Son Run

It’s not every day that your teenager texts you uplifting messages like, “I’m extremely proud of you,” and “You’re a hell of a human,” and “Love you, Dad.”

There was also, “Thanks for letting me use the Jeep—I put $30 [of gas] in it.”

Those texts “were like fuel,” said Mike McCauley, which inspired his run throughout the first weekend of November. And it was the run of a lifetime by the 55-year-old Mechanicsburg dad, a run dedicated to his 17-year-old son Lachlan.

Son Run: Mechanicsburg dad runs 200-plus miles to increase pace of pediatric cancer research, TheBurg, January 2020.

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