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Rasty Runs 26.2 for African Wildlife

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BENEFITING: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA

EVENT: Run Long Beach 2013

EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013

Megan Rast

THE STORY:

26.2 miles. It's a long, long distance. It's longer than I've ever run before, and will ever run again. The last time I tried to train for a marathon I ended up on crutches...so this time around I wasn't sure I could really do it. But I've had lots of great help/tips/support (it takes a village!). It wasn't until I've gone into the home stretch - the longest of the long training runs - that I really started believing I CAN do this. But it's not done yet. I've got 26.2 miles on October 13 to find out what I'm made of.

It's an emotional rollercoaster out there. Around mile 8 I start to think why am I doing this? Maybe I can't. There'll be 18 more miles?  Yikes.  The guy who originally did this died?  Double yikes.  But I know there's folks out there who are cheering me on, and that gets me through (with the help of a good playlist!). I'm thinking for October 13, I need all the help I can get. When I hit mile 20.2 and it's the farthest I've ever run in my life, and I've still got to stride out for 6 more miles, I want to roll deep. I'm talking 100+ people who have given me a digital fistbump of support. So here's where you come in...

The cause is one close to my Rasty heart: African wildlife. Check out my video to find out why that's my cause (if you are Dartmouth peoples, you already know.  If not, learn something about me....it's interesting, Rasty promise!) The $2620 ($100/mile) is pretty random and arbitrary, if you can give $2, $5, $10, that's awesome. If you can give more, all the more cheddar to a worthy cause.

But it's really not about the cash, you see. It's about the fact that I know that you know that I can do it. Give what you can, say what you mean, support me on race day as I find out, once and for all, what I'm made of!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,461

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rita Pastore Rast

     

  • Megan Rast

     

  • Stacy

    $50

  • Della

    $40

  • Kira Grossi

    $10

  • Tara Schuler

    $25

  • Roselyn and Gaston

    $100

  • Dianne Williams

    $50

  • Teresa Saporito

     

  • kal

    $20

  • Shala Burroughs

    $10

  • Liora Bowers

     

  • Levi Goertz

    $25

  • Stacey Lai

    $10

  • Gesslers

    $25

  • Scot

    $40

  • Hrishika Vuppala

    $20

  • Caroline Barker

    $25

  • Liz Callahan

    $20

  • Chris Grapes

    $26

  • Nutt

    $10

  • Kathy Rayback

     

  • Barbara Cross

    $25

  • Lou Rabon

    $25

  • Jon Stoddard

    $20

  • Rosie

    $25

  • Jen

    $20

  • Keiko

    $25

  • Carol Reynolds

    $20

  • Eric J

    $20

  • Abigail Adams

    $20

  • Dan Parker

    $20

  • Brian Rast

    $50

  • Mike Shirk

    $20

  • Chip and Karon Edleson

    $100

  • Trinh Le

    $25

  • Wendy & Hans

    $50

  • Bob Rast

    $100

  • Alex & Mike

    $20

  • Reza Shahcheraghi

    $25

  • Ksenya Gusak

    $10

  • Tokuko Arai and Family

    $100

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56% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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The Team: $1,461 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Megan Rast

Amount Raised

$1,271

 

49% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Rita Rast

Amount Raised

$170

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kal zurn

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Tokuko Arai and Family

Tokuko Arai and Family

DONATION: $100

Sent from Tokyo! 4 years ago

Ksenya Gusak

Ksenya Gusak

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Reza Shahcheraghi

Reza Shahcheraghi

DONATION: $25

Get'em Rasty! So proud of you :) 4 years ago

Alex & Mike

Alex & Mike

DONATION: $20

we love you, megan! 4 years ago

Bob Rast

Bob Rast

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Wendy & Hans

Wendy & Hans

DONATION: $50

Go go gadget Rasty! 4 years ago

Trinh Le

Trinh Le

DONATION: $25

Gooooo Megan! =) 4 years ago

Chip and Karon Edleson

Chip and Karon Edleson

DONATION: $100

You go Megan! This is a very worthy cause!!! 4 years ago

Mike Shirk

Mike Shirk

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Brian Rast

Brian Rast

DONATION: $50

4 years ago