-05 I Can't Stop

7-7-05 Top Ten Things I Learned During 7in7on7

7-3-05 Mission Complete 7in7on7

6-27-05 Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon

5-27-05 I Hit the Wall

5-16-05 Racked with Guilt...I'm Off to China

5-1-05 A Bonus Marathon!!

4-14-05 "4 Down....3 to Go"

3-06-05 "3 Down....4 to Go"

2-27-05 "2 Down....5 to Go"

2-19-05 "Off to Antarctica Today"

1-30-05 "One Down....6 to Go"

1-1-05 "What have I done??!!"

Photo Gallery

The Hale family gathers in Cincinnati as Joe Hale is honored by March of Dimes on October 29, 2005

CLICK HERE to view the "Thank You Video"

Joe's Inspiration

When my mother was diagnosed with polio a few weeks before I was born and immediately became paralyzed from the neck down, her first visitor was a representative from the March of Dimes (MOD). This volunteer provided support, and, eventually the MOD paid for her rehabilitation at Warm Springs, GA. At Warm Springs she regained use of her upper body and learned to live and function independently in a wheelchair. My first volunteer memory is pushing my mother's wheelchair down Scheller Lane in New Albany, Indiana asking neighbors for contributions to the March of Dimes.

Now, half a century later, I've been selected to chair the National Office of Volunteers for the March of Dimes. After funding the development of the polio vaccine, the MOD has refocused its efforts on research to prevent birth defects and prematurity. Since 1998 more than 2.5 million dollars has gone to local researchers and community programs.

As a way to give back to an organization that has helped so many people, including my family, I've decided to try to raise $100,000 for the MOD by running seven marathons in seven months on seven continents, beginning with the Antarctica marathon (not fun).

I'm asking you to make a contribution to the March of Dimes in support of my attempt to raise this money. My donations thus far have ranged from $50 to $10,000. I have made a personal contribution to cover many of my expenses. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Click here to make a donation to the March of Dimes in Joe Hale's name

Click here to email the March of Dimes for more information or to arrange a donation for Mr. Hale.

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