Running 46 ADK High Peaks for the Paden Institute

**Update 8/13**
The Wandeln-ADK46 Trucker hats & NUUN Hydration are claimed! But please don't let that stop you from supporting!!
All donations will go into a drawing for a $100 Smashfest Queen gift card!
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Wandeln

verb
       1. walk
       2. change

In July 2018, I, along with the help of the best crew in the world, thru-hiked from Canada to Massachusetts along the 273 mile Vermont Long Trail. After 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes, I became the fastest female to travel that trail with a crew for support. I called this journey Wandeln. Journeys of this kind are sometimes fast, and sometimes slow. They are hectic, and they are hurry-up-and-wait. They are frustration, happiness, endless rocks and beautiful sunsets. They are teamwork, they are hard work, they are preparation, and they are a little bit of luck.

Since finishing the Long Trail, I have found the confidence to pursue other adventures in the mountains. I'm excited that this August 17th will kick off the next installment of Wandeln: A supported attempt at the FKT for the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks.  Read more about what this means below.


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Who? Myself, and yet again, the best crew on the planet.

What? Attempting a Fastest Known Time (Female, Supported) for the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks  .

When? Starting early morning, August 17th.

Where? The 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks

Why? I am using this run as an effort to raise money for The Paden Institute and Retreat for writers of Color. 

As a female professional athlete, I know firsthand how important representation is, and how crucial literature and media can be to “seeing” that representation in the world around you. The outdoor space is one which can empower and strengthen people — but it can only truly do so if we work to make sure the space is inclusive and diverse. The mission of the Paden Institute aligns perfectly with this goal.

About The Paden Institute 


The Paden Institute offers writers of color an opportunity to work on their writing in a rustic cottage situated on the shores of Lake Champlain in Essex, New York.

Founded in 1997 by Alice Green  and Charles Touhey, the Institute is a way for Alice to "share this magnificent part of the world with other brothers and sisters of color. In doing so, it was [her] hope that they would be inspired and encouraged to write and share their work and knowledge with others."

You can read an impactful account of time at the Paden Institute here .

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Donate Now!

**Update 8/13** 
The Wandeln-ADK46 Trucker hats & NUUN Hydration are claimed! But please don't let that stop you from supporting!!

All donations will go into a drawing for a $100 Smashfest Queen gift card!


                                                                       Thank you for your support!

This fundraising would not be possible without sponsors who have helped offset costs, allowing for 100% of donations to go to the Paden Institute. Please consider supporting these amazing companies as a thank you for their support!

Joel Gott Wines 
Smashfest Queen 
VJ Shoes 
NUUN Hydration

Donations

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  • Linda Walker 
    • $46 
    • 14 d
  • Daniel Blondeau 
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • Barbara Russell 
    • $25 
    • 15 d
  • Jill Adams 
    • $30 
    • 20 d
  • Anne Cottrell 
    • $25 
    • 22 d
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Organizer

Alyssa Godesky 
Organizer
Charlottesville, VA
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