My name is Judah Axelrod, and I caught the running bug early on, when I first tried to keep up with my mom as a 10-year-old. After running track in high school, I’ve run four half marathons and recently finished my first marathon, but this will be the most meaningful race I ever run. My uncle Howie passed away unexpectedly last month. Howie was a runner himself and a gifted psychologist who dedicated his life to the mental health and wellness of his patients with humor, insight, patience, and intuition. I am honored to run for NAMI-NYC in loving memory of Howie.