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Run Josh Run 24-Hour Fundraiser is April 20

April 11, 2013

Run Josh Run, a 24-hour event to raise money for the University of Wyoming Engineers Without Borders (EWB) organization, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at UW’s Madrid Sports Complex.

All proceeds from the run will support EWB’s latest project, to assist an orphanage in Kenya, says project manager Jon Herrboldt.

Dan Larson will be featured at the event as he attempts to run 100 miles in 24 hours. Other participants will obtain sponsors for the event and run, walk, skip or dance around the track to raise money for EWB.

“Run Josh Run is all about the community getting together. We want to bring the local community, the university community and the running community together to support EWB,” Herrboldt says. “It’s like a big party that is for a good cause, so it feels good for the body and the soul.”

Any donations are welcome. Registration for the run can be found at  (search Run Josh Run) or at the event. Individuals and teams are welcome to participate.

EWB began in 2002. A village in San Pablo, Belize, inspired a professor at the University of Colorado to use his knowledge of civil engineering to make a difference. What started as a small group of eight engineering students and one engineering professor has grown to an organization of more than 12,000 students, faculty and professionals.

For more information about Engineers Without Borders, visit For more information about Run Josh Run, email Herrboldt at

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