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The Trail Foundation

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BENEFITING: The Trail Foundation

ORGANIZER: The Trail Foundation

EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017

Jess Herrera

THE STORY:

I use it. I love it. Now I'm running for it.

I have big goals for the 2017 Austin Marathon. First and foremost I'm looking for a new personal best, but I’ve also decided to do something a little different.

While logging miles and training on Austin's Butler Trail, I'll also run FOR the Trail with #TeamTTF. 

The Trail Foundation is raising money through the Marathon for construction of the Congress Avenue Trail Bridge, and I have pledged to help them by raising $500. Please help me support this awesome cause so that we can keep Austin beautiful for runners now and generations to come!

About the Trail Bridge at Congress Avenue

Thousands of Austinites and visitors use the trail each day. With that comes the usual wear and tear, but some parts of the Trail need more love than others, particularly the decades-old wooden bridge under Congress Avenue. For our standards, it is not safe enough, not accessible enough, and not functional enough for Trail users.

With the new bridge, we are going to:

  • Enhance bicyclist and pedestrian safety
  • Make the area ADA-accessible
  • Widen the trail
  • Make it more beautiful (especially while you view the Congress Avenue bats)
  • Provide connectivity with the Waller Creek area
  • And lower the city’s maintenance costs

About The Trail Foundation

The Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake is a place where we go to unwind and stay fit, connect with family and friends, soak in nature’s beauty and make memories. The Trail Foundation is essential in providing amenities that will enhance the experience.

Since its formation in 2003, The Trail Foundation has accomplished many projects along the 10.1-mile Trail and surrounding woodlands. Accomplishments range from multiple award-winning restrooms and trailheads to fundamental ecological work in the heart of downtown Austin. New projects will continue to include ADA accessibility as well as environmentally considerate design in order to mitigate impact on natural areas. TTF's largest project to date remains the Boardwalk that linked the Trail east and west of IH 35. Another landmark project 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 This outdated bridge will give way to a sweeping replacement that will eliminate the blind corner and associated safety issues. 

The Trail Foundation is able to accomplish these projects thanks to a unique public-private partnership with the City of Austin and because of committed donors like you. Your participation will raise funds that will further elevate Austin's central greenspace in the heart of downtown.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$245

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kelle Maslyn

    $25

  • Kirk Smith

    $50

  • Aunt B

    $30

  • Chrissy

    $30

  • Sadie Hurless

    $20

  • Mom & dad

    $50

  • Dripping Springs Post Office Employees

    $30

  • Abigail Lambertson

    $10

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49% Raised of $500 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

Abigail Lambertson

Abigail Lambertson

DONATION: $10

8 months ago

Dripping Springs Post Office Employees

Dripping Springs Post Office Employees

DONATION: $30

8 months ago

Mom & dad

Mom & dad

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Sadie Hurless

Sadie Hurless

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Chrissy

Chrissy

DONATION: $30

Playlist song: Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks 10 months ago

Aunt B

Aunt B

DONATION: $30

For Jessica's 30th bday, go Jess!!! 10 months ago

Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Kelle Maslyn

Kelle Maslyn

DONATION: $25

10 months ago