31 Aug '17, 10pm

How the running community has come together to raise money for those affected by #HuricaneHarvey.

How the running community has come together to raise money for those affected by #HuricaneHarvey.

In the wake of the unprecedented flooding in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey, many runners are coming together to help those in need. When Virginia runner BethAnn Whittaker saw the devastation in Texas, she wanted to find a way to help, even though she wasn’t local. She reached out to her friend Kelly Vigil , who has experience setting up virtual runs. Within an hour, they had a registration page ready for Run For Texas 5K and 10K virtual runs . In addition to registering for the races, runners can also donate through the registration page. Whittaker and Vigil are asking participants to track their runs on social media using #RunForTexas . “We launched the registration site on Tuesday around noon,” Vigil said. “So in less than 48 hours we have over 1,000 runners and have raised over $19,000 and it’s still going!” 100 percent of the funds raised will go to the Texas Diaper ...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2017/08/news/runners-helpin...

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