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Ben's 26.2 for Arkansas Childrens Hospital

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Getting really real....
October 07, 2016

Well I'm a week and day out from my attempt at 26.2 Gulp. I'm now getting legitimately nervous about next Saturday. My training has gone off  See more

BENEFITING: ARKANSAS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2016

Ben Poole

THE STORY:

About a year ago I decided to try and lose some weight and get a bit more active. I started out walking on a treadmill and over several painful, sweary and sweaty months got to the point that I could run a 5k without stopping. With the help and encouragement of Libby and several friends I ended up running several 10ks and an eight mile race last year too. A glutton for punishment true - but also a big fan of post race donuts. I am currently in a training program for the bentonville half marathon that runs early April and Libby was "kind" enough to sign me up for the full 26.2 in Kansas City on October 15th. Training for a full marathon is, by all accounts, not an easy task but I'm excited to take on the challenge. Even if I'm pushing a stroller/buggy for many training runs! I hope you will consider sponsoring my run. Arkansas Childrens Hospital needs donations to establish a campus in northwest Arkansas. I volunteer for a pro bono program at work and we heard a harrowing story of a local lady who had to drive her sick child 3 hours each way from here to Little Rock several times a month for treatment. The northwest Arkansas campus is really necessary and as someone about to be a dad for the first time this fundraiser seemed like a perfect idea. Any amount would help - .50 a mile is $13 or a $1 a mile is $26. This website has the lowest fees I could find of 3% and I will pay that on top of whatever is raised so you know every penny of your donation is going to this great cause. Thanks BP

$530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stephanie

    $25

  • Ali G

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Papster and Marls

    $50

  • Laura Jade & Joe Farris

    $25

  • The Maienschein's

    $50

  • SJ

     

  • Amy Packer

     

  • Crazy running Skeltons

    $25

  • Jason Boyeskie

    $50

  • Papster and Mum

    $25

  • Adam

    $50

  • Josh Dunne

    $25

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53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Josh Dunne

Josh Dunne

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Adam

Adam

DONATION: $50

Good luck & enjoy! 2 years ago

Papster and Mum

Papster and Mum

DONATION: $25

Try to enjoy it! 2 years ago

Jason Boyeskie

Jason Boyeskie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Crazy running Skeltons

Crazy running Skeltons

DONATION: $25

Beck Avra who is currently fighting B-ALL #teambeck 2 years ago

Amy Packer

Amy Packer

2 years ago

SJ

SJ

Great cause for a great friend! 2 years ago

The Maienschein's

The Maienschein's

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Laura Jade & Joe Farris

Laura Jade & Joe Farris

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Papster and Marls

Papster and Marls

DONATION: $50

3 years ago