Mission Complete! I ended up running 25 miles at this years "LocalEdge Winter Beast of Burden." You have two ways to send your donation. The easiest way is to use our PayPal donation link below. PayPal is a secure and safe way to donate. When using PayPal you can make your donation by check or credit card. You can make a check out using the info below. Sorry but, I prefer not to accept any cash.
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Please use this mailing address for all checks:
Kathy Maiolo - F.R.G
7363 Bear Ridge Road
Tonowanda, New York 14120
February 12th, 2011 Resurrection Racing will be hosting, " The Winter Beast of
Burden". In the past we've raised money for different charities/organizations.
This year we'll be using our event to help raise money for the
Lockport Army National Guard's Family Readiness Group (F.R.G.).
The F.R.G. is an organization that helps the Soldiers and Families of our Lockport
Army National Guard during all phases of deployment. The members of the F.R.G. volunteer to help each other out with many different tasks. For example, if a Soldier is deployed, his/her spouse could call the F.R.G. to help
fix something from a leaky roof to help in replacing a hot water tank.
The Lockport National Guard will be deploying again this fall for
another 12 months. It's my goal at the Winter Beast of Burden to help raise money for the F.R.G.
and I welcome you to do the same. As you continue to read this you'll learn how you can do your part.
like to take this time to officially announce that the Beast of
Burden 100 Miler & 24 Hour Ultra will have a new category in our 24 hour race called, "Elite." We will host the first military specific category in an ultra at our Summer Beast of Burden August 20th, 2011. We'll be inviting all branches of our armed forces to give
them an opportunity to toe the line against one another. The challenge
will be to see which branch of our armed forces has the toughest
Beast! These Servicemen and Servicewoman will have 24 hours to run as far as they can but, what makes this category different from the other 24 hour race? Well, they'll be doing it with full gear! They will be required to wear their military
issued combat boots and their full BDU/ACU clothing while carrying a 45
pound rucksack. These rucksacks will be weighed at 3 different
checkpoints along the course. We will give civilians an opportunity
to compete in this class as well but, we'll provide more details for
this at a later date. With this new category we'll now have a way for each athlete to obtain pledges for his or her race to help support our charities.
To offer this military category at our future Beast of Burden events, we need a guinea pig to test this out. So to help support our troops, I plan on running the 24 hour event at The Winter Beast of Burden on February 12th. I will be sporting full military clothes, boots (sorry, no sneakers) and even carrying the 45 pound rucksack that our troops carry. During training, most of troops struggle to carry their 45 pound backpack 12 miles. While I'm not sure if I could even run 12 miles with 45 pounds strapped to my back I decided to set my goal high. I hope to run at least one full loop of the course which is 25 miles but, I've never ran in combat boots or carried 45 pounds on my back while running so, it will definitely be challenging (not to mention the 2 feet of snow we'll be running through). The further I go the more money I'll raise for the F.R.G. So, if I can go beyond 25 miles I sure will!
Please contact me at ResurrectionRacing@gmail.com to sign up and pledge today! Please include the information listed below. Once you make your pledge we will post it here. If you wish to keep your information private please state so in your email. After the race you will receive an email with your amount owed. You will be able to make your donation directly to the Family Readiness Group of Lockport via PayPal or by mailing them a check. Remember, 100% of the money you donate will go directly to the F.R.G. Thank you for your support!