Updated: Jays Care Fundraiser: 24 Hour (120+ KM) Running Marathon

Running 120+ KM in support of JaysCare.

Updated: Mission accomplished, 120 KM completed in 20:30. Now it’s time to rest :)

Thanks to the anonymous donor that contributed to Jays Care!

Original Post:

Hi everyone.  Last season MopUpDuty.com (Callum & Matthias) raised close to $300 for the Jays Care foundation; using fundraisers such as our T-Shirt Store (100% of the profits go to Jays Care), and by running the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Brief summation of Jays Care, from a previous fundraising post on our website by Callum Hughson:

Since 1992, Jays Care Foundation has been empowering children and youth in need, inspiring them to make positive choices and helping them realize their dreams by providing access to programs that support physical activity, education, and life-skill development.

 

Jays Care Foundation supports a number of other charities focused on serving children and youth. Funds raised by Jays Care Foundation are committed to initiatives and programs that improve the lives of kids in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, including: encouraging kids to get physically active through youth baseball initiatives; providing grants to local charities serving children in need; funding capital projects that create safe youth spaces where kids can play, learn, and grow; and partnering to provide important educational opportunities for at-risk youth. 

This season we’ve continued our support, adding a number of awesome options to our T-Shirt Store - Check them out here.

And I’m going to be doing another running fundraiser, something a little more extreme than a Marathon:

DG 24 hour endurance trail run – August 10th.

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Course Info via official run website:

  • 5 mile/8.05 km loop on rooty, sandy, tree-covered single track trails (~55% single track)
  • Very hilly, with several climbs up/down the escarpment
  • August 10th, Mansfield, Ontario

To earn a official finishers belt buckle runners have to complete at least 120 KM during the allotted time.

Yep, 120 KM, which is roughly 75 miles or just about three consecutive Marathons.

This is part where I write a few paragraphs about how hard this is going to be, how I’m essentially going to kill myself–I’ve never ran more than a Marathon– and perhaps some heart felt story to drum up donations.

 

Donation Link: Donate to Jays Care Foundation

All donations of $20+ are tax deductible donation.

 

 

But I don’t think I can do that. As I wrote last year, I choose to undertake wacky feats such as this 120 KM run.

There are thousands of children across the GTA and Canada that, for a number of reasons, including financial,  have absolutely no choice when it comes to athletic endeavours, including Baseball.

Jays Care helps to make dreams come through for those without a choice. And they are doing a terrific job. Check out some of these stats:

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These funds help children all across Canada in a wide range of activities, from building baseball fields, hosting leagues and events, helping those play that otherwise could not, the Jays Care suite at Rogers Centre, and a multitude of other programs.

And all of this is made possible due to donations.

If you’re able, please chip in and help out the numerous youth supported by Jays Care by donating just 10 cents a KM ($12). Or step up to at least the $20 level and earn a tax receipt.

All donations of $20+ are tax deductible donation.

Link: Donate to Jays Care Foundation

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