Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Run for Kids 12 Hour Challenge, 50K and 5K Run

I am setting up a run, here in Birmingham called The Run for Kids 12 Hour Challenge.  There will also be a 50K and 5K runs.  The Run for Kids Challenge will be a fund raiser for Camp Smile-A-Mile. Camp (SAM) is a non-profit organization in Alabama for children with cancer. The camp's mission is to provide year round recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients, their families as well as young adult counselors who are cancer survivors from Alabama, at no cost. 

100% of registration and sponsorship proceeds from the race will go directly to Camp SAM.  The race will take place at Veteran's Park in Hoover, Alabama.  (In the Birmingham area.)  The trail is a professionally designed 5K course where major cross-country meets are held.   The course is a 3 mile loop and covered in fine crushed rock.  It is fairly level and would be a great chance to see just how far you can run in 12 hours.  Trail shoes are not needed.

 We will also ask all participants to request that friends and family sponsor them in the race.  That is, ask everyone you know to pledge a certain amount per mile, or per lap run.  We are working on a pretty cool (one of a kind) prize for the top fund raiser.  There is another event I have participated in for Camp SAM called the Ride of Love.  This is a 150 mile bike ride from Tuscaloosa to Children's Harbor, (the location of Camp SAM) on Lake Martin, near Alexander City, Alabama.  This year, in the 10 year of the ride, 74 riders raised $170,000.  That is a goal worth shooting for.

Come out and help us get started.  Please follow this link to our web site.   Run for Kids Challenge.
Also, Please go to the Camp SAM web page a watch the videos on the first page and Ride of Love page.  Camp Smile-A-Mile

Thank you,
David Tosch 

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