Friday, September 16, 2011

Curtis Ties Marathon Training Mileage to Charity: Water

Bobby Curtis is running the Philadelphia Half-Marathon this weekend, as part of his preparations for his marathon debut at the ING New York City Marathon on November 6th. He has tied his training to the raising of money for the "Charity: Water" project, which funds the drilling of fresh water wells in underdeveloped areas of the globe.

For every mile Bobby runs in his training, he donates $1 to the charity. In addition, he is sponsoring a prediction contest. For a donation of at least $10, you can predict Bobby's finishing time at New York. The person who comes closest will win a prize package that consists of:

1. Your name attached to a clean water drilling rig in Ethiopia
2. A matching plaque for your home or office
3. Photo and video updates of your drilling rig in action
4. Real time GPS updates as your rig moves throughout Africa
5. A pair of Reebok running shoes
6. A free dinner with Bobby! (optional)

So far, Bobby has raised $1,340 toward his overall goal of $5,000. A quick glance at the predictions so far sees Bobby's marathon debut ending in about 2:13:00.

Visit Bobby's Charity: Water website here, or by clicking the title of this post.

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