Aligning personal fitness goals with the most important cause I can think of, is my way of ensuring my commitment and giving something back for the great good fortune I have in my own life. I value personal liberty more than I can express. THE CAUSE Slavery still exists - and in virtually every country in the world. There are millions of people enslaved today, many of them children. "Anti-Slavery" is the oldest and the most effective anti slavery organization in the world. They are UK based, but fully tax exempt in the US. THE RACE The Litchfield Hills Road Race is a 7.1 mile foot race, and features one of the toughest hill courses of any race in North America. Runners World Magazine called the infamous "Gallows Lane Hill" the sixth toughest Hill course - and it comes at the last mile! During Revolutionary Times the Hill was the site for executions, today this race attracts some very good runners due to the beauty of the scenery and the extreme grade of the race. I am determined to cross the finish line!