Antarctic Ice Marathon - 26.2 miles and minus 20 degrees
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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...