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Help me make all of this time running around worth it! Please considering making a donation to Chicago Inner City Outings, a volunteer-driven Sierra Club program serving urban youth, in honor of my 50K attempt this October.

Inner City Outings is a fantastic Chicago nonprofit serving an essential purpose- helping young people living in the urban environment experience the beauty and adventure of wilder places. I have enjoyed several outings with ICO and was really moved by the experience.  Many kids in the city never get a chance to leave their own neighborhood- really.  Watching kids explore, interact with and learn from natural places outside of the city for the first time is pretty profound. 

I believe there is a deep power in understanding our natural roots and the commonalities that bind us all as one.  Immersion in the outdoors was something that deeply shaped my own childhood and I believe that environmental literacy is something that all kids have the right to be fluent in. ICO is helping to make that happen!

On October 10, I will be running the Glacial Trail 50K in Kettle Moraine State Park (the Northern Unit).  eek!  I'd like to know that all of the time I'm dedicating to training is benefiting more than myself.  Will you please considering making a donation to ICO in honor of my attempt at this beast of a run?

It's difficult asking for money, especially during times like these, but every little bit can make a big difference.  Thanks deeply for your consideration.

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