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Updated: 07/11/2013 1:27 PM
Created: 07/11/2013 12:27 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Jennie Olson

Minnesotans Run 100 Miles in 4 Days for a Cause


Photo: Venture Expeditions

How far would you go to give meals to starving people you have never met?

Ten Minnesotans are running 100 miles over the next four days for an initiative called “Run for the Border,” which raises money to send meals to the Burma-Thailand border.

Thursday’s run will take them 26.72 miles from Bloomington to Hastings. They are partnering with Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington and Venture Expeditions.

“I’m suffering so others don’t have to and doing what I can to see injustice come to an end,” runner Josiah Kennealy said. “We’re raising money and sending it in the form of meals to starving, exploited refugees in Burma.”

“Run for the Border” is part of the Hope for Dinner program, which challenges individuals, families, and communities to engage in biblical justice on behalf of those who are poor and hungry, according to Venture Expeditions.  

Members are raising money by running in a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, full-marathon, or 100 Mile Run. Those who weren’t able to join the organized run are setting mileage goals and logging their distance over the course of seven weeks.

The meals will go directly to families in Thailand and Burma, and 10 cents provides one meal.

For more information about Run for the Border, click here.


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