I’ve been neglecting this site a bit, my only excuse is because I’ve been working on creating BeastsChallenge.com for the OCR team I’m part of. It’s a fun challenge site for members and non-members of Beasts Obstacle Course Racers. We currently have 2 year long challenges, a Community Payback challenge and a Supporting Local Races challenge as well as a monthly challenge and a fundraiser/charity virtual race (a taco mile!)
Last year for a fundraiser I did a Tropical 5k Santa Run in Portland, OR, on Christmas day in 38° F weather. It rained, it hailed, it was for a good cause. This year, I ant to up the ante a bit and run farther than I ever have before and with weights. But there is a catch! Think of this as a fundraising kickstarter. My goal for the Super Plunge is $3,542 and I currently sit at $525. The run will take place on 12/26 starting at a 5k and if the total donated is above the level listed below, that’s what will happen.
The levels are:
$650 is a 5k no weights
$800 is a 10k with 3 lbs on each arm
$1000 is a 15k with 3 lbs on each arm and 5 lbs in a backpack
$1200 is a half marathon with 3 lbs on each arm and 10 lbs in a backpack
$1500 is 15 miles with 3 lbs on each arm and 20 lbs in a backpack
Now, with the above levels, I have never run more than 13.3 miles at once and that was with no weights. I will be running with Runkeeper’s (or Runtastic’s) live tracking and will post a link for it and I will be posting pictures during the run at my instagram account.