The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is not just about ONE story – it’s thousands of stories. Read Lindsay Dolce’s ALZ Stars marathon runner spotlight below!
Where are you from?
Is this your first marathon?
I ran my first marathon in Chicago in 2011. This will be my 4th full marathon!
What do you do when you’re not training for a marathon?
I work for a nonprofit that places AmeriCorps members in classrooms to support literacy and math instruction for kids who are struggling to become proficient.
Why are you running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the Alzheimer’s Association ALZ Stars team?
My Dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2015 and it has impacted my entire family. He is the proverbial strong Dad and all of us have had to wrestle with our sadness, anger and other emotions related to this nondiscriminatory condition. Since then I have met so many people who have this shared experience and the opportunity to use my love of running to fuel fundraising for research that helps end Alzheimers and dementia-related diseases just makes sense.
Is there a “go to” song that gets you moving?
Fireball by Pitbull is such a fun song!
Do you have any training tips you can share?
My training tip would be to put in the miles before the race. It starts to get old running so many miles but on race day all those miles pay huge dividends!
What’s your pre-race meal or snack?
I am a toast with natural peanut butter gal!
For information on how you can get involved with ALZ Stars or to make a donation to the team, click here!