During the past few weeks I've been trying to figure out how to use the 24 Hours of Syllamo race as a means to raise money for a worthy cause. I'm not exactly what you'd call a "podium finisher" so I need alternate motivation.
Here's what I came up with: The Samaritan Center has a program that raises money for baby food. The baby-food goes to people who are raising other people's babies since those people are unable to breastfeed. I like the program because it's not giving away actual money, just food.
So I think what I'll do is have people pledge to donate X amount of money per lap I complete. For example, Dew Schpagg pledges $5 per lap, and then if I make it 10 laps he owes $50.
I got an email back from the Samaritan Center today saying that they'd love to do this. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get people to sign up.
I'm pretty pumped about this.