Throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2013 I frequently talked about my participation with Charity Miles to run and walk miles in order to raise money for various charities. Because the majority of my miles throughout the late fall and winter have been completed on the treadmill, I’ve been unable to raise money since Charity Miles is GPS activated and does not allow for manual mileage input. Since posting my first Charity Miles summary back in August, I had only completed an additional 81 miles for charity until I stopped running outside in early November, and then my app sat on my phone untouched until just before we left for Disney World.
The Disney World 10k and half marathon pushed my Charity Miles mileage total into the 200s. With the lack of usage, however, I hadn’t tracked my mileage for quite some time until I sat down tonight to update my spreadsheet and realized that I’ve completed another 100 miles for Charity Miles!
Since my update on August 17th, I’ve raised an additional $25 for four different charities:
|Achilles International||3.25 miles||$0.81|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||74.55 miles||$18.6375|
|Stand Up to Cancer||23.324 miles||$5.831|
|Wounded Warrior Project||13.556 miles||$3.389|
This additional 100 miles brings my lifetime Charity Miles total to $53.90. My method for choosing which charity to complete miles for has remained the same: I try to raise funds and awareness for whichever charity is most closely associated to the next race I’ll be running. Since the main beneficiary of Disney World Marathon Weekend was the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and I spent my fall and early winter focused on training for the half marathon, the majority of my miles were completed for that LLS.
Hopefully warmer weather will be here soon and I’ll be back outside for the majority of my runs and raising even more money for some well deserving charities!
QOTD: What charities do you prefer to raise money for?