RCO Marathon Drive

For: Restoration CommunityOutreach
Organizer: Colleen Gray / Amy Matz
RCO Marathon Drive (Restoration CommunityOutreach)
of $2,000 goal
6% Complete
Raised by 3 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Welcome to our Marathon Drive! Colleen Gray is an experienced runner from the Saginaw, MI area who has challenged herself to compete in two subsequent races on behalf of Restoration Community Outreach (RCO). Colleen is not only looking for financial contributors to support her fundraising project, but also additional runners to join her team to race and raise funds.

About Colleen

To learn more about Colleen, connect with her on Twitter @clgray64! Keep up with her training as she gets ready for the No Wimps Challenge!!!

About Restoration Community Outreach

RCO provides alternative housing for the homeless. We are committed to serving those who are in crisis situations… those who are chronically homeless, recurrently unemployed, as well as sufferers of abuse, addiction or mental deficiency. We believe in addressing the needs of the total person. RCO offers emergency, transitional and long-term shelter options. We also provide hot meals, clothing, case management, life skills education, therapy classes and counseling, and networking with supportive community services. We strive to restore the capacity for self-sufficiency by providing a positive environment that is conducive to growth and rehabilitation. Every human has the right of dignity and autonomy!

Learn more about Restoration Community Outreach by visiting our webpage at www.rcoshelter.org or connecting with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rcoshelter.

About the Race

Now in its 28th year, this combination race is call the No Wimps Challenge! Scheduled for April 26th and 27th, involves a half marathon the first day followed by a full marathon the second day. The course is a 13.1 mile single track loop through Lower Michigan wilderness with constant hills and beauty including views of ten lakes! Potawatomi Trail is located in the 12,000 acres of Pinckney Recreation Area, only a 55 minute drive from metro Detroit. It’s a celebration of dirt, sweat and pain that renews ones faith!

Learn more about the race and register to run at: www.trailmarathon.com.

About the Project

You can partner with us to break the cycle of homelessness in Saginaw, MI and the surrounding area. It is through the support of the community that we are able to continue striving to end homelessness. We need your help! Your donations will give us the ability to continue making a difference!!!

About Donations

You can support Colleen by contributing funds to RCO. Some donation suggestions are:

Half Marathon (13 miles)

  • Sponsor Colleen for $1 per mile = $13
  • Sponsor Colleen for $5 per mile = $65
  • Sponsor Colleen for $10 per mile $130

Full Marathon (26 miles)

  • Sponsor Colleen for $1 per mile = $26
  • Sponsor Colleen for $5 per mile = $130
  • Sponsor Colleen for $10 per mile = $260

No Wimps Challenge… Entire Race (39 miles)

  • Sponsor Colleen for $1 per mile = $39
  • Sponsor Colleen for $2 per mile = $78
  • Sponsor Colleen for $3 per mile = $117
  • Sponsor Colleen for $4 per mile = $156
  • Sponsor Colleen for $5 per mile = $195
  • Sponsor Colleen for $10 per mile = $390

You can make donations online by debiting your checking account or using a credit card. (NOTE: You do not need to have a PayPal account!) While utilizing our online donation system is preferable, you can also make donation checks to:

Restoration Community Outreach

C/O Marathon Fundraiser

1205 Norman Street

Saginaw, MI 48601

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us personally if you have further questions about this fundraiser, our organization, or you are interested in joining Colleen in the race.

Amy Matz, RCO Donation Coordinator at (989) 753-1886

Colleen Gray at [email protected]

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 28, 2014

Posted on February 28, 2014

I have had a Great week with my workouts & diet! I feel I can run the 18 miles this weekend without issue. Although the ice under the snow has made my long runs much slower. I'm not worried about time I just want to be able to run both races and finish! Check out the article on MLive.com

Posted on February 3, 2014

Posted on February 3, 2014

It was a rough week for me to get my runs in, between the snow and low temps I had to use the treadmill more than I wanted to. I finally decided I was going to do my long run outside no matter what! I ran 10 Miles on Sunday outside, It was very nice out and the sun was warm. Half way through the run it got cloudy and started to snow. I really love running in winter weather when the temp is not in the single digits and below. I am a little sore because running on snow covered roads takes more effort and more muscles than on clear roads. I have desided I will run my long runs outside no matter what.

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