Thursday, August 14, 2008

1 gallon = $10K

So I have decided to institute a little challenge. For every $10,000 dollars raised through Running4Water I am going to carry 1 gallon of water throughout the Portland Marathon. Currently we have raised $2,826.10, so we need $7173.90 for the first gallon. I think this will help highlight that in addition to the health concerns of bad water, small children carry water (8lbs per gallon) very long distance. This takes up the time they could be spending receiving education as well as heavily taxes an often malnourished frame. Lets spread the word, the Portland Marathon is Oct 5th.

Monday, July 14, 2008

You Can Run4Water

Check out this new site.

You can create your very own page just like mine and help bring clean water to the thirsty.

Do it for health, yours and theirs.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Good Article

The above link is to a little blurb about Running4Water on the Imago Dei Community website.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Facebook is a great tool

Thanks to facebook I have found the easiest way to coordinate donating.

All donations will flow directly to LWI, but will be designated for the Running4Water projects.

Facebook also allows some cool ways to share ideas and info with lots of people.

Monday, May 5, 2008

13.1 Miles For Water

Yesterday I completed my first ever half marathon. It was so great. There is an amazing sense of community surrounding a race. Kyle, a buddy of mine, came down from Portland and ran with me. The first ten miles felt like a nice jog, hanging out talking with a good friend, even though we were at running at the fastest pace I had run at.

Today I feel a little stiff, but overall I had such a great time that I am more excited about the Portland Marathon than ever before. If anyone has ever wanted to attempt a marathon this is a really great reason to do one. As a plus, the Portland marathon is billed as one of the best walking marathons in the country.

Thanks to all the people who pledged support for this half marathon. The total mileage was 13.1 miles. See the posts below for instructions on how to mail in, or phone in a payment. Thanks again, and be on the look out for updates over the summer. I might try to sneak in another race or two before the Portland Marathon.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Last post before my first race.

The Living Water online donation system is up and running. If you haven't made your donation, this is probably the easiest way to do it. Please remember to include the gift code "Running4Water - Ghana". Currently there is no location for the gift code, so include it in the Address Line 2. Of course you can still donate over the phone or by mail (see posts below).

I am heading down to Eugene in an hour or so for my first ever half marathon. I am excited to share my passion for clean water with runners and individuals I meet. Of course upon my return I will send out an update to tell everyone how my run went.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Progress Report

Thanks so much to all the people that have already decided to pledge support for this project. I would ask that you continue to spread the message. Currently LWI's online donation site is down, so please use

their phone number 281-207-7800

or their mailing address
Living Water International
PO Box 35496
Houston, TX 77235-5496

And remember to include the gift code "Running4Water - Ghana" so the accounting department will know to allocate all the funds to this project.

Many people have expressed desire to join me in this project. That is absolutely wonderful. Please send me your contact information, and I would like to include your name and races on this blog to share with everyone.

My running has been going very well. Today I ran about 3.5 miles with a friend of mine. It was great to run and talk about water and how awesome it is that we can do something to make a difference. If you're on the fence please consider supporting me during my first half marathon. I am asking people to consider $1 per mile, so $13.10. It's a great way to have a huge impact in the world.