Running for Justice

Relentless. Forward. Progress. The mantra of many ultra marathon runners. Most of you know that the name Relentless rises from my ultra marathon endeavors. I love challenging myself to see just how far I can run with the time and resources that I’ve got. The more I do these ultra marathons, the more I want to do the next one. Why not create one here?

An ultra marathon distance, requires quite a bit of organizing so I decided to make the race a timed event, as in, how far can participants run in the allotted time? I want to see what I can do in 24 hours, and to get some friends running with me, there will be 6 and 12 hour events as well. My friend’s kids want to run as well, so a 3-hour kids division will also be offered! This event is designed as a “fun run” with participants anteing up an entry fee to help cover the cost of rentals, food, water, and other necessary items for the race. It is not a fund-raiser for Relentless per se. Other runners are welcome to raise money for their own projects in a similar way as I am. We plan to start our adventure at 6pm the evening of 20 July 2012. We will all be running through the night (cooler that way) and some of us will still be running all through the next day.

For this 24-hour endurance event, I’d like to raise money for Relentless. Specifically, I would like to fund medical outreaches to red-light districts and after-care shelters. The money raised through this event will help outfit my medical kit with supplies and medicines such as a blood-pressure cuff, extra stethoscope, scale, eye-chart, commonly used over-the-counter medications, disposable clinic supplies (e.g. gloves, swabs, hand sanitizer), and other items. I could also help fund the expenses of Thai volunteers (nurses, doctors, etc) who are willing to travel with me to these places. If you have any questions about how the money will be used, please contact me directly.

Please consider pledging a certain amount of money per kilometer run.  I actually don’t know what I can do, since I’ve never done anything like this before. However, knowing that I can raise more money with each step I take will motivate me to push myself! My goal for 24 hours is to run 100 miles (about 160km).

Upon completion of this even I will inform you of the distance covered and the total pledge amount and the details of how you may choose to give. Donations can be made through my sending agency Interserve by this online giving website, or by check mailed to Interserve USA PO Box 418 Upper Darby, PA 19082-0418. I can also accept cash or a transfer via PayPal and I will issue you a receipt from Interserve for your donation to Relentless.

What I need to hear from you is how much you plan to pledge and the method you would like to use for donation to help me keep track of the person and amount.
Please return the following information to me via email pediattude@gmail.com or gorelentless@gmail.com.
Name______________________ Email:_____________________________  
pledge _________ per km
Preferred method of donation:
online or check donation to Interserve_____   PayPal ______  cash_____

Thank you so much for your support in this RELENTLESS effort!

Katherine

*note, some people get an error message saying that this is an unsecure site. If that happens, please visit the Interserve USA website for more information.

24 hours of:

justice.compassion.service.joy.freedom.hope.love.patience.endurance.shalom

kindness.humility.peace.sacrifice.perseverance.forgiveness.promise

fun.truth.encouragement.focus.courage.passion.relentlessness

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