All Day - Saturday, June 23, 2012 through Saturday, June 23, 2012 (US/Pacific)
Category: Fundraising Event
On June 23, 2012 Brian Talon will be participating in the Western States Endurance Run, known commonly as the Western States 100, a 100-mile ultramarathon that takes place on trails in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The race starts at the base of the Squaw Valley ski resort and finishes at the Placer High School track in Auburn, California. Runners climb a cumulative total of 18,090 feet and descend a total of 22,970 feet on mountain trails before reaching the finish. Because of the length of the race, the race begins at 5 a.m. and continues through the day and into the night.
This will be, by far, the biggest physical challenge Brian has ever taken. However, he wants the spotlight to shine on those with MS who live with physical challenges every day! This is why he has chosen Can Do MS as beneficary of his fundraising efforts. Support Brian in his effort to raise funds for Can Do MS while supporting him in his 100-mile untramarathon!
How to Help
· Support MS through a direct donation at the following link. Also, if there are others that you know who may want to join this cause please forward.
· Support MS and physically challenge yourself. Is there a half marathon, 5K, triathlon or walking event that you have been eyeing? Establish your own sub-page from my MS link and challenge yourself while raising money through your friends and family for Can Do MS. Not into running, walking or triathlons? No problem, organize your own fund raising effort at the office or challenge your foursome on the golf course to raise money for this cause.
More about the Western States Endurance Run
Over the initial 20 miles, Brian will be running through miles of snow fields with temperatures potentially starting around 20 degrees. The race organizers actually suggest a change of shoes after the snow fields because the gel insert within your sneakers tends to freeze. Next the fun starts! Runners will enter deep canyons in Central California where the baking heat can climb into the 110 degree range. If runners survive this, they are rewarded with running the trails for up to 10 hours overnight in darkness. Just to make sure that you are staying awake, there are several river crossings in the middle of the night to freshen up. For preparation, race organizers warn you to be aware of bears, mountain lions and rattle snakes that make this area their home.