Why I Run: Martin Fung If you know me, you know I love to run – but it was not always that way! I was motivated to join HTT back in 2008 to honor two amazing men - Ron Hirshberg and Paul A Hughes. Ronnie Continue Reading From Restaurant Nights to Shopping Parties, these businesses can help you raise funds. If you want a simple and easy way to fundraise, there are tons of national companies that want to partner with passionate people just like you. We’ve compiled a bunch of ideas, from dining to shopping, to help you reach Continue Reading Get Your Training Gear & Support the Fight Running a marathon is no small endeavor – it’s why only 1% of the world’s population has run the 26.2 mile race. Before you embark on your training regimen, you’re going to need some gear so we’ve compiled a list Continue Reading Fundraise: Host an Event to Reach Your Fundraising Goal In more than two decades of the Hirshberg Training Team, we have observed many creative ways our team members fundraise to meet their commitment. Most simply ask – via emails, social media and the like. But others, like Diana Hiller, Continue Reading Why I Run: Sarah Ballog-Smith Sarah Ballog-Smith, a loving daughter, mother and wife honors the memory of her dad Al year-round by raising money for research and participating in Hirshberg events. Her dad has been her inspiration to run the LA Marathon with the Hirshberg Continue Reading Fundraise: You Did It! Fundraising with a Post-Race Glow Congratulations, you crossed the finish line at the LA Marathon! Thank you for putting in the time, hard work and energy to make a huge difference in the battle against pancreatic cancer. We are so proud of you! The days and Continue Reading Fundraise: Tips to Get You to The Finish Line Race day is around the corner! but we are not stopping now, there is still have time to keep this fundraising momentum going. Did you know that the #1 reason Americans donated to charity was because they got “a request Continue Reading Fundraise: Fundraising Tips for the New Year Happy New Year! January is all about setting goals; everywhere you look people are talking about losing weight, getting in shape and eating healthy. Now’s the perfect time to hit your stride of training and fundraising. Here are some great Continue Reading Fundraise: Tips for December / Year End Giving December is here! Before you know it, we will be ringing in the New Year. Time flies when you are running! Go for a Christmas Day Run (or your holiday of choice) to celebrate your marathon training success to this Continue Reading Fundraise: Tips for November / PC Awareness Month November is a busy time of the year! It is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and World Pancreatic Cancer Day is coming up, and of course there is Thanksgiving. This month of giving is the perfect time to reach out to friends & family to Continue Reading Fundraise: Tips for The New Participant Welcome to the Hirshberg Training Team (HTT) and thank you for running to end pancreatic cancer! You are doing an amazing thing with double goals – a philanthropic one and a fitness one! Do you know anyone that would want Continue Reading Train: How to Drink Smart All Day Long By Shannon Colavecchio, Women's Running It's no secret that for runners, proper hydration and peak performance go hand in hand. Without sufficient fluid intake, muscles and organs are unable to function at their best. Smart hydration means more than stashing a sports Continue Reading Train: How to Push Past Those Last Few Miles Although the natural instinct is to run faster early in the race for insurance, that strategy can leave you fatigued and unable to push when it counts. A strong finish is the outcome of a wise start. Learn how to Continue Reading Train: The Positives of Negative Splits When Ronaldo da Costa broke the marathon world record at Berlin in September 1998, he justified a racing tactic I've promoted for a long time. Da Costa ran negative splits, which means he finished the second half of the race Continue Reading Train: Hill Training Running hills can help us improve our fitness level. Physically, running hills builds muscular and cardiovascular strength. Mentally, hills add a challenging touch to an advanced workout and therefore can be a good weapon against boredom. Olympic Continue Reading Train: Dress For Success, A Runner’s Guide! When it comes to running apparel the rule of thumb is to go with comfortable, breathable clothing. Here are my recommendations. Shoes: We recommend going to a specialty running store so that you run in a pair that is right for Continue Reading Train: Maximize Your Running with Interval Walk Breaks I must admit when I heard about taking walk breaks on a long run and even in a marathon, I was not crazy about the idea. I had finished many long runs and several marathons by running the complete distance. Continue Reading Why I Run: Jonathan Moerschel I came to understand the devastating and tragic effects of pancreatic cancer when my first wife, Eugenie, lost her brave battle with the disease in 2003. She was a wonderful pianist, and was finishing up her Doctorate of Music Arts Continue Reading Why I Run: Nicole Walsh My dad is the kind of person who takes care of his family and friends first. On July 23, 2012 he was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma and started treatment three weeks later. I felt a little helpless not being Continue Reading Why I Run: Adam Pollack On March 9, I was joined by thousands of fellow runners at the LA Marathon to do something big: run a marathon. We were all there with different goals in mind: to win, to complete the distance, and others to Continue Reading Why I Run: Alicia Easter When I decided to join the crazy club of people who run marathons, I thought, "why not run in my new hometown of Los Angeles?" At first I didn't realize that the LA Marathon was on my mother's birthday weekend, Continue Reading Train: Running in the Rain When wet weather is in the forecast, use this weather condition as an opportunity to properly prepare yourself for your race goal. We never know what the weather is going to be on race day, so the more familiar we Continue Reading