Eric Gelber - Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

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48 Hours in the Park
September 2013 – Eric will run 48-hours straight in 33 loops of New York City’s Central park for a total of 200 miles.

July, 2012 – Badwater, a 135 mile course, spans desert and mountains, and must be completed in 48 hours.

The Catskill 155
August, 2011 – Eric completed a 155 mile solo run through the Catskill Mountains for his first incredible effort for the MMRF.

Eric’s Story – 48 Hours in the Park:

Posted: September, 2013

At 8:00 AM on September 20, Eric Gelber, a married father of three and Senior Vice President of CBRE Group, Inc.’s New York Tri-State Region Retail Services, will begin an epic 48-hour run in New York City’s Central Park to raise funds and awareness for the MMRF and myeloma research. This ambitious feat, in which he aims to cover 200 miles, is the most audacious and daring running event that this ultra-marathoner has taken on for the MMRF to date.

“Running doesn’t cure cancer, but research will. And it takes money to fund research,” said Eric. “The more I push, the more attention and funds will be directed to the MMRF. It’s all about finding a cure. If pushing my limits helps in any way, I’m in.”

Eric’s Story – Badwater:

Posted: July, 2012

On July 16, Briarcliff Manor resident Eric Gelber will join approximately 90 of the world’s toughest athletes – runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers – in a battle against each other and the elements. While Gelber expects this to be his most challenging mission so far, it is hardly his first hardcore endeavor to support the MMRF. In August 2011, Gelber completed a unique 155 mile solo “Ultra” run from upstate New York through the Catskill Mountains, eventually finishing in Suffern, New York.

The legendary Badwater event covers 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F (55C) and must be completed within 48 hours. It is widely regarded as the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. Runners must be invited to participate and must prove, through a grueling set of pre race activities, that they are worthy of the “privilege” of taking on this challenge. Gelber applied in 2011, but did not get in. He is excited to be participating in this year’s 35 anniversary edition.

Eric’s Story – Catskill 155:

Originally Posted: August, 2011

Eric Gelber really knows how to go the extra mile to support a good cause. From Thursday evening of August 11, 2011 through that Saturday afternoon, he ran 155 miles non-stop to benefit the MMRF. His custom course, which he named “The Catskill 155 – Journey for a Cure” began in upstate New York and meandered through the Catskill Mountains, finishing in Suffern, NY. A father of three, Eric has raised more than $80,000 for the MMRF since he became been involved with the organization in 2007, and raised $30,000 for this race alone.

The non-stop physical challenge was the equivalent of running six marathons in less than two days. Family friend Anita Sorrell, diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2003, was waiting for Eric at the finish line. “I am humbled and honored by Eric’s relentless pursuit of not only his personal goal of running so incredibly far, but of his drive to raise more and more money each year for this terrible cancer that I battle. He is my angel here on earth,” said Anita.

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