August 14, 2012

Ready to go!

Here's a picture to start everything off. This was taken in downtown Buena Vista, CO after the prerace dinner.

It's been a long journey to the start line, but the day is finally here. Its pretty surreal, this race has been just a date on the calendar. Yet tomorrow we will lace up our trail shoes for the first stage and begin what should be an epic adventure. We can't thank Doc and the Petit Family Foundation enough for their support of Spencer and I. We are out here for one reason, and that is to continue the legacy that the foundation was founded upon. We will be thinking of Bill, Jenn, Hayley and Michaela often as we make our way over 120 miles. They have been and will continue to be our motivation, and we are so very proud to represent the PFF.

We will recap the first stage tomorrow night and send along more pictures.

As always, be the change!

Brian and Spencer

July 18, 2012

One month to go...

Hi everyone,

Spencer and I are gearing up for one more tough training block before we get on a plane to Denver, CO. The Transrockies Run is less than a month away, and we couldn't be more jacked up. We have been training for a better part of 9 months now, so a lot of miles been logged and hills have been climbed. We are doing all of this in support of the Petit Family Foundation. Folks who are familiar with my previous runs know how important Dr. Petit and his foundation are to me. Spencer feels the same way. If you can, please support our run and the Petit Family Foundation by making a donation here: If you do not want to donate, but want to share this with others, that is great to. We thank you all for the support along the way. 

Be the Change! 

Best as always,

Brian Hetzel and Spencer Newell

April 19, 2012

April 13, 2012

PFFRT selected as an official charity of the ING New York City Marathon!

Looking to run the the 2012 New York City Marathon? The Petit Family Foundation Running Team has been selected as an official charity! We will be supplied with 5 numbers, and will be signing runners up on a first come, first serve basis. If you have interest in learning more about this opportunity, please contact team director, Brian Hetzel (

For more information about why to run for an amazing cause, please visit the Petit Family Foundation

As always, BE THE CHANGE!


New York Road Runners

ING New York City Marathon

April 12, 2012

Lots of new posts to come...

It has been a while, but many projects have occurred or are in the works.

Stay tuned!

For now, check out Brian and Spencer's epic run: