August has arrived and one of my goals for the month is to choose an organization in Colorado to donate to as part of my Small Change initiative. I am running Pikes Peak Marathon on August 17th in Manitou Springs, Colorado and I am looking forward to the challenge and excitement that comes with participating in this race.
I started Small Change to support nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in the communities in which I travel to for a race or an adventure. In July, I attempted Speedgoat 50K in Snowbird, Utah and I donated $25 to Push to the Finish. This wonderful organization is based in Utah and provides opportunities for children with physical disabilities to experience the enjoyment, competition, and sense of accomplishment of participating in a race.
I wanted to get an idea of just how much money could flow into Utah if every runner who traveled from out of state for Speedgoat also donated to a nonprofit organization of his or her choice. [Continue Reading]