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BENEFITING: Resolve Network

EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012

Chloe Manchester


The RUN CHICAGO FOR CONGO is a sub-challenge of my RUN RIVER CONGO Run River Congo 2012 : 2,920 mi

On November 6th, 2011 at about 2pm I crossed the finish line for the ING New York City Marathon in Central Park West, Manhattan. It was one of the most beautiful days Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island had ever seen. In November no less. Throughout the 26.2 mile course there was this terrible feeling in my heart, that each step was bringing me closer to the end. Some would say they run Marathons with the opposite mentality, but as counter-intuitive as this may seem, it was one of the most tremendous experiences of my life and I knew immediately that I had to find some way to make it last. 

I started training for the Marathon in February of 2011, which ended up being more challenging that I had originally thought. Without really being aware of it, I had lost myself as a runner over the years. I lost touch with something that defined me in more ways than one and as I began training again, it all became so clear. This is a vow to never again lose sight of who I am and to always be the best version of myself. 

At the same time, this year has presented me with so many wonderful crossroads in my personal and career life. This is my project to launch 2012 with a personal pledge to make it equally as successful as 2011.  

So this is my solution. I made a goal to set out and run the River Congo, every 2,920 miles of it. And with this I present to you my blog dedicated to the name: RUN RIVER CONGO. Read the Game Plan for details, its a 1-year plan that sets out my big idea for 2012.

Over the course of the coming year, 2012, I will run the entire distance of the River Congo. Why the Congo RIver? - The details are in the Game Plan:

Starting January 1st 2012 I will begin running the length of the River Congo, finishing on the last day of the year, on December 31 2012.


River Congo: 2,920 miles (4,700km)

8mi x 365days = 2,920 miles

That means: 8 miles a day (if I run every day)

$10 per mile = $29,200

Read all about it on my blog:

This is a personal challenge that I am dedicating to a fight for peace in a beautiful part of the world that has suffered a devastating history and continues to struggle to recover.
I created this challenge in an attempt to restore faith in humanity, to prove that strength is within each of us, but power is between us.

Follow me on Twitter @CloManchester and my @RunRiverCongo dedicated twitter. 

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Good luck Chloe! I'm running too and will be in Coral B, so I will look for you! I think next up should be Boston ;-) 7 years ago




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Kimbia, kimbia! 8 years ago