August 23rd brings runners and walkers will expend their leg power on the mountains surrounding Breckenridge, Colorado in the 2nd Annual Race for the Mountains. This trail running event was started in 2007 as Mountain to Mountain’s keystone event. In its inaugural year, two hundred men and women sweat their way across the face of Peak 8 to raise over $7,000 for girls education in remote mountain communities of Pakistan.
This year, R4M, hopes to extend its reach as Mountain to Mountain works to build schools and create opportunity in Afghanistan. A change of date to late summer means we avoid our late June snows and still muddy trails. It also means we need runners, racers, and walkers to get our new date on their busy summer calendar.
Not a runner, grab some friends and hike the short course! The trails are calling out and the mountain views are spectacular.
Whether you race, run, walk, or hike, join Board Member, Megan Weber and set up an online fundraising page. Megan has set a goal to run the 5km short course to celebrate her journey towards health after dealing with lupus for two years. She set up a page at Firstgiving.com and is asking friends and family to help support her efforts and in turn support girl’s education in Afghanistan. Support her efforts, or join us and set up your own fundraising page with a goal that means something to you. Maybe you want to run your first 10km, or set a PR, or simply win bragging rights for putting your sweat equity to work at 10,000 feet. Simply select Mountain 2 Mountain as your charity partner and then you are ready to upload photos, links and set a goal for friends and family to support. Email your friends, post to your Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace pages and let people know that you are racing to support Mountain to Mountain!
The creation of Team M2M