A Full Realization

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Not quite a month ago, I wrote a blog post that was titled, “An Interesting Question….” You can read it if you like but it detailed a conversation I had had where someone asked me what I’d do for the next 20 years if I wasn’t at my current job. I answered, that I’d love to do “What I do with the running team but bigger.”

Part of that answer is a belief that I could grow it to a point where I could make it my profession full time and provide for my family through it. I truly think that with a little time that I could. The kicker is that I love what I do already though, but the thought of what Runners Doing Good could be hasn’t left my head.

Part of that is because of a look to next year. Last year’s race and campaign felt like unfinished business for NeighborLink Fort Wayne. This year has felt completely and wholly different.

It has been more personal, more creative, more direct, and sustaining than any other campaign. It’s also much riskier than any campaign has been as we’ve not had an ounce of sponsorship. I fully comprehend why we don’t have any sponsorship and that’s because we’re not a non-profit. Without that, organizations struggle to just give to individuals and at the heart of it, I’m the one they look at and I get that they can’t just hand over $1,000 to some guy even if they’ve worked with that guy before.

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The behind the scenes part of organizing a non-profit running “foundation” aside, this thought and internal debate over taking that step forward has been more constant than ever. In all honesty, it’s been there since we decided to move from Kate’s Kart to NeighborLink but this year just being out there on a limb, or at least feeling this way, has given root to that idea more than ever.

Even more so, though, is the thought of what could this all be if it were fully realized? Now, I don’t honestly believe that this will come to be but if it were to somehow hit a chord and snowball in a way that much of our story already has, then anything is possible, right?

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So with all of that said, here’s a list of thoughts and things I’d love to say that Runners Doing Good, could become if it had the chance to reach full realization, keeping in mind that many of these are pipedreams and wishes but are still things that have registered a thought at some point. So here it is in no particular order….

  • Reach Non-Profit Status
  • Fully fund the operation through the creation of income streams. In the past, we’ve had sponsors from the community that have helped with this. Annual Ragnars cost us approximately $1,500 between registration, t-shirts, website, etc. That’s just for Trail Ragnars. Road Ragnars are nearly twice that.
  • Grow awareness of the team locally. Much of what we’ve done has been to the benefit of local organizations and groups. If we can continue to do that then we need to spread our name better so that when Team RDG puts the call out that folks answer it. The running community is pretty amazing and the more engaged local runners can be with what we do, I know the more willing they’ll be to support us.
  • Create a full Ambassador program with people willing to make their miles count through a commitment to raise dollars to support what Runners Doing Good does. The Ambassador program should have a host of benefits from discounts at local running stores to nutrition and hydration solutions to free entries into different races.
  • Get included in the Fort 4 Fitness charity list so that a portion of Ambassadors’ registration can go to Runners Doing Good
  • Have a gear store of RDG logo’d products for purchase but also place runners, in our gear, in the major races within the area.
  • Get a state level sponsor. It would be amazing to be supported by groups based outside of Fort Wayne as it would show the impact we’re having is growing.
  • Get a national sponsor. See above but bigger.
  • Have relationships with a major running centric brand(s). If we’re able to show that runners of the Average Joe variety are supported by someone big like Asics, Brooks, Nuun, Nathan, Petzl, BocoGear, Gatorade, Ragnar, etc. then it proves that high level support for even them is possible because of the impact we’re making.
  • Grow the Relay Team. Have larger core of runners willing to participate in Ragnar style relay events so that it’s easier to field one team with the hope of growing that to multiple teams.
  • Take the Team Farther – One of those additional teams should race outside of the midwest
  • Grow the Scope of the mission beyond just Fort Wayne community needs. It would be incredible to have a relationship with a national charitable organization that we could work with and support.
  • Write a book about all of this
  • Consult other relay teams on best practices for running relay events and fundraising as well.
  • Ragnar Minnesota for Brave Like Gabe. This is one that was on my mind years ago. I never actually met Gabe Grunewald in person, however, she followed Runners Doing Good on Instagram and we chatted back and forth about what we were trying to do. At the time, it was more focused on highlighting other runners accomplishments and fundraising endeavors. She was all about it. That was in late January or early February and we even discussed doing an interview or questionnaire to highlight her and Brave Like Gabe. My dream there was to ultimately bring Runners Doing Good to Minnesota to benefit Brave Like Gabe with her and Justin on the team in some capacity. Not long after we conversed back and forth, within a few months actually, her condition worsened and she passed. This hasn’t happened and part of me really wants to still do this.
  • Create an Allstar team to crush a Ragnar Road Relay’s fastest times and our best fundraising totals. We’d need incredible fundraisers willing to draw a ton of attention to the cause to raise as much as possible for it and then several out of this world runners who could make up for how slow I am and still break Ragnar’s best time. See above….
  • Expand the scope of the athletics to more than just Runners Doing Good but to ___________ Doing Good with different athletes achieving other crazy feats in the name of raising money for great causes. For instance, riding a bike the length of Indiana or someone kayaking a river or completing an IronMan.
  • Become big enough that we become an amplifier, for runners making a difference within their community, that can help drive traffic to their causes so that their running and fundraising campaigns are as absolutely successful as possible. Think….The Chive but for runners but without me putting on a tube top.
  • Become self sufficient enough that this could become a fulltime gig for me.

So as you can see, there’s all sorts of things that I think this could be. To sit here right now and say that any of this is possible feels like I’m half crazy because maybe it’s not and I could be dead wrong but it also could be a bit fun if some of it actually hits.

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In the end, this whole adventure has been a true blessing. Many of us that have done this have had the opportunity to do this multiple times from the Runnin’ Not Walken years till now have had such a unique experience. Michael, Jenn, Andrew, Courtney, Melissa, Chris, and myself…we have have been able to make a difference in the world through the craziness of our Ragnar adventures and made memories that no one can take away that will ultimately last our lifetimes. I know that I will personally hold all of those moments and laughs as precious. It’s truly been that type of special to me.

So what does the future hold? I don’t know but for now, I am beyond grateful for this experience and I look forward to whatever possibilities lie ahead.

Sincerely,

Gabe

Let’s Finish Strong!

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Hills are great metaphors for anything tough. Sometimes they’re little and you can fly up and then down but then sometimes, they’re just plain daunting as you come across one after another. Other times, you come across one and you’re not sure how you could ever get up that darn thing.

The one in the picture is a bit like the latter description and it’s not a metaphor at all. It is most definitely waiting for us out there at Ragnar Trail Michigan. During last year’s race, Jenn warned me that there was on the Yellow Loop that was an absolute doozy and that a “power hike”, and there were a lot of those out there, would be necessary but this one in particular was noticeable. I asked her where it was exactly and she couldn’t quite remember the mile marker but that it was a “you’ll know it when you get to it” kind of a deal.

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As we just hit the Easter holiday, our group of friends and I received a text from the Dee Family that their immigration approval came in the mail and that “the pressure is on” as they could realistically travel in the next few weeks.

With today beginning our matching opportunity, looking at raising an additional $1,500 for them, and thinking about what to write here, it made me feel that much of this process has had to feel like that hill for them. More appropriately, it’s probably felt like a series of hills like that, I’d imagine.

For those of you who have kids, you know the feeling of loving them so much that you’d move mountains for them if you had to do so. For the Dees, they’ve faced a mountain just to bring their daughter home. That’s just an incredible thing and our hope is that we can aid them in climbing that mountain.

So here’s where we’re at:

We’ve got the ability to match the $1,500 through a very generous donor who’s been with us for years. From there, we’ll be able to take those dollars and apply what’s left towards the Dee’s Matching Grant which has approximately $1841 left.

That’s going to give us the ability to take this from $5838.48 that’s netted out as of right now and get $3,000 prior to GoFundMe and Facebook fees, which should allow us to wipe out the rest of their grant. That’ll get us to the $9500 range in total funds raised because of Runners Doing Good’s efforts and then we’d still have $1159 left over.

Our efforts should help the campaign reach $10,000 for the very first time. That’d be amazing for them and be quite the testament to the creativity of our efforts.

So how can you help?

If you’re on Facebook, please visit:

Runners Doing Good for Dee Family Adoption!

If you’re NOT on Facebook, please visit our GoFundMe Page:

Runners Doing Good for Dee Family Adoption

And if you’re already donated, please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!!

Thank you all for your consideration and hopefully your generosity. We and the Dee Family, especially, truly appreciate you all.

Sincerely,

Gabe & Team Runners Doing Good

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Meet the Runners – #3 – Kati

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The above is an interaction I had with Kati’s husband, and fellow teammate of ours, Andrew, after I’d posted Michael’s meet the runner profile. It made me laugh so I had to share…the picture of it…not Kati’s details. Haha.

Now…on to Kati! I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Kati for more than 15 years. She’s truly one of the good ones. We’re proud, and quite frankly, lucky to have her join us last year. Every year has a Ragnar Rookie and sometimes a few but Kati was 2021’s lone rookie on the team.

I know that Andrew bugged her about joining for a year or two and he finally convinced her. Ragnar Trail Michigan was tough on all of us as we were all rookies to the trail format but when you’ve never been a part of this team, the first year is always tough for one reason or another.

I know that Kati, being a former collegiate runner, wasn’t happy when she told me that she walked a lot of the last leg of the race. To which, I said, “It’s ok. We’re not here to win or even set any records. It’s about the journey and you survived.”

I truly was happy and proud of Kati for all of the hardwork she put in last year and I think having been through it and understanding the challenge, I honestly felt she wanted another shot at it and that’s part of why she’s back for another go at it.

Usually, this is where I ask folks who are friends or family members to support her by donating in her name to our cause of choice but if you’ve read yesterday’s post, you know what we are gearing up for something special this Monday so I’d ask that if you’re a fan, friend, or family member that hasn’t donated yet to support the Dee Family, please read our latest post (link below) and you’ll understand why we’re asking you to wait till Monday.

Light The Match!

After Monday, we’ll repost this and ask you all to jump in. Kati’s pretty awesome and we hope to hear from you all then!

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Light The Match!

We Rise By Lifting Others

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We are excited to make an announcement! Usually we start off a fundraiser this way but we’re thrilled to end one with this to see how high we can push this fundraiser.

It’s funny because we’re basically in a spot where we should have netted the fundraising to the Dees in the $5400 range right now. $5,000 was our goal with the hope to push it even higher so that we could deliver the best results possible for Jayme and Tony Dee and we hit our goal fairly early in our process.

All things considered, and I’m speaking from a position of this being the 4th time we’ve gone over $5,000, and while it’s never taken for granted, it does feel like business as usual. I don’t want to feel ho-hum about it because being in this place means we’ve done something really good but I feel like we have the opportunity to do something truly special here.

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Starting on Tax Day, Monday, April 18th, we’re being given an opportunity to at a matching opportunity from a long time and dedicated supporter of the team. This person has had our back from the very beginning. I know he popped up because of our Runnin’ Not Walken name and how he loved that name but he never backed down from nudging us forward and supporting us in bigger and and bigger ways.

So next Monday, when we kick off this Matching Opportunity, we’ll have the ability to match what we raise, up to $1,500, and this is a big deal because we can still throw this towards the Dee’s Matching Grant. This is truly what you call a force multiplier as they have approximately $2,000 left on the matching grant.

So in theory, we could turn $1,500 into $3,000. Then $2,000 of that…into $4,000 plus the leftover $1,000 and we could….hit a 5 digit fundraiser for the first time ever. It would be a remarkable accomplishment in the history of our team, for the Dee Family, and for the future of the team.

So for now….I’m asking for everyone to hold their donations and wait for Monday. You’ll be hearing more from us in the coming days!

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An Interesting Question…

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“Gratitude Makes Sense of Our Past, Brings Peace for Today, and Creates a Vision for Tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie
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I love these pictures. There’s just an awful lot to take in there from over the last 7 years and this year as we march towards the end of June, still waiting on consistently good weather to venture outside, is no different. Creating new adventures with friends, new and old, and making a difference in varied ways still excites me.

This year has, with some help of a grant, gotten us to some goals rather quickly. Once we deposit our next batch of dollars into the grant, we’ll be over approximately $5,700 raised for the Dee Family and this is awfully weird to say but it feels rather ho-hum. It’s not a satisfied feeling but a feeling of this is where we are meant to be and a feeling that’s well beyond that.

It is a more pervasive feeling which remains and that’s how high can we push this? I still feel very strongly about what we can do here and I think nothing less than our all time high is acceptable now. In 2019, we raised $7,443 to benefit NeighborLink Fort Wayne. In that year, we had business sponsorship, matches, and a much larger team and we were able to get it to nearly $7500.

It was a monumental feat and yet, I feel like we’re in a spot where more is certainly possible even despite zero sponsors, zero businesses involved, and a team that’s 3/4’s the size of our previous years. I just happen to believe in our team more, our mission more, and the impact of good people doing good things.

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None of this is new, however. Those believes have been there but I had an interesting conversation that spawned a question that was posed to me in the last 2 weeks that has stuck with me in a significant way and I thought I’d share it with you.

It had the opportunity to interview for a job that I had a good bit of interest in. I wasn’t chosen but that may end up being a blessing. That revelation is for another day but one of the interview questions really put me on the spot. I had been told that questions within this interview would be different than anything I’d ever faced in prior interviews and this person was more than right.

The question was: “If you weren’t doing this job for the next 20 years and were maybe not even with our company, what would be your ideal job for the second half of our career?”

I could have picked anything. I loved working in the lumberyard before I began the job I’m in now. I truly did. Running a forklift was a blast and I could have been perfectly happy doing that if I made a good enough wage. I also love sales and have proven to be good at it as well. I could see myself latching on to something else within the industry I’m and approaching it from a different angle and seeing where that takes me. Again, I could have picked anything but do you know what I said?

I said, “What I do with the running team already.” They asked me to expand. I told them that I could absolutely see myself within the nonprofit sector. It’s not the running, per se, that I was enamored with but the networking, the recruiting of runners, the solicitation of sponsors, and the impact of tackling something epic with the purpose of doing something good for a worth cause, organization, or individual in need. The personal impact has greatly affected me over the last 7 years and this year is no different.

We chit chatted a bit more beyond that section of questioning but it’s not left me. I have made no secret of wanting to grow this beyond its current state. There are more impacts to make and in bigger ways.

So with that, I will be writing a Part 2 to this post that will explore about what this all looks like, if in my ultimate Pipe Dream, this all comes to fruition. Most likely, reality falls a considerable distance short of that, however, if you don’t aim for the stars, why are you aiming at all?

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Runners Doing Good: By the Numbers Post Ragnar Trail Michigan ’21

Runners Doing Good

3, 2, & 1 – Number of Ragnar Road Relays run in Chicago and Michigan and Trail Relays in Michigan

10 – Number of Vans rented

33 – Number of different runners that have run on behalf of Runnin’ Not Walken Runners Doing Good since 2015

1,097 – Miles run, in total, by Runners Doing Good

5.8 – Fewest total miles run by one runner since 2015

98.76 – Most total miles run by one runner since 2015

11 – Longest consecutive miles run during a Ragnar – Kelly Kreischer running part of runner 1’s 2nd leg and her whole 2nd leg as well.

9 – Percentage of RDG’s total miles that the runner with the most total miles has run

16 – Runners who have run at least twice with RDG

8 – Runners who have run at least 3 times

188.4 – Mileage of the shortest road course we’ve ran (2017)

128.8 – Mileage of the shortest course we’ve run – Ragnar Trail Michigan (2021)

201.1 – Mileage of the longest course we ran (2018)

31 – Fewest hours on the course for a Road Race (2015)

33.75 – Most hours on the course (2018)

32.50 – Most current course time (Ragnar Michigan ’19)

28 – Hours on the course at Ragnar Trail Michigan ’21

94 – High Temp when we finished in Chicago in 2016, the hottest temperature we’ve competed in.

43 – Low Temp during the night run in Michigan in 2018, the coldest temperature we’ve competed in

32,870 – Dollars raised for Fort Wayne area charities

Fundraiser Update

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It’s been a little while so I thought now was as good of a time to provide a quick update on where we’re at with our fundraiser to benefit the Dee Family.

18 States!
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So first off….we’ve received donations from individuals in 18 different states! That map looks amazingly green and that’s been, at minimum, a great networking success. 18 states is better than we did last year when we netted 15 states so that’s already been a win there.

Additionally, looking at our donations so far this year, we have had a lot of folks that haven’t donated yet that will be able to boost our totals tremendously. Many of those donations will color that map even more. I believe we have a solid shot at 4-5 more states which would mean we’d only need a couple more to hit 50% of the map. The cool part of that is many of those are runners supporting the team and our mission and are people who don’t know the Dee Family so that’s been a huge boost to our fundraiser.

So now for that part you’ve been waiting on….TOTALS!

In total, we have raised, in pledges, $3,031. That’s a combination of 2 Facebook Fundraisers netting us $1896, $370 in cash donations between the Arnolds and Mills, and $765 from GoFundMe.

March has been a particularly slow month for us with different things going on so of that number, so we’ve only raise a few hundred since that time. In total, by February 25th, we deposited $2,720.64 into a matching grant that the Dee’s had. That brought our overall total to $5,441.28 at that point.

Currently, we have about $150.59 that’s netted out from the online fundraisers that will be deposted soon which will double and put us over $5700 raised for them.

After talking with Jayme, they have $2040.36 left in the grant! Let’s keep working and see what we can do to eat up the rest of that number!

Donate at the link below to keep driving that number higher!

Runners Doing Good 4 Dee Family Adoption!

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Meet the Runners – #2 – Michael

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The Big Fella is Back!
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In our second runner profile, we’re highlighting Michael! Michael has been one of our better runners since the moment he joined the team. He’s been on every team we’ve fielded since 2016, not missing a mile once and even taking on extra mileage as needed.

Funny enough, if he wasn’t so slow to respond to texts and emails, he’d probably be our all-time mileage leader but he responded to his invitation for Ragnar Chicago 2015, while we were already in Chicago!

That all said though, he has been amazing to have on the team. He has always made it easy on us as he’ll take on any assignment thrown at him with this easy going, “yea, no problem…I got this” approach that takes the pressure off of worrying whether we’re pushing him too much. Even better, he comes through every time. He always makes it look pretty easy which is remarkable even more when you consider, he doesn’t have the prototypical runner’s build.

At 6’5″ and and a trimmed down 230 or less…he’s built for football and for a time, he was the starting center on Ohio Dominican’s collegiate team. If you’re running Ragnar Trail Michigan last year and were worried about bears and heard something big running behind you at night, it might have been Michael!

As mentioned before, he’s given us everything we could have ever asked for and more throughout the years. He is projected to, by race-end this year, to have run his 102nd mile for Runners Doing Good. That puts him firmly in 2nd place on our career list.

Most importantly, as his godfather, and the fact that he lives 3 hours away, it has been a blast to get to hang out and share this adventure with him. When you don’t get to spend a ton of time together during the year, it’s pretty awesome to get 40 hours straight to catch up on life and then tackle this challenge together. It’s good stuff and I couldn’t be more excited to have him back for another year!

To support him, make a donation to our GoFundMe page to benefit the Dee Family at the link below!

Runners Doing Good 4 Dee Family Adoption

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Meet the Runners – #1 – Jenn

“It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.”

Nelson Mandela
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Starting today, through the end of the running campaign, I’ll begin introducing our runners. I think the last several years, I’ve started with Jenn. She’s where days begin for me and really this whole running and fundraising adventure began as well.

Without her, this wouldn’t have happened. In 2015, I decided to embark on this and timing probably wasn’t the best. Our youngest was born in December and we had a run just 5 months later. With children 0, 2, and 4, she probably should have said no or I shouldn’t have started it in the first place….probably the latter.

But here we are. She’s allowed this craziness to take root. She’s supported it and continually asked, “What can I do to help?” It is remarkable and in the end, there was no way it wasn’t going to happen but she got sucked into it herself.

The picture above is from 2016 when I asked her to be part of our support staff by helping drive and do what was necessary to help the team. Van 2 didn’t really have any drivers because they wanted more space. Van 1, opted for two. We had Adam (Big Wheels) and then Jenn (Hot Wheels) joined us. Adam did all of the driving and Jenn kept us alive.

I don’t mean to make anyone in Van 2 sound bad. That’s not the point here but Ragnar Chicago 2016 saw temps hit 90+ and I am beyond convinced that our van was, overall, stronger because of her. She made sure we were hydrating ourselves prior to each run, stopping to support the runners during their runs, and handing them a water or Gatorade immediately after they finished so they could get something in them. She handled the van’s hydration and nutritional needs. It was still incredibly difficult to navigate and there were still bumps in the road.

I, personally had to pull up with a couple miles to go on my last run because I was cramping up and overwhelmed by the heat on crushed rock trail that had zero shade. I essentially wilted massively. Without her though, it would have happened far earlier and many of the others would have probably experienced that as well.

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In 2017, she was drafted into service. With 4 weeks to go, Ryan (above right), got sick. I didn’t know where to turn initially but within 10 minutes, I looked over at her and said, what do you think? This is where I was amazed by her even more. She barely hesitated and said ok.

Having not run consistently in nearly 10 years because of life and having babies, she accepted the challenge of a sun-up to sundown and back up again running adventure on the same path that she saw everyone battle the previous year. We gave her the “easiest” set of legs and part way through, I realized it was a mistake. She should have taken on something harder because in 4 weeks of training, she did something that I struggle to do in my runs….she didn’t stop.

We pride ourselves on being a group of Average Joes who do their best and she will downplay herself every step of the way but the level of determination she displays is often amazing to me. She just. doesn’t. stop.

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In fact, she hasn’t stopped running for us ever since her last minute addition to the team there in 2017. Each year, she’s laced ’em up and given us her very best despite her insistence that it isn’t much. She has become an integral part of this team and one who brings the “it” factor to the team.

She looks after everyone. She roots for each team member and makes sure we’re all doing well. And she does it with a smile that makes everyone around her feel comfortable and assured that we’ll all get through this together.

Her determination has led her to the point that on our mileage chart, she is now sitting firmly in 4th place of most miles run by any of our runners. There have been some pretty serious runners that have run with us. Most of those are 30-40 miles behind her on the list.

She admits that she doesn’t do this because she loves running. There’s a part of it that I think she does because it’s a good time out. It’s a time of reflection and introspection but she always says that she’d not do this if it weren’t for the causes we’ve chosen to run for and this year is no different.

Running to support the Dee’s is near and dear to her heart as they’re friends and overall around good people. For causes like that, she’s more than willing to get out of her comfort zone and that’s what this is all about and she embodies that.

If you know her, you know that’s the truth and I’d ask you to support her by supporting our fundraiser this year. Visit the GoFundMe link below to donate but make sure you drop her a note to cheer her on. She’s pretty good at doing that for others, let’s return the favor.

Runners Doing Good 4 Dee Family Adoption

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Set The World on Fire

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Be Who God Meant You to Be and You Will Set the World on Fire

St. Catherine of Siena

May March the 1st! It’s really wild to me that we’re beginning the 3rd month of the year already. I guess I shouldn’t because the last 3 years have flown by. 2019, between everything we’ve experienced, good and bad, it feels like both 10 years ago and the blink of a eye away. It is a confounding feeling to say the least.

March the 1st, though, holds a bit of significance for Runners Doing Good. It has often been the official kick-off of our annual fundraiser. With the exception of our first year and this year, it’s always been the date where both optimism filled the day and nerves filled my stomach a bit as I experienced the gratitude of accepting this challenge and again as well as a bit of angst in whether we’d be able to pull it off.

Truth be told, I probably should have had a bit more confidence than what I’ve had because it is certainly earned. Since we began this adventure in 2015, we’ve exceeded our goals, literally, every time. The only year that we felt let down a bit, 2020, the race and fundraiser had to be cancelled, and even then our fundraiser set a record, at that time, for the most raised within an opening month.

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Today, I write you with an update that feels a bit odd but that’s a good thing! We started this a few months early because of the need to get the dollars we’re raising to Jayme and Tony Dee sooner rather than later and we’re sitting in a pretty unique position:

We’ve raised more than $5100 already. That’s $2700 in total pledges less Facebook and GoFundMe fees and then doubled through The Dee’s matching grants. So it begs the question….what’s left to do?

The answer to that question is a whole lot. It’s put us in an enviable position where we have a massive head start. They also have money that is left to match and that’s where the next turn in direction should go. If we can help bring those dollars into the fold, we will far surpass our fundraising for any year. That’d be incredible but more so, it’d be a huge help for them.

As you can see, they are getting farther and farther along in the process and where we can help, it will only get them closer and closer to the finish line with as little of a burden as possible.

All of this brings me back to the quote from the top of this post. “Be Who God Meant You to Be and You Will Set the World on Fire.” – St. Catherine of Siena.

In some ways, I feel that this year’s run and campaign are a call to something greater. It’s something greater for the Dees and maybe just for the team.

For now, I’ll leave you with this…let’s leave out the “you will” part of the quote and tweak the quote to become more of a directive. “Be Who God Meant You to Be and Set the World on Fire.”

To me, it leaves out what is possible and gives you a more bold vision of what to do. So with that, let’s set this fundraiser on fire, net those last $2,000 of the match and set the Dee’s up as well as we can going forward and we’ll see where the team goes from there.

To donate, please visit:

Runners Doing Good 4 Dee Family Adoption

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