Cara Miller wrote -
I want to raise awareness and funds for the power of camp in a child's life. If you've been to camp you realize the impact one single experience can have. If you haven't been to camp, come see what it's all about! Chances are, you'll see life in a NEW way! Prepare to COME ALIVE!
The DREAM began:
I am not, definitely not, a runner. I would say I just wasn't built for it. I squatted in catcher's gear all my life, and prefer BURSTS of energy to the long, pounding cadence of feet on the pavement. But there's something that I learned through my years of sport training, competition, and through Church. God chooses people NOT for what they are GOOD AT, but for HIS PURPOSES. You don't have to be good at something to bring glory to God with it, in fact, He seems to prefer our weakness. Because when we are weak, He is strong.
I made it a habit. To do something on a regular basis, that I am particularly bad at.... A LOT of people asked me why? why would you run if you don't like to? ...because I'm bad at it... Well that makes no sense. ...I like to do something that makes me uncomfortable. It helps me remember that I am small, and my God is enough. If I can willingly choose to do something like running, even when I don't like it, my brain is going to respond the same way when God asks me to do something weird.
We know that God is for us. He wants to be glorified in us, use us, love us, redeem us. We don't let him. I don't let him. But I want to, I want to let him move in me and through me... So I have to practice. Running is my practice. Practice for letting God work in my life, even when it seems weird, awkward, scary, intimidating, not worth it. Trust me, its worth it.
That's why I want to do a Running Fundraiser. I am turning 26 next year. I want to run a marathon (26.2) when I turn 26. That is going to be difficult for me! So I need your help. A good and important motivation for me would be to raise money for camp by running. It will help me clock more miles, seek out more opportunities to run, and gain support from fellow runners.
I want you to JOIN MY TEAM. When you do, you automatically get a fundraising page that is linked here. You can help raise money for camp and spread our resources! We can plan practice runs, join races together, and promote camp at those races.
I also need you to rally support! It cost's money to join races. We need to find some sponsors! any one with ideas, email me!
I want us to be pumped for ALIVE this summer. I want this to be the BEST SUMMER of CAMP EVER! And I think, with you guys, it will be! Let's RUNALIVE! to get there!