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50 for 50 - Kyle Rudolph's End Zone

A personal campaign sponsored by Chris George


Hello family, friends, and colleagues!!

In just a few weeks, I’ll be celebrating my 50th birthday! Over the past year and a half, I’ve put a lot of thought into how to celebrate this milestone. Over the past few years, so much has changed in my life: my amazing nephew, Cap George, and my mother, Katie (Tete) George, both became angels after battling cancer; my son, Mason received the gift of life and a Wish; and we have all been living through the pandemic. One constant during this time has been running.

On Memorial Day, fifteen years ago, I watched the Bolder Boulder 10K from my couch with Mason on my lap and made a commitment to change my lifestyle to be healthier. I made a commitment to run the Bolder Boulder and did my first mile “run” - which consisted of jogging a block and walking a block. I think I finished a mile in a blistering 13 minutes. , but the next year I ran my first 10K, the Bolder Boulder, and haven’t looked back. Since that first run I’ve completed numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, 10Ms, a handful of half-marathons, and the DisneyWorld marathon. During the pandemic, I’ve averaged 50 miles of running a month and am ready to do something special to celebrate my 50th birthday.

I’m going to run my first ultramarathon, a 50K on October 23, 2021 and am hoping to also complete the January 2023 RunDisney Dopey Challenge.  The Dopey Challenge consists of running 50 miles over 4 days:  a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, and Marathon. But I’m not done... 

...and here is where you come in. I want to raise $25,000 for 5 charities ($5,000 each) that are near and dear to me.

I see $25,000 as a BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal), but when you break it down, it is only 500 gifts of $50 to celebrate my 50 for 50 challenge. Together I believe that it can be done.

To kick things off, I’ve made a gift of $100 to each of the five charities, so I’m looking to my family, friends, and colleagues for 490 more gifts of $50. Will you join me on my 50 for 50 challenge and make a $50 gift to Kyle Rudolph's End Zone?  If you are inspired and walk to make more than one gift, please do so!!! I’ll do all the running and keep you in the loop on my progress to raise $25,000 over the next year.

Giving is easy! Just click on the link above!!

If you are still not sure about giving, be on the lookout for additional posts/emails as I will share the story on why Kyle Rudolph's End Zone is important to me. I hope that my story will resonate and inspire you to give in support of my 50 for 50 challenge.

Thank you!!   Chris