Not only did we get to witness our #TeamChallenge enable athletes experience an opportunity of a lifetime; we were surprised by Jonathan Woodard running across the finish line, Kevin Mangold completing the race in 1 hr. 13 minutes under his own efforts, Jon Lesch’s stories about feeling the energy of thousands of people cheering and Carl Johns pride at having a medal. This was more than a #RunforInclusion. It was a moment in time where the Power of People created the Possibility. Now that is worth ringing a cowbell or two for!
Special appreciation for Andrew Matznick, Adam Brown and the #TeamAbEx who raised $6,400 towards making this opportunity a reality. Thank you to Rob Raesemann, Michael Carter and Bill Powers for being our support and set up crew and to Robert Talley with T5 Sportswear for donating our team shirts. A big hand to our runners who kept this race in motion: Sean Seifried, Jennifer Farinella, Bradley Bodiford, Jordan Manning, Brad Montgomery, Kari Trautvetter, Russell Caffey, Adam Brown, Jonathan Fleetwood, Christopher Huebner, Basil Lyberg, Peter Cummings, Dan Preza and Dakota Endris.