Prepared to Feel Inspired: Meet Regina and Unnati

Prepared to Feel Inspired: Meet Regina and Unnati

Row New York is lucky to have ten amazing people on our United Airlines NYC Half Marathon team. Not only are they representing us on race day, they have also made a commitment to raise $1,500 for our youth and adaptive programs, which transform New Yorker’s lives through the sport of rowing.

These truly incredible humans are also full of great tips on where to run, music for training, and quotes to stay inspired through the hard stretches. Read on to meet Regina and Unnati, and consider donating to their fundraisers – it’s easier than a 13.1 mile run!

Regina De Los Santos

DONATE TO REGINA’S FUNDRAISER HERE

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Why are you running for Row New York?

I’m running because I care about the quality of our youth programs. This race is a fun and energizing way to support our programs and help them remain active, sustainable and available for our students.

What’s your favorite song to train with?

My favorite song to train to is Solange’s Cranes in the Sky. There’s a part where she says, “I tried to run it awaaaaay”… and it makes me so happy every time!

The best place to go running in the city?

The best run is by the east river heading south. I run past a track, a baseball field, under the Williamsburg bridge, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge. It’s exhilarating!  

Motivational quote/ phrase that keeps you going?

This will pass! Nothing keeps me going through a long run more than knowing that it will end soon! Haha!

Is this your first 1/2 marathon?

I have ran another half in the past! I ran for Row New York in 2014 and it was a fun experience.

Anything else we should know?

Where will the stretcher be once I cross the finish line?

…there probably will be Regina, but we know you won’t be needing it! 😉


Unnati Dass

DONATE TO UNNATI’S FUNDRAISER HERE

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Why are you running for Row New York?

I was inspired by my friend Ruby, who works for the organization, and her passion for Row New York and its tangible impact on the lives of so many. The program is so unique and I love its specific focus on an activity that can transform kids’ futures.

What’s your favorite song to train with?

Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce and Lose Yourself – Eminem

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The best place to go running in the city?

Prospect Park is my favorite, with its sprawling greens, beautiful lake, spaces like the amphitheater, gorgeous sunsets, and the adorable dogs you see along the way!

Motivational quote/ phrase that keeps you going?

“Survival is insufficient.”

Is this your first 1/2 marathon?

This is my first! I’m nervous but excited, and my goal is to finish the race.

Anything else we should know?

So happy to support Row New York, and can’t wait to feel the energy of running alongside 20,000 other runners!

 

Dear Regina and Unnati,  Row New York sends you a sincere thank you for all of your efforts and wishes you the best of luck on race day! 

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