GregRunsFar

My name is Greg Nance.

I'm an ultra marathon runner working to expand education access.
 
I'm Running 7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Continents to help students overcome the financial barriers to college! 

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The World Marathon Challenge powered by Wentworth


I've run 250km across the Gobi Desert and 200km through Malaysia's jungle but my next adventure - The World Marathon Challenge - will be the toughest yet. 

Beyond coordinating myriad logistics (including 23,000+ miles of air travel), running 7 marathons back-to-back will be a grueling physical and mental test -- from battling sleep deprivation and extreme fatigue to managing blisters, chafing, dehydration, shin splints and muscle cramps.

Only 104  people have ever completed the World Marathon Challenge - compared to 562 who have traveled to outer space or 4,000+ who have climbed Mt. Everest.

I'm already hard at work training my strength and stamina so I'll be ready to run the first marathon in Antarctica's sub-zero temperatures on January 31, 2019 and finish strong in Miami six days later! 

The Moneythink Mission

Moneythink is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to breaking down the financial barriers to college for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Our innovative text-based financial coaching model helps low-income students navigate the college application process. So far, we've helped over 15,000 students in 30 cities.

The results have been life-changing and, with your help, we're just getting started!



Why This Challenge? Why Moneythink? 
 
I believe the only limits that matter are those we place upon ourselves. Tackling a big challenge teaches us that obstacles are opportunities to become a stronger version of ourselves. I'm aiming to run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents to inspire students across the country to dream bigger and keep working hard to make it happen.

I was only able to attend my dream schools, UChicago and Cambridge, with the help of scholarships. I'm on a mission to pay it forward. I've served as a volunteer mentor and leader with Moneythink for 10 years and it's been incredible to see our team grow to a national network of young people seeking to create fair access to college.


How Can I Give?

Donate using this GoFundMe page!  Every penny raised goes to support Moneythink's life-changing impact. 

You can also donate using Moneythink's website or by mailing a check to Moneythink HQ:
 
Moneythink 
1452 E 53rd St.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615

Moneythink website: https://moneythink.org/give/


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Special thanks to Wentworth whose sponsorship is helping me #TakeTheLeap and making the World Marathon Challenge possible! Learn more here: https://wentworthms.com/


You can follow behind-the-scenes on my training via Instagram: GregRunsFar


Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom :-)

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  • Loretta Whitesides 
    • $100 
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  • Elliot Sainer 
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Organizer 

Greg Nance 
Organizer
Bainbridge Island, WA
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