Wolfson Children’s Challenge 2017

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For the past 4 years we have formed multiple teams of 11 people each to run the Wolfson 55k Challenge relay to benefit children we know that are battling/have battled life-threatening illnesses. This race touches our heart because of the amazing cause and how many can children that can be helped through the money raised. IMG_6738

One of the kids we have run for is sweet Elsie who was diagnosed before she was born with a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. We ran for her when she was a baby and again this year. This year we also added another little boy, Mason Escobar, battling Leukemia.

We gathered at 6:30am on race day, grabbed a group photo and then started our relay! The loop was different than years past but was a nice out and back course, with each loop finishing on the baseball field. Besides the relay, there was a 30k and 50k ultra race as well as a 1-mile fun run- so there was a large amount of runners ou
t there. We finished shortly before 2pm and the event was over at 3pm.

Seeing all of the children that have fought or are still fighting through their life-threatening illnesses is truly inspiring and we can’t wait to run for them all next year!  If you have not participated in this event yet, I urge you to consider forming a team or running the ultra next year.  You can find more information here. https://www.wolfsonchildrenschallenge.com

~ Stacey

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