Brandon is a recent graduate from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and the 2015 Santa Clarita Valley Marathon Champion! The SCV Marathon was his first marathon and he ran it in 2:35:18, winning by 13 minutes. Brandon did this while battling cancer. Brandon has since run SCV Half-Marathon in 1:13. We are happy to say that he has gone into full remission since. Brandon’s goal for Mountains 2 Beach is to win his second marathon. Click here for more about Brandon.
Elissa & Kristin Alcala
Meet sisters Elissa and Kristin Alcala. Last year they had signed up for the half marathon but had to cancel due to Elissa being diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma stage 4 cancer. Now she is cancer free and they will be running the half marathon together!
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"As an athletic physically fit person my whole life, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes nearly 12 years ago..." He runs “to show kids/everyone with diabetes (specifically those with type 1) that there are not limits as to what you can do or want to do with your life.....do NOT set boundaries or listen to what others are limiting you to....because if I had listed to the nurses and doctors I would have lived a life with limits/boundaries. There is nothing a person can or cannot do with diabetes...they have every single opportunity to go and do what all other kids/adults are doing.”
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