100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

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Back in April, I happened across Charity Miles and made the decision to train not only for the benefit of my own training progression, but also as a way to assist those in need.  Because Charity Miles is GPS activated, only my outdoor training activities and races count towards raising money, so not every run or walk that I have completed has counted.  For those of you unfamiliar with Charity Miles, be sure to check out my introduction to this incredible system, but the basic idea is that for every mile I run or walk $0.25 is donated to the charity of my choice.

During tonight’s run, I completed my 100th mile for Charity Miles, which means that through my own sweat and hard work I’ve raised $25 across four different charities.  My fundraising efforts breaks down as follows:

Achilles International

3.185 miles

$0.80

Feeding America

22.986 miles

$5.746

Stand Up to Cancer

27.64 miles

$6.91

Wounded Warrior Project

47.098 miles

$11.77

Total

100.909 miles

$25.23

My method for choosing a charity to raise funds and awareness for is quite simple: I base it off of the charity associated with the next race that I will be running.  For example, the primary charity associated with my next race is, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Mini Marathon, is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Because St. Jude isn’t an available charity on Charity Miles I’ve been training and raising money instead for another cancer research organization, Stand Up to Cancer, which is an available option through Charity Miles.

While some people may think that $25 isn’t a lot, I’m truly proud of the effort that I’ve put forth in order to raise every penny.  I haven’t had to ask others for donations, but instead have poured my own sweat (and at times some tears) into my efforts to raise funds for these worthy organizations.  I look forward to raising even more money for these four organizations as well as others as I continue on with my running journey.

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4 Responses to 100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

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  3. katymarie5 says:

    I LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for introducing me to Charity Miles.

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