The Santa Hustle half-marathon, which partnered with the NC Chapter of the ALS Association to enable us to fundraise as part of the event, was a great success. We raised over $30,000, and had a great group of friends and family running part or all of the half marathon with me as I rolled through the 13.1 miles on a recumbent trike loaned to us by Charlotte Cycles (BIG thank you to Charlotte Cycles!). I have to be honest — triking the half marathon was actually pretty easy, much easier than working out on a recumbent bike in the gym. Those trikes are built for speed, so whenever I got to a downhill, I flew! Many thanks to everyone who supported this effort, with your contributions, your participation, your help organizing the event, and your moral support!
Next Saturday (Dec 14) I’m helping to fundraise for the ALS Association NC chapter as we partner with the Santa Hustle half marathon. A variety of different groups are sponsoring one of the 13 miles to raise money, and will have an escort running alongside me as I attempt to finish the 13 miles on a recumbent trike. Training so far is looking good, I can complete 10 miles in 52 minutes. But stationary bikes don’t have to go up hills! A big thanks to Santa Hustle for partnering with the ALS Association, to Charlotte Cycles for loaning me a recumbent trike, and for all of you who have already contributed to the fundraiser. I’ll post photos, hopefully of me finishing the ride in one piece. The link to the gofundme page is here: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/santa-hustle-for-als