My name is Richard Drew and I'm running the Vermont Spartan Beast on Sept 20th to raise funds for the Rolling Dog Farm in New Hampshire.
I've been an animal lover my whole life and have been donating to the farm for the last few years. It's a small, family run charity that takes in and cares for dogs, cats and horses that would otherwise never find a home. The animals are blind, deaf or suffering from a rare injury or disease. The farm provides them with a loving home where they can either spend the rest of their days - or be adopted.
I'm very wary of large charities with overpaid executive boards where you don't know where your money is really going. But this is a grassroots charity where the money makes a real difference in these animals' lives!
BTW it's called Rolling Dog Farm because the blind dogs love the feeling of rolling around in the grass!!!!
I've run several Spartan Sprints and a Super but this will be my first ever Beast. It's going to be a real challenge for me but I'm excited to do this and hopefully raise some money for a great cause along the way!
Thanks you everyone!