Building on the success of Team Stay-Focused in 2018, we will be hosting a Charity Partner team in this year’s 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, 2019. We will have five runners focused on training for the event, with each runner committed to raising at least $5,000 in support of our programs.


Our Runners

Roger Muller

(Founder/President, Stay-Focused, Inc.)

Hometown: New York City, NY

Reason for Running: Having run my first marathon (2014 TCS New York City Marathon) at the age of 65, I committed to running again at 70 … and I’d only want to do it in NYC!

Mantra: Obviously … “Stay-Focused!”

Adam Bartlett

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Reason for Running: Reclaim the fitness that ironically went away during years of medical training!

Mantra: “No Start, No Finish.”

Bernie Boldt

Hometown: Zionsville, IN

Reason for Running: I am running the 2019 NYC Marathon as a way to help the future participants in Stay-Focused programs! Running is one of the methods I use to stay fit. I enjoy running with family and trying to keep pace with my children. Whether they are joining me for long runs, fast runs, or helping pace me during a 5am run, exercise provides a wonderful point of connection for our family. Running / fitness provides many opportunities for family bonding, a fact for which we are very grateful!

Gabrielle Smith

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Reason for Running: With a strong sporting background, my passion for running arose from years of competitive sports and being able to compete in events fueled with like-minded people … the motivation, the competition, and the drive is what really inspires me. Running in events likes this is a rewarding gateway to be able to support events and charities as well as fulfill personal goals, and is something that gives me so much appreciation to be a part of …

Training Quote: “Growth comes at the end of your comfort zone.”

Ryan Cokely

Hometown: Lexington, MA

Reason for Running: The challenge, the fun, and the opportunity to give back.

Running Mantra: “The voice inside your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.”


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