Highlights from Brett Bogan, organizer of the World Race for Hope (who flew to New York for the local race!):
We had our highest turnout ever for our race in Troy, with 280 registered participants.
In New York City, we ended up with 78 participants for the 5K and One Hour Endurance Challenge races combined. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback so we are already planning another race in New York, possibly a 2nd race this year during the summer, and definitely one in Jan. 2013.
The participants for both races have raised over $3,000 so far, and will continue to fund raise using their personal fundraising pages through the end of February. In addition to the fundraising, proceeds from the Troy and NYC races that will go to SMF totals over $4,000.
Fundraising goal for the entire campaign, all 2012 races: $100,000. To do that, the races we are currently planning in Atlanta, Chicago, Boca Raton and St. Louis will have to be just as successful as our first two races. We may add a few more locations by the end of the year.
Brett, we believe in you! You and your team can reach this goal! Thanks for the endurance, enthusiasm and support of the runners and volunteers for these races.
photo (c) Bob Cowin.