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From Zero to 24 Hours of Adrenalin - in support of Acumen

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BENEFITING: ACUMEN

EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2014

Kara Lilly

THE STORY:

UPDATE: I'm really happy to report that I finished the race and met my 10 lap/170km goal, despite racing with a broken elbow.

A huge thanks goes to my pitcrew, who kept me going through the pain and in the darkness of night, when the cold and silence started to mess with my mind. Dawn was a huge relief. I couldn't have made it to my goal without them. 

 

WHAT I AM DOING

I've taken on a massive challenge and entered the 24 Hours of Adrenalin race as a solo rider. This race is a grueling mountain bike competition that lasts for - you guessed it - 24 hours. 

I undertook this challenge with virtually zero experience on a mountain bike. Training for the race has not only meant a big physical commitment but has also necessitated me learning  a totally new sport - FAST.

So why do it? For two reasons. First, I am looking to raise a significant amount of money for Acumen, an organization that invests in businesses and ideas that can have a game-changing impact on the lives of those living in poverty. I have worked with this organization for several years now and believe in its integrity and capacity for systemic change.

Second: I wanted a True Challenge; something that I wasn't quite sure I could do. I believe that when you test your limits you learn important things about yourself and the world.  

24 hours of Adrenalin is definitely a True Challenge for me. With only a month left before my race, I am honestly nervous about the size of the challenge I have taken on (on top of potentially running into bears on this course, which seems to happen at a frequency I find alarming). But I am excited too. 

Please help support me in my quest! Every contribution is greatly appreciated.

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To This Fundraiser

$9,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrea Wall

    $50

  • Craig Senyk

    $500

  • Heike

    $100

  • Michael Crofts

    $1,000

  • Ken Corner

    $250

  • Joanna Crozier

    $100

  • Michele Horne

    $50

  • Hippie in a suit

    $5,000

  • Tomoko Matsukawa

    $25

  • Ulrike Thomas

     

  • Helena Wasserman

    $15

  • Jo-Ann Tan

    $25

  • Lesha Frost

    $250

  • Kevin Spence

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Mezei

    $100

  • Frankie

    $100

  • Brian Lau

     

  • Alli Webb

    $150

  • Julie Rubin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Harriet

    $25

  • Graham

    $300

  • Roxanne Marsh

    $25

  • Stu and Beth

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Christina Letts

    $50

  • Meagan & Jorg

    $300

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184% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,220 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Meagan & Jorg

Meagan & Jorg

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Christina Letts

Christina Letts

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

You have grit. 3 years ago

Stu and Beth

Stu and Beth

DONATION: $300

Kudos Kara looks like a great cause 3 years ago

Roxanne Marsh

Roxanne Marsh

DONATION: $25

Good luck Kara, I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it! :) 3 years ago

Graham

Graham

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Harriet

Harriet

DONATION: $25

Good luck you nutter!!!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

Hi Kara, good luck!! 3 years ago

Julie Rubin

Julie Rubin

DONATION: $100

Good luck on your race, Kara! 3 years ago

Alli Webb

Alli Webb

DONATION: $150

3 years ago