Tuesday, September 16, 2008
And We're Off!
This past Saturday we kicked off our fundraising with an open house at National PowerSports Distributors. We had an amazing time at the shop, especially seeing as a few of our wish families showed up to lend a hand and some support. Zach, Steph and Emily are all wonderful kids and their families extra special. It truly is an honor to be running on their behalf.
The shop donated $100 from the sale of every motorcycle, offered up bike cleaning and detailing for donation. We sold Make-A-Wish stickers, wrist bands, etc. And we kicked off the raffle of the 2007 Honda Shadow 600, which you can buy tickets for now through December at $20 a piece (see buttons on the right).
All in all, we had an amazing day raising over $1,800 for The Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH on our first day. We still have $8,200 and we know we can do it. But we can't do it alone. We still need your help. So spread the word about what us crazy guys are doing next month and get your motorcycle lovin' friends to try their luck on an awesome ride!
(Stephi goes for a spin!)
Nate and I both ran in the Pisgah State Park 50K this past Sunday out in Chesterfield, NH; which is right down the road from where we plan to start next month. We got a first hand look at our route on the way home from the race and we both acknowledge that there is nothing easy about what we plan to do. The hills are all 2-3 miles in length, relentless and paved.. yuck! But it's still a small price to pay for such an amazing cause.
Nate finished the 50K (31 Miles) in 5:59 while I ran in at 6:31. What made the event extra special (besides the rain and endless mud) was seeing our friend Steve VanOrden finish his first 50K. On Sunday, Steve proved to many folks in his life that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. With that being said, we hope many of you will continue to consider coming out to run along side us next month. We'd really enjoy your company.
We're still working out the details on some special events we hope to have taking place during our run across NH. Once we finalize the details, we'll relay the info to you all here and hope to see you in Concord and in Rye during our run for some special events thanks to our sponsors. Stay tuned!