Greetings faithful readers! As you know, I am taking foster care classes with my wife. In addition, I will be running in my first FULL marathon this December. On top of all that I am in the middle of writing my masters paper. Earning a masters degree has bogged down a lot of my “change the world” hopes and dreams. I’m stuck reading and reading and reading without doing much of anything to actually make a difference. Foster care will, of course, make a big difference to people when my wife and I get to that point.
Well, in one of my foster care classes I learned that a women’s domestic violence group (womenspace) was struggling financially. (Video below)
I am running a marathon to burn off the stress of grad school and also to meet one of my “bucket list” items. Training for a marathon and grad school don’t leave much time to make a difference for others.
This made me think that I could run the Seattle Marathon and/or the Eugene Half Marathon for a charity. Great idea right!? I unsuccessfully googled how to set up this “run for charity” gig. I found a website called: runforcharity.com. But it seems to be a UK website and I am a U.S. citizen, so I was looking for a way to set this up in the United States.
Anyway… does anyone have experience running for charity? If so did you use a service to set-up the fundraising? How did you do it? I am hoping for something free.
I don’t want to enter a charity marathon. I want to run in a marathon for a specific charity. Furthermore I want to set it up so that all the money goes to the charity. In addition, because this is America… I want to avoid taxes and lawsuits!
So… how do I do this? Your thoughts and expertise are greatly needed. Thanks for reading!