The Border to Border Challenge: Running from Scottsbluff to Omaha for TeamMates Mentoring Program
The Border to Border Challenge began as a question: How can a group of distance runners bring their passion for running together to raise awareness of the need for adult mentors for Nebraska's youth?
The answer: Organize a relay team, figure out the logistics and the run across Nebraska to raise awareness and recruit more mentors and raise proceeds to benefit the TeamMates Mentoring Program -- a youth program started in 1991 as a vision of Tom and Nancy Osborne to inspire youth to reach their full potential.
To learn more about becoming a TeamMates Mentor, click here.
What is the Border to Border Challenge?
The Border to Border Challenge will start on Thursday morning, September 19, at 8:00 a.m. (MT) at the western Nebraska border near Scottsbuff. The goal is for the 22-member team to run approximately 500 miles to Omaha and finish at the Missouri River in the early evening of Sunday, September 22.
At the communities along the way, the relay team will be stopping to visit with fellow Nebraskans to heighten awareness, thank current TeamMates mentors and encourage individuals to support the Team Mates Mentoring Program, including becomng one of more than 1,000 needed mentors to youth across the state of Nebraska.
How can you help?
Sprend the word. Help us raise awareness, recruit more mentors and promote giving of funds to support the TeamMates Mentoring Program.
Contect with the Border to Border Challenge relay team via:
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/b2bne
Our blog at http://b2bne.tumblr.com/
Twitter @B2BNE and search #B2BNE to view live video, photos and blog updates during the event -- September 19 -- 22.
Thank you for your support!