This is my first fundraiser with running - I've assisted with lots of fundraisers and participated in many runs but am excited to combine the two for a great and effective cause! Move for Hunger! I hope you'll jump in and make a contribution to support this great mission and send on some cheers to get me through the miles!
Challenge! For every dollar raised I will commit to running that many miles this year as a minimum! Just for gage - I ran about 1,600 miles last year so let the $ roll in!
A little about my running journey...
I started running at the age of nine! My first race was at an annual 4th of July 5K and Fun Run in Mifflinburg, PA that my aunt did every year! I did a helf mile race and the first place prize was a McDonalds gift card! As a granola kid - only allowed to buy sugar and junk food with hard earned allowance - I sprinted my heart out - trailing behind 2 sprite boys only to be beat by a cute little gal with a perfect ponytail and a mom that had crushed in the 5K - training ;)Running has been a consistant part of my life from that point on. My 2 cousins were runners and my Aunt Molly and Uncle Dave were a constant source of motivation - I would run with my aunt regularly - a 5K down to the swimming hole on the back roads. Beautiful, rural Pennsylvania past the Amish neighbors, often with a dog or two in tow. Now in Denver I get to explore the mountain trails and the low lying lake runs in the city - always more to explore and escape to.
From MOVE FOR HUNGER:
FACT: Over 650,000 of our friends and neighbors in Colorado don’t know where their next meal is coming from. At the same time, over 40% of all food produced ends up in landfills. Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 800 movers in 50 states and our network has collected over 9 million pounds of food! Your support will directly impact the number of people we are able to feed in the years ahead. 95% of every dollar donated goes directly towards our hunger relief and food waste reduction programs. Hunger is a year-round problem that requires a year-round solution. Make a donation and help support Team Move For Hunger at the Colfax Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, Urban 10 Miler & 5K!