This is brilliant! The "Virtual" option makes it a win-win for everyone.
My husband and I already have a Half-marathon planned this weekend here in Utah,
so now we can get a 2-fer and donate to a great cause. But, next year, we want
to go to Vegas and do the real course. It looks beautiful, and really fun.
Thanks for the article letting us know about it.
The founders of this event have a great sense of humor, and the run sounds
delightful. However, I wonder if there is a pile-up at the end of the race as
runners try to choose between the "Heaven" and "Heck" finish
lines. Life is full of tough choices.
@gmlewisThey really do have a great sense of humor. Heidi and her husband
are two of the most awesome people on the planet! Being personal friends of
mine and knowing of there situation, she really had no business organizing this
event. But she felt like she was led to do it, and she had the faith to follow
through. That's the type of people the Parks are.
The need is great all over the world, and regardless of your feelings toward the
Church, you can't say anything bad about missionaries who truly sacrifice
to serve. All are edified through the missionary program. These little
"it's all about ME" generation kids learn what really matters in
the mission field. We have one son who choose "heck" and
will not be going. We know he is missing so much, and will have regrets haunt
him for the rest of his life, but there is no convincing someone who knows
everything. We've decided to take the money that would have been his as he
served, and give it to the general mission fund, so someone who can't
afford to go, but wants to, will be able to answer the call. We challenge
everyone with one of those kids to do the same. There are areas of the civilized
world where there are no bananas to sell, and no jobs for able, willing kids who
want more than anything to serve Jesus Christ. We applaud Heidi for her efforts.