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Musician Plays Guitar While Running a Half Marathon

Sugarland's Thad Beaty raised money for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.

Professional musician Thad Beaty ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon on Oct. 18 and played a song with 11 bands along the course. The 41-year-old guitarist and age-group runner and triathlete played the National Anthem before the start of the race, then jumped into the fourth wave of the race and ran 13.1 miles through the streets of downtown Denver. Along the way, he stopped to jam with every band along the course with custom-made pink ribbon guitar. The guitarist for the Grammy-winning country band Sugarland and professional touring musician said catching his breath and lowering his heart rate enough to play a song was a challenge, but said he had a blast—especially knowing he was running to support TeamEdith while raising money for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. (A friend rode a bike and towed a cart with Beaty’s guitar and a mini amp that he plugged in at each band’s stage.) Check out the photos below from his musical run!

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