Today I ran 20 miles....
December 29, 2017
I am running my first ultra marathon, the Arches Ultra 50K on January 27th. Yikes!
I recently learned that it is easier to accomplish something difficult or overcome obstacles when you are doing it for someone else. Therefore, I have chosen to make my efforts toward this goal race more purposeful by fundraising for the the Hall Steps Foundation.
Please consider supporting me and the Steps Foundation by sponsoring a mile of my race! $10 x 31 miles = $310!
The Hall Steps Foundation aims to empower the running community to use the energy and resources that fuel runners’ athletic achievements for social justice efforts. The Steps Foundation funds initiatives that tackle structural causes of poverty such as chronic lack of access to basic human needs including clean water, shelter and physical security. Specifically, Steps partners with leading international and local nonprofits in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to fund projects that invest in sustainable methods of enhancing access to basic essentials.
To-date, this has included:
1) Clean Water, Agricultural Development, and Food security in East Africa
2) Building a Hospital in the Rift Valley of Kenya
3) Funding a program for Homeless individuals in the US that combines running with learning life skills
4) Sponsoring legal counsel for victims of human trafficking in Southeast Asia to enhance victims’ physical autonomy
For more information on past grants, go to thestepsfoundation.org