GOSONYC.ORG is an organisation many of you know I'm involved with. They help young men, those formerly incarcerated get back on their feet.
The focus is simple, don't judge, just get them a job.
With employment everything changes quickly, respect for their community, for women, and crucially for themselves. The horrific recidivism rate is a cycle worth breaking.
I've run long distances before, but never this far all at once, it's a big deal for me. I figured you wouldn't sponsor me if I didn't make it a 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.