Megan's Miles for Earth

For: Natural Resources Defense Council
Kalamazoo, MI
Organizer: Megan Elizabeth
Megan's Miles for Earth (Natural Resources Defense Council)
of $1,000 goal
75% Complete
Raised by 9 donors

The Story

If Earth's resources weren't here, we wouldn't be either. We can’t survive without our environment. Without a healthy Earth, no one can enjoy the outdoors whether walking or running, taking their dog out, or watching their kid play at local parks. With your support, our planet can battle against our biggest polluters and their allies in Congress.

Why the The Natural Resources Defense Council?
I want to support a charity that is able to take political action during this time. The NRDC holds a 96.35/ 100 rating from Charity Navigator, higher than the other environmental groups I considered. 

Why a $1,000 goal? I wanted to set a goal just high enough to scare me a little! The first $50 will go towards registration for the Kalamazoo Half marathon on May 6, 2018.  The remaining money raised will be donated to the NRDC. 

What training schedule will I follow? I'm going to try to break the 2 hour mark at this half marathon, a significant shave of my current 2:24 record. I will start with a 12 week speed training plan on November 13, 2017. Then, I will combine speed with distance in a 10 week distance program, starting February 19, 2018. 

What are your goal dates? By January 1, 2018 I'd like to raise $500. By March 1, 2018 I'd like to have $800 raised. By May 6th, 2018 I'd like to reach my $1,000 goal. 

Why not a marathon? I started this fundraiser with the idea of a marathon, but until I can run faster I realized I don't have the time to train while in school full-time. But, I did want to still fundraise this year and so I chose the half marathon distance. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 13, 2017


Posted on November 13, 2017

Tomorrow is the first day of my 12 week speed training plan from Hal Higdon! I'm excited for the challenges ahead as I haven't done a speed program before. I am proud of my fundraising so far before officially starting my training, but we still have a ways until $1,000!

Special shoutout to my donors this week- my fellow Spartan Cara and my Aunt Lynn came through with a second donation! Thank you both :-)

Posted on November 11, 2017

Posted on November 11, 2017

Special thank you to my first 3 donors- my aunt Lynn and uncle Dave, my cousin Beth, and my cousin Mark. You guys are so kind in helping me start the fundraising! 

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