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BENEFITING: Back on My Feet

ORGANIZER: Back on My Feet

EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017

Dylan Meyer

THE STORY:

My name is Dylan Meyer, I'm a 5th-year PhD student at UT Austin and running has been part of my life since I was a kid. It all started with jogging to and from the end of the drive with my dad and sister as a portion of our martial arts training and expanding to longer routes as I progressed through high school. In college and graduate school, individual sports seemlessly became an emotional and physical outlet for me and made me realize how hard and far I can push myself beyond my assumed capacity. I've now tested myself in a myriad of obstacle course races (Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Rugged Maniac, etc.), long-distance relay races (Capitol2Coast, Texas Independence Relay, and Ragnar Austin), and, most recently, the Austin 70.3 Ironman and, in every case, I was taken to school about my own ability and mental grit. My experience has convinced me of the capacity for physical exertion to positively affect a person's self-confidence and outlook.


Two years ago, I began volunteering with the Austin chapter of a non-profit organization called Back on My Feet (BoMF), which "combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources." The basis of BoMF are the volunteer-led, early-morning runs that create an intersection between the local running and homeless communities and provide opportunity of encouragement and interaction between volunteers and members. This simple activity promotes physical activity, health awareness, and mental commitment in the members, which is a stepping stone to more complex life improvements, and develops natural, accountability-partner relationships. A member's commitment to BoMF grants them access to a greater range of additional resources that include financial advice, housing and employment resources, and, every runner's favorite item, new running gear.

Coming to, what I view as, a culmination of my running career, I decided in early 2016 months ago that it was time for me to get a full marathon under my belt and registered myself for the Austin Marathon on February 19th, 2017. Prior to the break, I heard that BoMF was looking for fundracers to run for a cause and immediately jumped at the chance to benefit this amazing organization that I've become acquainted with. And so, I now find myself in the privileged position of running for a cause greater than myself. Help me meet my goal of raising $500 for BoMF by race day by doanting above.

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$525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Britney Jo

     

  • Bill and Audrey Meyer

    $100

  • Dave & Shirley

    $50

  • Shannon Jo

     

  • Anne and Bill

    $50

  • Jeni Arbuckle

    $10

  • Josie H.

    $50

  • Gaëlle & parents

    $100

  • Auntie

    $50

  • George and Tam

    $50

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105% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $22,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Back on My Feet

Amount Raised

$16,000

 

160% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Olson

Amount Raised

$1,235

 

247% Raised of $500 Goal

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Ryan Autullo

Amount Raised

$1,035

 

207% Raised of $500 Goal

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Joe Terracina

Amount Raised

$710

 

142% Raised of $500 Goal

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Scott Good

Amount Raised

$685

 

137% Raised of $500 Goal

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Isabelle Burnetta

Amount Raised

$595

 

60% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Wettick

Amount Raised

$545

 

109% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dylan Meyer

Amount Raised

$525

 

105% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

George and Tam

George and Tam

DONATION: $50

Run fast, but then get back to work on your thesis!!! 8 months ago

Auntie

Auntie

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Gaëlle & parents

Gaëlle & parents

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Josie H.

Josie H.

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Jeni Arbuckle

Jeni Arbuckle

DONATION: $10

9 months ago

Anne and Bill

Anne and Bill

DONATION: $50

Way to Go! 9 months ago

Shannon Jo

Shannon Jo

Go, Dylan!! 9 months ago

Dave & Shirley

Dave & Shirley

DONATION: $50

Have a great first marathon! 9 months ago

Bill and Audrey Meyer

Bill and Audrey Meyer

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Britney Jo

Britney Jo

9 months ago