As you might have noticed, 777 is back on planned to finish before my 30th birthday.
After what happened the last time, I didn’t want to speak before I started doing stuff (if you want the backstory, you can read that here and how I’m getting back on my feet here).
Sometimes, you ned to climb a mountain and tell no one. Just do it for you. So that’s what I did.
Last month, I quietly did the Chicago Ultra 50k race to kick things off. No lead up, no big crowds, no even real race course, just a handful of crazy people running a long, long time around people running up and down the lakefront.
It’s easier to show you than to tell, so here’s how it all went down.
The Chicago 50k Race Video
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I’m happy to be back on track. 2 races down. 5 to go.
As of today, we’ve raised $41,000 and counting. That’s almost enough for 3 schools and we’re gaining steam.
If you’ve already contributed, thank you so much! I’m excited to share the results with you.
If you haven’t contributed yet, here’s how you get involved and maximize your impact.
How To Contribute and DOUBLE Your Impact
How To 2x Your Contribution (for free)
From now until the end of the year, we’ll be matching any donations in 777 up to $50,000.
=> Learn more about the project here.
=> See previous race updates here
=> See upcoming race dates + events here
Note: All donations now through the end of 2016 will be matched (and your impact will be 2x’d. Also, 100% of donations go directly to Pencils of Promise to build schools for under-resourced kids in other countries to help them get a better education and do something impossible..
=> To see a sample of the work Pencils of Promise does, you can see the first school we built with them here (in 2012).
The 777 Project
777 is an endurance, adventure and philanthropic initiative by Joel Runyon & Impossible X to run 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents in order to raise money & awareness to build 7 schools with Pencils of Promise and provide opportunities to those for whom a basic education can be impossible.
Patagonia International Marathon 63km – South AmericaFINISHED Chicago 50k Ultra – North AmericaFINISHED
- Narabeen All Night Ultra
- Ice Marathon – Antarctica
- The North Face 50k
- Rovaniema Cold Marathon
- Two Oceans Marathon – South Africa
Change Lives. Push Your Limits. Join The Adventure. Do Something Impossible
About Pencils of Promise
IMPOSSIBLE has been working with Pencils of Promise since 2012 to help build schools & sustainable education in Ghana, Laos and Guatemala. 100% of donations go to PoP initiatives (their administrative costs are underwritten by private donors), so 100% of funds go directly to student & education programs.
If you want to read more about Pencils of Promise, you can read the founder – Adam Braun’s – book right here. It’s well worth the $11 and you might even see a couple names you recognize inside!
Joel, would you mind if another person sort of…..participated in 777 also? Like did their own 777? Meaning, ran the seven races and raised the money also…?
Joel Runyon says
What did you have in mind Bailey?