Marriage Marathon (Celebrating 20 years!)

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One week from today Brian and I will be headed to Greece!  On November 10th we will be running the Athens Classic Marathon!

This summer we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  We are blessed beyond words by the Lord’s gift of marriage and we like to celebrate that 🙂  Fifteen years ago we started a tradition to take an anniversary trip every five years.  We have celebrated our “fives” in Colorado, Alaska and St Thomas.  Three years ago we started the adventure of long distance running.  Since that time we have run two half marathons and two full marathons (San Antonio & Pittsburgh pictured here).  We thought it would be awesome to combine these two things and run a marathon during our 20th anniversary celebration.  We chose Athens, Greece and the site of the first original marathon!

We would like to invite other married couples to “join” us on our run and celebration.  While running on Nov 10th we plan to pray for a different married couple each mile.  That would be 26 couples!  We desire to pray the Lord’s blessing on these couples and give thanks for the blessing He has given to us.  Would you and your spouse like to be one of our 26?  We would love to have you join us in this way!

Here is what to do:

1. Send us word “Add us to your marathon prayer list!”  You can do so through a comment on the blog, on FaceBook, on twitter or on Instagram.

2. If you have a special mile number you would like us to pray for you and your spouse on, be sure to include that info.  Maybe your anniversary is on the 10th so you would like us to pray for you on mile 10…  We will try to honor your mile request!

3. On November 10th post a picture of your wedding day on Facebook, twitter or Instagram and tell one thing you love about marriage.  Be sure to tag us in someway so we can see your post.

May the Lord bless marriage and keep those anniversary celebrations coming! 🙂
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13 Responses
  1. Shelly Perkowski says:

    “Add us to your marathon prayer list!” 🙂

    Such an exciting run for you and Brian to do together! You two are such a blessing to others! Love you both! Enjoy your time in Greece!

    I’ll privately message you some things going on in our life.

    Shelly (& Jake) Perkowski

  2. Allison Byxbe says:

    The Byxbes would love to be added to your marathon prayer list! What a creative idea. Our anniversary is May 22; could we “reserve” the 22nd mile of prayer? Y’all are awesome 🙂

  3. Alli says:

    Pick me!! Pick me!!
    Y’all are inspiring!! I celebrated 20 years this summer, since I caught the bouquet- and got engaged the next month, and in December it will be 20 years for me and Greg. So how about wonderful mile 20 you pray for us!! I just looked at the Athens Marathon site. What fun is going to be had next week!! We are so excited for you!

  4. Judy says:

    Can we have prayer on mile #8??

    And we are going to partner with you by praying for YOUR marriage on Nov 10.

    Whoot Whoot! Cheering you guys on!

  5. Michael & Beth Johnson says:

    Please add us to your marathon prayer list!


  6. Susan says:

    Jorge and I were married 3-23-96. So how about mile 23? We would be so humbled to be included in your journey. Such a creative use of your time! May the Lord bless you with safe travels and healthy feet 🙂

  7. Lisa says:

    What a fantastic idea- Please add us to your prayer list! Your wife is probably wondering who I am- I went to high school with Brian, we were in band together. My husband and I are both runners, too. We will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in January so can we have mile 15?

  8. Alan says:

    Add Michelle and I for mile #9 since November 6th will be our 9th anniversary.

  9. Leanne Skoloda says:

    Please add us to your prayer list! Sounds amazing, you guys rock! Please pray for us on mile 11 since we got married in 2011. Have a wonderful trip!!

  10. Leigh Ober says:

    Add the Obers please! 🙂 We are in our 10th year of marriage so could we have mile 10?
    Love y’all, will be praying for you as you run. Go Moores! Go marriage! 🙂

  11. Brealyn says:


    James and I would love to be added to your prayer run! We were married in 2012 and would love to have mile 12 if it is still available! I know I haven’t seen the both for probably 10 years, and you have never met James, but we would love to be a part of your run!

  12. Jessica says:

    Please pray for my husband, Bruce, and I on mile six. This is our sixth year of marriage. Thank you!

  13. Phil says:

    Hi Mandy,
    Audrie and I would love for you to remember us in any mile that’s still open.
    Thank you!


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