BENEFITING: THE MACCANOW FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jun 26, 2014
I'm Jacopo, I'm 25 and I am in love with endurance sports. My life has been shaped by many amazing people. I am indebted to each and every one of them for the unconditional friendship, advice, love, inspiration and guidance they give me every day. Some of these people are now following and helping me through this journey in the world of endurance sports I am grateful to them for their advice and guidance and I am sure I will have great results with their support.
What am I doing here? I turned 25 last February and decided to change my lifestyle for good, re-embracing sports and committing to race in endurance events. 2013 has been an amazing year for me: I have completed several half-marathons, 10Ks and two half ironman races. By doing so I had the chance to meet some very inspiring people and visit places that have left a mark in my soul.
For my next racing season I have set myself a very difficult challenge that will require an enormous mental and physical preparation.
I will run a 100km (62.1371 miles) ultramarathon, the Lapland Ultra (http://www.laplandultra.nu/?lang=en).
It's a crazy difficult goal, but I feel a lot of positive energy around me and I know I can make it. Anyways the athletic endeavour itself is not the point of this campaign. The point of this campaign is to do good and inspire people to help other people.
My intention is to collect for charity 10 dollars per each kilometre I will run, a hundred times ten, a thousand dollars.
At the end of the campaign all the money raised will be donated to MaccaNow, Chris McCormack's foundation providing assistance to families affected by breast cancer, in order to lessen the financial burdens and improve their quality of life. Cancer is a terrible disease that has touched the life of my family and loved ones in too many different occasions.
You can contribute as an individual or through your company. Your names or a message of your choice will be printed on the running gear that I will custom-order for the race. After the race this same running kit will be then auctioned to raise additional money for this campaign!