The World Marathon Challenge (7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days) came about while I was sitting  on the couch googling and reading running blogs (which is now a hobby, crazy!).  I saw the event and I thought that there was no possible way that any sane person would willingly accept this challenge.  Interestingly, another item on my bucket list was to visit all seven continents.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would merge that bucket list item with my running, but there it was staring at me on my computer screen.  I thought about it for about two days and I went to my ever supportive and loving wife and I said, “I think I want to try  to complete this challenge.”  At which point, she said that she knew from the moment that I read about it, that I was going to do it (she knows me better than I know myself). So now I find myself on what also feels like an insurmountable journey to push myself to a limit that I didn’t think I had in me.

So many people have asked to follow my training process and the run itself.  I feel honored that people are interested in hearing about the certain pain that I will endure throughout this process.  From the moment I decided to run the race, I wanted to raise money for something that was near and dear to me.  Junior Achievement is an organization that I was involved with as a kid.  Junior Achievement is committed to helping students achieve their full potential by learning about entrepreneurship and financial literacy.  As an adult, I have been involved with the organization as a volunteer and board member for over ten years.  I hope to raise $25,000 to help students in Southern Nevada.  I’ve paid the fee for the race already, so all of the money raised will go to Junior Achievement.  Although you may not be able to join me on my trip around the world, you can do your part in making our city a better place.

Money Raised: $26,150*

*Please note, total money raised is from the following: Facebook Fundraiser, JASN Donation Page, and JASN Michael Crome Donation Page.