Joe prefers a brisk walk to a 26.2-mile run, but nonetheless he appreciates the effort that goes into running a marathon. On October 2, 2016, 3,500 runners will be running the Maine Marathon, starting and finishing at Baxter Boulevard, between Forest Ave and Preble Street. Proceeds from this year's race will go to benefit the Dream Factory of Maine, which grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from ages 3-18. Also, several organizations participate each year to raise money for their causes, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, the Center for Grieving Children and the Maine Children's Cancer Program. Find more about the race here. Joe wishes good luck to all the runners and maybe he'll see you at the finish line!