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Fifth Annual Run Josh Run April 26 To Benefit Kenyan Children


April 22, 2014 — Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at the University of Wyoming will sponsor a 24-hour, run/walk to raise funds to benefit Kenyan children.

The fifth annual Run Josh Run fundraiser will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the UW Louis Madrid Sports Complex near the intersection of Willett and 30th streets. Dan Larson, a UW petroleum engineering student, is attempting to exceed last year’s distance of 64 miles and run 100 miles in one day.

“The run will benefit Engineers Without Borders’ development partnership with a primary school in rural Kenya,” says Jon Herrboldt, UW Engineers Without Borders Kenya program manager. “More than 120 children attend the school and half of those children call the school ‘home.’ To alleviate this situation, the first project will be to build a dormitory for schoolgirls to provide much needed shelter to the community’s most vulnerable.”

The 2014 Run Josh Run will allow EWB to send four students and one faculty member to Kenya in August for an assessment trip. They will meet with the community and collect information needed to plan their project implementation, which will take place in summer 2016.

Last year, Run Josh Run raised about $4,800 to benefit the Kenya program. This year, the group wants to raise more than $7,000 to construct the dormitory.

To participate in the event or sponsor runners and for other information, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RunJoshRun  or email Tommy Plunkert at jplunke2@uwyo.edu.

Additional information:

The pledge card to sponsor a runner can be found at: www.journeymanadv.com/RJR2014.pdf. A registration form and required fees can be found at: www.active.com/laramie-wy/running/distance-running-races/run-josh-run-2014 

Photo:
UW petroleum engineering student Dan Larson will try to run 100 miles in one day during Saturday’s Run Josh Run event. (Engineers Without Borders)

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