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Chuck Hoger (Class '52) Half Marathon

I am running the Long Beach Half Marathon on October 12 to raise money for the new Center for Literacy at Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, now known as Concordia University Chicago (CUC). The new Center's Vision Statement states its goal is 'to inspire excellence in innovative, instructive and meaningful literary practices for youth and adults by connecting CUC students and faculty with the greater Chicago-area community.'

God has enabled me to stay active all these years, and now I have found a way to thank Him for this gift. My trainer is my son, Stephen, the ultra runner in Nebraska, who will come out to accompany me in the race. I will not be able to run the entire course, but I am determined to finish the full 13.1 miles. More than 20 members of the Concordia community - alumni, students, faculty, and staff - will also be running the Chicago Marathon that same day in honor of the University's 150th Founders Day.

If you should like to sponsor me for this cause, click the gold 'Donate Now' bar above the picture. On the giving page, please select 'Chicago Marathon' from the 'Gift Designation' drop down menu.

Every gift helps reach my personal goal of $5,000 to improve the literacy of children and adults as well as the education of those who teach this vital life skill. Consider one of the suggested amounts or choose one of the 'Other' donations:

  • $19.52 - to celebrate the Concordia Class of 1952
  • $83 - $1 for each year of my life (or perhaps $1 for each of yours)
  • $124 - $2 for each year served in the teaching ministry
  • $650 - to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Concordia's first cross-country team (which I captained)
  • $1,500 - to honor Concordia-Chicago's 150th anniversary
  • $2,000 - to mark the miles journeyed from River Forest to Anaheim

Thank you for your support of me - and of Concordia ministry!

Our Supporters

  • 1

    Chuck Hoger

    $100
    Join Me & Celebrate 150 Years
  • 2

    Beth Hoger

    $100
    Honoring Uncle Chuck Hoger
  • 3

    Grace Kerr

    $25
    Good-luck Uncle Chuck! Grace, Bill and Tim Kerr
  • 4

    Harvey and Kathie Gerdes

    $25
    Good for you. Enjoy the run.
  • 5

    Anita Hoger

    $100
  • 6

    Nancy Diepenbrock

    $83
    What a lot of work for a dollar a year!!!!
  • 7

    Blondie says hello...

    $100
    Go get 'em Chuck!
  • 8

    Susan Paulsen

    $100
    Chuck Hoger Marathon
  • 9

    Sarah Hoger

    $50
    I know that you can do this!!
  • 10

    Donald Hoger

    $100
    can I carry your water jug?
  • 11

    Melva Kimble

    $50
    Go, Chuck!! Go!!
  • 12

    J.P. Woodward

    $30
    Go Chuck!!
  • 13

    James Poole

    $50
    Enjoy the run
  • 14

    Timothy Peters

    $73
    '73 was a good year for us!
  • 15

    Stephen Hoger

    $131
    Thanks for supporting my running over the decades.
  • 16

    "Blackie" Doering

    $50
    "...almost inconceivable" Chuck but wishing you a great run. Thank the Lord for everything!
  • 17

    Joanne Roeder

    $200
    Glad to support a fantastic school!
  • 18

    Irma Haseman

    $50
    Go Chuck!!
  • 19

    Rudy Michaelis

    $100
    I'm impressed! Wishing you a great run.
  • 20

    DONALD HOGER

    $25
    Since I can't get there to lick your swaty face at conclusion, let this be a substitue
  • 21

    Harold Rutz

    $50
    Greetings from Hal Rutz '52 and Vi Larkin Rutz '53
  • 22

    Nancy Lareva and Jason Kilian

    $50
    Congrats Chuck!
  • 23

    Lois Hoger

    $50
    Good luck to Chuck
  • 24

    David Hoger

    $325
  • 25

    Alfred Neukuckatz

    $25
    Go Chuck!
  • 26

    Mark Hoger

    $25
    Good luck!
  • 27

    Ed and Betty Roth

    $25
    Best Wishes! Hope you win. Do it for CTC.
  • 28

    Roselyn Gieschen

    $25
    Blessings!
  • 29

    Scott Perich

    $50
  • 30

    Owen and Antoinette Mueller

    $20
    Go Chuck!
  • 31

    Linda Brockschmidt

    $25
    Run, Chuck, Run!!
  • 32

    Bill Boezinger

    $100
    Go Chuck!
  • 33

    Rudy Michaelis

    $100
    It's wonderful what you're doing.
  • 34

    Eleanor Dorow

    $50
    Great to see you running this. I work at Triathlons but don't compete so happy to see you participating.
  • 35

    Shirley Morgenthaler

    $83
    Chuck - I am so impressed that you are doing this! I am giving a gift in honor of the years and the energy God has given you. God bless you in this endeavor. Shirley
  • 36

    Alvin Loesel

    $25
    God bless your run!
  • 37

    John and Barbara Klawiter

    $400
    Go Chuck Go!!
  • 38

    Anonymous

    $100
  • 39

    Richard and Barbara Sauer

    $100
    Go Chuck!
  • 40

    Wayne Dobberfuhl

    $100
    On behalf of my Dad, Sister, Cousins all "River Forest" alums
  • 41

    tim hoger

    $166
    Tim & Kriss
  • 42

    Tim & Lori Jaeger

    $100
    Run Chuck Run!
  • 43

    Paige Craig

    $10
    We'll be crossing the finish line about the same time!
  • 44

    Members of St John Lutheran, Orange, CA

    $100
    Blessings! Go Chuck!
  • 45

    Anonymous

    $100
  • 46

    John Janzow

    $150
  • 47

    Meghan O'Hara

    $5
    Thanks for supporting Concordia!
  • 48

    Anonymous

    $100