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BENEFITING: Tusk

EVENT: TUSK SAFARICOM MARATHON 2014

EVENT DATE: Jun 28, 2014

Samantha and Pete Shanley

THE STORY:

Pete and I are always balancing our desire to do good in the world with our craving for new physical challenges. This June, in celebration of our 10+ years of marriage, we are running in the 15th Annual Safaricom Marathon and Half Marathon in Kenya (Samantha is doing one loop--she's no dummy). We are running the race with our friends Christian and Heather Mango. 

The course for the annual race, which takes place on June 28th, is set inside the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa. Apparently, a group of runners was stopped in their tracks last year by a herd of zebra crossing the course. Large game is kept away with helicopters, so we probably won't be in danger of getting plucked off the course by lions. We will, however, be running at 6,000 feet in 90 degree heat, with no shade. We'll be wearing hats and hoping for the best.

Each Safaricom runner is asked to raise funds for Tusk Trust. Tusk is an organization that supports wildlife conservation as well as improvements in education and quality of life for the communities in and around the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. As part of our trip to Kenya, we will visit some of these communities in person to see first-hand the important work that Tusk is doing in the region.

Samantha's parents have graciously agreed to stay with our three kids for 10 days while we're on our journey--hopefully, our dog Tenzin stays out of trouble and trash long enough to avoid making them regret that decision. The kids will have so much fun with their grandparents that they won't want us to come back.

We hope you'll send us collective good juju on June 28th when we're sweating it out, redlining on our heart-rate monitors while running away from all the horny rhinos. 

You can also wish us luck between now and the end of June as we complete our training runs and try to avoid knee pain and IT-band issues.

Many thanks for your support!

Simi and Pete

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    $150

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  • Nancy and Kurt Machemer

    $300

  • Hannah B.

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  • David and Kristen Kurtz

    $100

  • The Denham Family

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Donor Comments

The Andelman Family

The Andelman Family

3 years ago

Elaine Hubbard

Elaine Hubbard

3 years ago

The Denham Family

The Denham Family

DONATION: $100

We wish you both safe travels and a wonderful run in a one of a kind place. Love from the MN crew 3 years ago

David and Kristen Kurtz

David and Kristen Kurtz

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gail & John Edie

Gail & John Edie

Gramma and Grampa would be so proud of you! 3 years ago

Duncan and Mary Ann

Duncan and Mary Ann

Hopefully this will get you guys to the next intermediate milestone! We'll be thinking of you.... 3 years ago

Sude Mukherjee

Sude Mukherjee

Good luck! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

Best Wishes 3 years ago

Hannah B.

Hannah B.

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Nancy and Kurt Machemer

Nancy and Kurt Machemer

DONATION: $300

3 years ago