DeKalb mayoral candidate, Jennifer Groce, is planning to run for a stronger DeKalb in more ways than one. With three months till election-day, Groce made a pledge to run every day starting today, January 9, 2013 through April 9, 2013, to emphasize her commitment to creating a stronger DeKalb.
“I am committed to working as hard as I can every day to move our community forward. This running challenge is fun way to get myself stronger and show my dedication to DeKalb,” said Groce.
Groce, who is the current president of the Northern Illinois Trail Runners (NITRO), announced her goal to run daily for the next ninety days to club members. “At the start of each year many of us announce our running goals to one another to provide accountability and support. As a result of two significant injuries last year, I was hardly able to run in 2012. I am basically starting over so this will be a challenge, but one I am up for,” said Groce. Groce ran her first run was with NITRO at their 5a.m. group run today.
Groce will run at least three miles every day for the next ninety days totaling over three hundred miles in three months. She anticipates having the company of fellow NITRO runners, friends and family members on many of her daily runs. “I plan to run outdoors as much as I can, but will hit the treadmills from time to time so I can run with my kids accommodate my schedule or run with friends who are not as found of the winter elements as I am,” said Groce.
Groce advised the www.Groce for DeKalb.com website will be live as of January 16, where community members will be able to follow this story along and find out more about her plans to lead DeKalb forward as mayor. Anyone interested in running with Groce wanting to find out more about her vision for DeKalb is invited to email her at Jennifer@grocefordekalb.com, check the website or follow along on Facebook and Twitter @grocefordekalb.