Runners with a Reason Dipsy Doodle Dash &, Liberty Mountain Challenge
Runners with a Reason Dipsy Doodle Dash &, Liberty Mountain Challenge: race description
We are excited to announce the 1st Annual Runners with a Reason Dipsy Doodle Dash &, Liberty Mountain Challenge to be held in conjunction with Liberty Mountain Resort’s 2016 Fall Festival, 16 October 2016 at 12:00pm. The distinctly different and daring Dash (1-mile race) and the Challenge for the courageous and slightly cautious (1-mile walk) to the top of Liberty Mountain will kick off this year’s festival.
Runners with a Reason is a group of high school runners, coaches, and volunteers that have come together to help others (to have a reason to run). Every year, this group of coaches and volunteers put together a Cross Country Running Camp for up to 40 runners from Delone Catholic, Fairfield and other local high schools. This camp is 100% volunteer run and operates on donations and fundraisers. In past years, the magnificent Kenyan runner, Bernard Lagat, has provided support and guidance to the coaches and runners via a teleconference. This year, he unselfishly donated his time and expertise to our camp for two days. He ran with our runners (an opportunity of a lifetime for any runner), gave clinics, advised coaches, and shared his experiences as an elite runner and as a Kenyan. It was a humbling and moving experience for all.
Our reason for running this year is to ensure the continuation of our XC Camp. A donation will also be made to support Bernard’s home village in Kenya.