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Wheres the blaze? *50 mile hike*

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March 19, 2016

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BENEFITING: Mohonk Preserve, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Heather

EVENT: 2016 Rock the Ridge 50

Deja Aramburu

THE STORY:

Heather LaVere wrote -

A week before Heathers 27th birthday Deja asked her to do a hike! Heather feeling the pressure of getting older graciously agreed and fell in love with it! 

Deja and Heather now hike once a month and have been for 7 months now. Then one day Heather text Deja asking if she would like to be crazy with her to do a 50 mile hike! Deja responded with a hell yes! 

On a number of occasions if you hike with Deja and Heather you will hear one of them ask where's the blazer, this is because they get so into the conversation they are having that they sometimes forget they need to follow the balzers! Please help donate as we have to raise $250 each! Also feel free to join us on the many hikes we will do in preperation of this 50 mile challenge! 

History of the hike/challenge:

Now in its 4th year, Rock  The Ridge continues its tradition of achievement, community, and a dedication to preserving the natural environment for future generations to enjoy. Conceived in the spirit of President John F. Kennedy's call to Americans to get fit, Rock The Ridge renews this challenge from the early 1960s and places it right in the heart of the magnificent Shawangunk Ridge, land which The Nature Conservancy has described as “one of Earth's last great places.

 

Set in the 8,000-acre Mohonk Preserve, the course winds along beautiful carriage trails, through the forests and across the magnificent ridgelines of the Preserve lands. Whether you choose to walk, run, or do a combination of both, Rock the Ridge is a spectacular outdoor adventure, and an accomplishment that you’ll be proud of for a long time!

 

Starting with 188 participants in 2013, the event grew to 340 registered runners and hikers in 2015. Many of our Ridge Rockers continue to be first-timers, but the number returnees has grown each year, with over a dozen people who have completed the full 50 miles in each of the first three years. In that time, our registrants have collectively raised nearly $400,000 to support the mission of Mohonk Preserve. 

We wish to thank everyone who has enjoyed the event thus far and contributed to its success. Given the terrific commitment we've seen from athletes across the country, we're confident that this unique event will continue to grow and grow, bringing even greater support for Mohonk Preserve's ongoing initiatives in land preservation, stewardship, and education.


On behalf of the entire Rock The Ridge team, I'd like to welcome you to our special community, and I ask you to join us on April 30, 2016 for what will surely be 50 of the most spectacular miles you will ever experience on foot.

 

Sincerely,
Todd Jennings
Director, Rock The Ridge

$494

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rodas Family

    $18

  • Steph and the kiddies

    $25

  • O

    $50

  • JAC

    $100

  • Emily

    $57

  • Linda

    $30

  • Kyle Shanahan & Tom King

    $100

  • Me

    $44

  • Oliver and Smokey Joe

    $50

  • Sue

    $20

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198% Raised of $250 Goal

The Team: $819 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Deja Aramburu

Amount Raised

$494

 

198% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather LaVere

Amount Raised

$325

 

130% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

Sue

Sue

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Oliver and Smokey Joe

Oliver and Smokey Joe

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Me

Me

DONATION: $44

3 years ago

Kyle Shanahan & Tom King

Kyle Shanahan & Tom King

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $57

You are going to rock this challenge!!! Namaslay girl 3 years ago

JAC

JAC

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

O

O

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Steph and the kiddies

Steph and the kiddies

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rodas Family

Rodas Family

DONATION: $18

Good Luck! 3 years ago