Sierra Leone Half Marathon

$2,125 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 50 months
Hi friends and family!

On May 25th I will be running the annual Sierra Leone Marathon (just the half!) on behalf of two outstanding organizations, both near and dear to my heart: Welbodi Partnership and Global Fashpack.

Welbodi Partnership, where I have worked for the past 11 months, is a small charity working closely with local partners to improve the quality of care delivered at two of the four tertiary government hospitals in Freetown: Ola During Children's Hospital and Princess Christian Maternity Hospital. We are involved in infrastructural development, capacity building/staff training, and quality improvement projects. Welbodi operates on three major pillars: local ownership, long-term development, and innovation. To learn more about what we do, see our website and blog:
www.welbodipartnership.org 
http://welbodipartnership.blogspot.com/ 

The Freetown Fashpack Runners are a team of 40 of Freetown's best local long and middle distance runners who are supported each year by Global Fashpack to run the Sierra Leone Marathon. The team has competed in the past two marathons and have achieved outstanding results on both occasions, blitzing the field of internationals and gaining places in all races. To learn more about the runners and the organization, see the Global Fashpack facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/GLOBALFASHPACK  

I will split my proceeds between these two fantastic organizations. Donations over $45 will receive a Fashpack bag or shirt (your choice)! Embarassing pictures of my attempts to run this implausibly hot and humid race to follow.

Thanks for your help!

Kate
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Thank you all for your amazing support! Even though the half marathon route turned out to be 17 miles (yikes!) race day was an overall success. We called it quits at 13.5/2:09 and made our way back to the finish with a nice stroll through Makeni's villages, enjoying some mangoes and cheering on the marathon course runners along the way. Thank you again for all you have donated! Welbodi Partnership and Global FashPack are incredibly grateful.
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Guys! It's one week to the Sierra Leone marathon and I'm 87% of the way to my fundraising target. Can you help with the last leg? Check out my charities:
http://welbodipartnership.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GLOBALFASHPACK
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You all are incredible. I reached my goal quicker than I ever imagined. Instead of having to split $1000 between Welbodi and FashPack, I may be able to give them each the full amount. Amazing! Virtual hugs from Salone!
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I am overwhelmed by the generosity you all have shown. Less than 24 hours into fundraising and I'm already 80% of the way to my goal. Thank you!!!!!
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$2,125 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 50 months
Created May 7, 2014
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TA
$100
Toyin Ajayi
49 months ago

Way to go Kate!! Congrats and thank you!!

$45
Anonymous
49 months ago
KC
$25
Kathleen Callahan
49 months ago

Run, Kate, run! (Yeah, I just made a Forrest Gump reference. What of it?!)

KE
$30
Kristina Everett
49 months ago

You go girl! Wishing you only the best and missing you so much! Wish we could all be there to cheer you on with proper signage. GO KREX!

UJ
$85
Uncle Jim
49 months ago

Go Kate!! The closest I'll ever get to running 13 miles is to send a donation to my niece who WILL.

ES
$50
Emily Spry
49 months ago

Go Kate!!

$25
Anonymous
49 months ago
SL
$50
Sandra Lako
49 months ago

You can do it Kate! Thanks for running on behalf of Welbodi and Fashpack. I'm so thankful that you are a part of our team. Lots of luck on race day. xo

AB
$30
Allyson Brierley
49 months ago

Good Luck Kate!

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