Skip to content
gaylawhinery's profile image - click for profile

Gayla Whinery's Fundraiser:

The Trail Foundation

Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo
Gayla's Photo

BENEFITING: The Trail Foundation

ORGANIZER: The Trail Foundation

EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017

Gayla Whinery

THE STORY:

My Trail Story:

Ever since I graduated from UT, the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake (then "Town Lake") has been a place where I go to feel like myself again. It's where I officially fell in love with running. And fell in love with Austin outside of the University of Texas. Over the years it has enabled me to push myself and find myself during times of uncertainty, and gives me peace. Even during the six years I didn't live in Austin, I visited Town Lake every chance I could. 

I've seen it grow in progress, grow in popularity, and have explored different paths around the trail during different times of my life. If there is ONE THING in Austin am most grateful for, it's the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. 

Over time I have also been able to become more involved with The Trail Foundation (TTF) through volunteering and being an advocate. I am honored to be able to raise money for TTF. And, in doing so, I am pushing myself to do my first half marathon since I've had my boys, who are now 3 and 8 months. I see this as a life lesson I can now pass on to my boys - doing something important for the community, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. 

Please consider a donation for TTF, and all that it stands for in the city of Austin. New projects will include ADA accessibility as well as environmentally considerate design in order to mitigate impact on natural areas. The next landmark project (since the Boardwalk) has begun and will replace a decades-old bridge under Congress Avenue. This outdated bridge will give way to a sweeping replacement that will eliminate the blind corner and associated safety issues. 

Thank you!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$125

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Isaac and Wynton

    $25

  • Vivian Mikeska

    $50

  • Rachel Rountree

    $25

  • Mon & Dad

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

50% Raised of $250 Goal

The Team: $28,445 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The Trail Foundation

Amount Raised

$10,615

 

42% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Routh

Amount Raised

$1,500

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Heeren

Amount Raised

$1,315

Fundraiser Title

bob wynn

Amount Raised

$1,250

Fundraiser Title

Jenny McMillan

Amount Raised

$775

 

78% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Coleman

Amount Raised

$705

 

282% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jasmine Granado

Amount Raised

$625

 

125% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Emerson

Amount Raised

$600

Donor Comments

Mon & Dad

Mon & Dad

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Rachel Rountree

Rachel Rountree

DONATION: $25

Love you G! 7 months ago

Vivian Mikeska

Vivian Mikeska

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Isaac and Wynton

Isaac and Wynton

DONATION: $25

9 months ago