‘Run Josh Run’ Puts Focus on Water Project in Kenya
Running 100 miles would be an accomplishment on its own. Running 100 miles in 24 hours for pledges to raise money for a water project in Kenya takes it to a whole new level. That is exactly what Josh Fuller will attempt to do this weekend to raise funds for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and increase awareness for the need of over one billion people around the world to have access to a clean, reliable source of water.
“Run Josh Run began two years ago out of Josh’s enthusiasm for endurance running and providing assistance for those most in need.” said Jonathan Herrboldt, manager for EWB Wyoming’s project in Mbita, Kenya. “In the two years that we have held this event, the University and the Laramie community have been very supportive of our efforts and we have raised about $15,000 that has gone towards our Kenya water project.”
Herrboldt says that as Fuller runs around the track, people are welcome to join him and can hop in whenever they want for however long they want. If you would like to gather pledges for laps or miles and participate in the marathon, you can register online by clicking here. Rumor has it there is at least one other member of the Laramie community that has taken up the challenge to run 100 miles in 24 hours with Fuller.
The event will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex at the corner of 30th and Willett in Laramie. Pledge forms can be found by clicking here. Or if people would like to make a donation directly to the University of Wyoming Chapter of EWB, you can do so by clicking here.