Why "Running For Ryan"? Ryan Shay was my brother, with extraordinary ambition, and sadly, at 28, he passed away in the Men's Marathon Olympic Trials in Central Park on November 3, 2007. In his honor, I ran my first marathon on February 14, 2010 in Austin, TX. The money raised for this specific event was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Continuing with Running For Ryan, I am running the NYC Marathon on November 7, 2010, hoping to raise $26,200. Thanks for your support!