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SHARE OUR STRENGTH, INC.

Antarctic Ice Marathon - 26.2 miles and minus 20 degrees

Donations as of December 22, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$1,801.20 Raised Online
$1,801.20 Total Raised

Antarctic Ice Marathon - 26.2 miles and minus 20 degrees

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

On December 12, 2010, I will be running the Ice Marathon in the interior of Antarctica.  The Ice Marathon is the southernmost marathon in the world, and is a full 26.2 mile race held just a few hundred miles from the South Pole.

Race conditions include:

  • An average windchill temperature of minus 20 degrees;
  • Strong katabatic winds;
  • Snow and ice underfoot throughout the course; and
  • The race is run at a 3000' altitude

I am looking forward to this most formidable challenge.  The consensus from others seems to be that this effort is one part crazy and one part audacious.

In conjunction with the race, I am raising money for an organization that has an equally audacious but more urgent goal.  Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States.  Nationally, 15% of all U.S. households and nearly 1 in 4 children experienced hunger in the past year, and 62% of U.S. teachers say they see children who regularly come to school hungry because they don't get enough to eat at home.  Some 49 million+ Americans lack the means to regularly put enough nutritious food on the table.

To tackle these issues, Share Our Strength has embarked on the No Kid Hungry campaign, which aims to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2015.  Your donation will quite literally help put food on the table for children facing hunger.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and completely secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.  So I appreciate any warm thoughts you might send in a Southerly direction, and *really* appreciate your support in helping this organization and its mission.  Please forward this to others whom you think might want to support this cause...

Further information:

www.icemarathon.com

www.strength.org

www.nokidhungry.org

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Steve Purdy Great cause!
$100.00
Rick Meyer Congratulations on your marathon
$25.00
Tracy Kuehnle Hope it went great! Can't wait to hear about it!
$25.00
Wendy Schuman We'll have hot cocoa when you get back!
$25.00
Jim Hogan #1 John Welk. #2 Chuck Norris.
$50.00
Ann Treinen Good luck!
$100.00
Eric Klein
$25.00
Gormley You go, John. Great leadership.
$100.00
John Crowder Can you wear ice skates?
$25.00
Heather Rewiski The Ice Man cometh!
$26.20
Jen Prewitt More power to you -- best of luck with this awesome challenge!
$100.00
Jenny Lennon Watch out for the wolves and the tent with the hole
$25.00
Larry McFadden You'll do great!
$25.00
Paula Steenstra Run Forest Run!
$25.00
Amy Grabow Good luck!
$50.00
Aileen Russell Bring your mittens!! Good luck!
$50.00
Brynne Schmitt You will be the fastest wolf out there!
$25.00
Noreen & Matt Rich
$100.00
Kristin Jensen Good luck and watch out for the wolves:)
$25.00
Jen Ganahl Good Luck and Stay Warm!!
$25.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Melissa Samuta
$25.00
Terrie Wendricks Best of Luck
$50.00
Jason & Melissa Bronstad John - You're quite the man - stay warm!
$100.00
Matt Great cause. Dress warm you nut.
$100.00
Computer System Innovations, Inc.
$50.00
Doug Morris Are you nuts?
$50.00
laston charriez u the man!
$25.00
Brenda Holt I think this is 2 part crazy, but the cause is commendable! Stay warm and best of luck!
$50.00
Betsy Kalmar Best of luck!
$50.00
Grace and Finn Sounds like a great time...
$25.00
Joe Cohen
$25.00
Amy Dresser Good Luck and WIll look forward to your trip debrief!
$50.00
Kyle Reynolds
$100.00
Anonymous
$50.00

Donation Summary

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Total Raised
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