A Successful Santa Hustle Fundraiser

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!

after the race
prepping before the race
My sister Susan, my mom, and cousin Phil.


Author: Ken Menkhaus

Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. Specialist on Somalia and the Horn of Africa. Interests include development, statebuilding, informal governance systems, peace and conflict studies, and political Islam. I also teach on philanthropy and the non-profit sector.

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