Do you like to run, bike, swim, hike, or play sports? Tim Borland is an individual who embodies what it means to make an impact through adventure.
A few days ago I had the chance to meet Tim. He ran 63 marathons in 63 days—certainly an inspiring feat. He didn’t run for a claim to fame though. In fact, he didn’t mention anything about his running when I spoke with him—someone else brought it up since he was so humble about it. Tim ran to raise awareness and funds to fight a children’s disease called A-T, and his efforts raised $750,000 and generated 100 million media impressions. Now he’s created a nonprofit called Race For Good, which aims to connect people to causes they’re passionate about through a network of fitness-driven events and programs.
Racing for good doesn’t mean you have to kick it into high gear and run a marathon. You could organize a field day for kids to raise funds for a cause that’s important to you. You could host a neighborhood sports tournament or fundraise with your team to buy uniforms and sports equipment for kids who might not be able to buy their own. Have other ideas about how to Race For Good? Share them with others on the WaysToHelp Facebook page.
To learn more about issues you could support through adventure, check out WaysToHelp.org, and then let us know how your event goes!