FOLLOWUP: Show of support for Ian Scharks on his last marathon mile against inequality

Sixth-grader-to-be Ian Scharks has just finished a marathon, one mile at a time. This afternoon, supporters showed up at Hiawatha as Ian walked the final mile-plus of his inequality-fighting fundraiser for Black Lives Matter (as featured here Thursday).

One spectator brought special recognition for Ian – West Seattle Runner (WSB co-sponsor) co-proprietor Tim McConnell, below with Ian’s mom Genya Scharks, brought him a WSR hat and T-shirt, and plans to talk with the Seattle Marathon about a finisher’s medal for Ian, declaring “he deserves something for the effort.”

Ian’s BLM fundraiser (find it here) is well past his $10,000 goal, with more than $14,000 as of this writing.

16 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Show of support for Ian Scharks on his last marathon mile against inequality"

  • JBS July 16, 2020 (9:04 pm)

    Way to go Ian!! 

  • Travis, Suzanne, Adyson, Miranda July 16, 2020 (9:18 pm)

    Great job Ian!!!  We are so proud of you.

  • PigeonPointMama July 16, 2020 (10:06 pm)

    Yas, Ian!!! So proud of you!!!

  • Friend O'Dinghus July 16, 2020 (10:17 pm)

     Just WOW Ian! More strength and moral fiber then most grown ass men I know….myself included. Great effort, great cause, greatest young man!

  • TM July 16, 2020 (10:24 pm)

    Wow, right on! Nice job Ian

  • HS July 16, 2020 (10:53 pm)

    WOW! What a cool thing you did! Iā€™m super impressed. šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ‘šŸ”„šŸ‘šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‰

  • Keri July 16, 2020 (10:57 pm)

    Isn- you are one amazing human! 

  • Calires July 16, 2020 (10:58 pm)

    Congrats to Ian, what a superstar! 

  • AdmiralSDV July 17, 2020 (7:10 am)

    Ian, you are an inspiration, sir. Congratulations on your completion of a monumental task, and thank you!

  • ScubaFrog July 17, 2020 (7:17 am)

    GO IAN!!!!  You are INCREDIBLE!  You’re a role model to me.

  • Diane July 17, 2020 (8:31 am)

    Future leader for sure!  You really are amazing.  Congratulations Ian!

  • Timmmmay July 17, 2020 (8:36 am)

    What a terrific audience !

  • Also Ian July 17, 2020 (9:32 am)

    Good job. Iā€™m an Ian, too! Iā€™m so impressed with your passion and hard work.

  • john WS1979 July 17, 2020 (12:15 pm)

    I’m super impressed. A leader by example. We need more of that. I look forward to voting for you for something some day

  • miws July 17, 2020 (4:52 pm)

    Awesome job, Ian! —Mike

  • Eddie Martin July 19, 2020 (12:36 pm)

    Incredible accomplishment and impressive determination!  Nice work!Eddie

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