My name is Cricket Scott and along with my husband, Mickey, we are raising money for our friend, Amanda Nelson. Amanda has always loved running recreationally, but a couple years ago she decided to take on Ultra-marathon distances. Within this short amount of time she has won numerous local long-distance races and set a handful of Canadian records. Currently she holds the national women's record for the 12-hour, 100-mile, the Canadian soil 24-hour and the female Backyard Ultra distance.
Amanda has established herself as a top-tier elite endurance athlete, but competing at top-tier events requires traveling. She has earned a coveted invitation to Big's Backyard Ultra World Championships in Tennessee, to be held in October. This is similar to the Backyard Ultra she did in 2022 which was a Team Championships - this one is the individual Championships. She is excited to represent Canada and also women at this event as she is one of only four women who qualified. So it's extra important that she is able to attend.
She requires funds for accommodations, gas, and food for the race. Any help to get her there is greatly appreciated!