NPR’s Peter Sagal Leads HSC Team Running Chicago Marathon

April 09, 2007

by Tara Kennon, HSC Writer & Publications Coordinator

Peter Sagal, the quick-witted host of NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!,” has signed on as Honorary Team Captain of the HSC team running The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon Oct. 7 in support of our organization.

Psagal_small2Sagal is an accomplished marathon runner (Chicago 2005 and 2006; he plans to run Boston on April 16) and a father of three young girls.

“I started running seriously as a mid-life crisis,” said Sagal. “And we just can’t afford to wait until our kids turn 40 before they get inspired to exercise. There are so many artificial amusements for children these days, which distract them from what they would naturally love; namely, running around like maniacs. I’m happy to help bring the message to kids and schools that a little maniacal running around is a great thing.”

Ready for a little maniacal running (or cheering) yourself? Join HSC’s marathon team, volunteer on race weekend, or make a donation to our team or a particular runner. Learn more about how to participate: http://healthyschoolscampaign.org/action/marathon/

Questions? Email Cheryl Kaplan or call HSC (312-419-1810).

Plus: Check out the “I’m a Runner” interview with Peter Sagal from Runner’s World magazine. Sagal not only explains what makes him run — he also discusses how not to get lost and what gets him through the last miles of the Chicago marathon.