July 20, 2007

Support the 2nd Ultra For A Cure on 9/22/07!

Thank you for your interest in Ultra For A Cure. Cancer affects millions around the world; I personally have a friend my age who has battled cancer for many years, and know that we can help find the cure. An ultramarathon is any run longer than a marathon (26.2 miles). Although only 15, I run these distances, and hope this gift can help, in a very small way, to help find the cure for cancer.

On September 22, 2007, I will attempt to run 100 miles at the Rio Del Lago 100 Mile Endurance Run in Granite Bay, California as the second Ultra For A Cure to fund cancer research. Rio Del Lago is a beautiful course almost entirely on trails, with a 67 mile out and back in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and 33 miles along the American River.

You can support Ultra For A Cure through donations to the American Cancer Society, which can be done at the "Donate!" link on the sidebar. Proceeds go directly to the ACS, which funds the most innovative and groundbreaking research to find the cure for the millions alive today who have cancer and so that future generations never get the disease. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

A report about the first Ultra For A Cure-a 67.7 mile run through the beauty of Marin County, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, and an agonizingly close Petaluma-can be found here.

If you have any questions or comments, or wish to join me for part of the run on September 22, feel free to email me at ultraforacure@yahoo.com. Thanks again for your interest in Ultra For A Cure.

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5 comments:

Peter Lubbers said...

Hi Michael,
Good luck with your second ultra for a cure and, I think, your first 100-miler!

Look forward to seeing you out there.
Peter

Michael Kanning said...

Thanks Peter! I look forward to seeing you there as well, at the start anyways.

And with Rajeev, Anil, Alan, and, of course, Chihping there as well, looks like it will be an "Ultraholics" reunion. Looking forward to it.

-Michael

runtrls said...

Michael,

Good luck with your run. I'll see you at the Hazel Bluff aid station (77 and 90 miles), as I'm one of the aid station people there, so say 'hi' when you come through!

Cheers!
Dave Combs

P.S. you mention that the course is 100% on trails, but that's not actually correct--a few miles of the section between Hazel and the turnaround is on pavement.

Michael Kanning said...

Dave,

Well, I already know you're an cool guy because aid-station voluteers are some of the greatest people in the world. I'll be sure to say hi to you at Hazel Bluff, though at mile 90 it may be more of a grunt. Make sure I get out of there fast!

-Michael

P.S. Okay, okay, it now reads "almost entirely on trails." :)

roz tuttle said...

9/24/07
Congratulations,Michael! Paul & I are very proud of you! We treasure that you run and for a cause!
roz tuttle