Daryl Murphy has ran a 5K every day for over 265 days in honor, and silent protest to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and way too many others who’ve been killed by police. Now he’s onto his third fundraiser, using his running for another great cause:
The goal of Miles For Justice III is to raise $10,000 to bring 10 Little Free Libraries filled with books that feature POC authors and POC characters into communities with limited book access. Each library will be placed in a highly visible location with ample foot traffic that’s easily accessible for all members of the community.
Running makes room for change. So often we start running because we seek change in ourselves - I know I did. Then without even realizing it you’re affecting change in the world.
You don’t need to wait until you can run a 5K every day for 265+ days to make change. You don’t need to run across your home state to raise $100 for a local charity.
In fact, most races (and now virtual events) have a fund raising element built in. So now your running is doing something good in your local community, or half-way around the world.
A day before Thanksgiving I found this virtual four mile race, which raised funds for the Indigenous Impact Community Care. It got me out the door for a run, and it helped an organization in need.
Heck, just donate to something near and dear to your heart, tell some friends. There’s energy when money is flowing.
If you help $10 more dollars flow into an organizations donation jar, you’re moving mountains.