Running 135 miles through Death Valley for the Challenged Athletes' Foundation



Hey everyone,

I was the lucky recipient of one of the 90 slots given out for the
Badwater Ultramarathon this year on July 24th. The race runs 135 miles
from Death Valley to Mount Whitney Portal. It should be quite the

Each year I use my most challenging event to raise money for the
Challenged Athletes' Foundation; a not-for-profit that provides funding
to assist physically challenged athletes' with adaptive sports
equipment and training. To date, I have raised over $350,000 for the

With the event covering 135 miles (or 712,800 feet), over the course of
the event, I will take roughly 237,000 steps. To raise money this
year, I am asking folks to sponsor a single step for the princely sum
of $1.00. I figure if I can get 237,000 people to send me a dollar,
the CAF will be quite happy. If you would like to send more ($2.00,
$5.00) that's wonderful, but I'm only asking for $1.00.

Everyone who donates will get their name posted on my event website
( If you can help out by donating a single
dollar (or change equivalent), please visit my website
( and click on the "support a step" link. Or
go to eBay and type in "steps Badwater" and purchase them there. You
can either mail a buck to me or send it via paypal (details are on my

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support!