When you race, do you do it for yourself, or do you raise money for others?

If you don’t raise money and donate it to charity, then why not? Has it never occurred to you? Did you have trouble deciding who to raise money for? Did you get stuck at the point where you needed to figure out what to actually do to raise that money?

Mike BrooksMike Brooks has raised money for charity before. In fact, he has donated tens of thousands of dollars that he has raised through his running to various charities such as Camp Sunshine, which provides a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses here in Maine.

Mike has raised money through marathons (he has run 3 in every state), ultramarathons (he has run through Death Valley), and through distance trials where he has run for 24, 48, 72 and even 144 hours (that’s six days of running!) The kicker?

Mike has only been running for about 13 years!

Mike’s latest exploit is going to be a 10 day race, where he hopes to average at least 50 miles per day. He’ll be starting in late April and finishing at the beginning of May.

Next week, I am going to hold another telephone coaching session, which is completely free to call in to. I’ll be asking Mike how he got started into running, how he chose the charities he donates to, and I will definitely be getting into the details for how he manages to raise so much money for his charities.

The coaching session will be on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

If you have ever thought about running for others, then sign up below and I will get you the call in details. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to ask, then please enter it in the box below. I’ll do my best to make sure that I cover everything you are interested in.

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Mike has a website up about his Ten Days for Sunshine Run: http://www.tendaysforsunshine.org/