Thursday, March 19, 2009

In Which a Gauntlet Is Thrown with Great Force.

I, Cheryl Klein,
senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books,
Webmistress and writer of and this blog,


Melissa Anelli
Webmistress of,, and FittingItIn,
author of Harry, a History, and reporter-at-large

and John Noe
Creative Director of,
Melissa's cohost on FittingItIn, and Web designer and documentarian extraordinaire,

their friends on FittingItIn,

and anyone else who would like to participate,

to join me in running the four miles of
the 2009 Race to Deliver
(with emphasis on the running, Melissa)
in New York City
Sunday, November 22, 2009.

And to raise the stakes, I will pledge $100 to God's Love We Deliver if Melissa runs the full race, and $75 more if John does the same; and then $1 each for each blog reader of mine or member of FittingItIn who participates in a 5K or longer charity run somewhere in the United States, up to $250 total.

It is now ON.


  1. i just wanted to tell you, that you as one of the Queens of Harry Potter universe, YOU ROCK.
    thanks for everything. :)

  2. count me in for $20 if all three of you do it.

  3. Your on Cheryl! I take that Challenge! I was planning to do a 1/2 marathon with some friends anyway. I love the idea of meeting a goal of charity as well. Thanks for the motivation! Hope

  4. If I wasn't big and preggo, I'd take you up on this.

  5. This is awesome! I just wanted to say.

  6. only in US? Maybe if you don't get the other 75 runners you can extended to ather countries?

    Best regards,


  7. It takes a great woman to cast such a benevolent gauntlet.

  8. yeah truly a great site.I really enjoyed my visit.