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Georgia Half Marathon 2012

As many of you know Mark loved running.  He ran the Atlanta ING Half Marathon 2 years ago with my brother, Chris Mitchell.  To celebrate Mark’s love of running  and all of our great memories of running with him, Chris asked me to run with him this year. We then asked family, friends and other runners to join us and  Team Jardina was created.  The phrase Remember. Reflect. Run. became our slogan as we ran through the pain, sadness and despair of losing one we loved so dearly.  We had 35 runners and lots of supporters that we outfitted with Team Jardina t-shirts in order to easily identify each other throughout the race. We enjoyed meeting and encouraging each other the night before the race at a dinner at my house. The finish line tent celebration was the fruition of all of our hard work and training!