Seven years ago when I dusted off my running shoes and began running with Hope Water, I thought I would run one half marathon and mark it off my bucket list. I began raising money to help build wells and bring clean water to areas of Africa, praying it would help change lives there. What I didn’t realize was the tremendous impact this team would also have on my life and so many lives around me here. This community has helped me through some of the best and worst times and I am forever grateful. Now with nine half marathons and a 70.3 Ironman under my belt, this year I'm going to try to add a 100 mile bike ride, another 70.3, and the Detroit half marathon. The training will not be easy but having a greater purpose makes the journey so worthwhile. Some of the events may be cancelled but I still intend to train, raise money, and race (even if this means virtually) because the need for clean water will not be cancelled.
Clean water is crucial for life and I believe every person on earth should have access to this vital necessity. My goal is to raise $2000 to help bring clean water to areas of Kenya and Sierra Leone. Every dollar is greatly appreciated and every bit helps this mission. Please consider being part of my support team as I compete in the Traverse City 70.3 Ironman, Assenmacher 100, and the Detroit Half Marathon with Hope Water International in 2020.