While writing a post on The 3 P's to Staying on Track, I started think about a new running friend, Alyson Venti. Long before I knew who she was, I saw her on a run, while I was biking. I had looped around Key Biscayne a couple times and kept seeing her at different points. I thought, “There is no way this girl is still running”. I was in shock. A couple months later on a run with Hector early in the morning we crossed paths again. There I found out that she was an ultramarathoner. And a couple days ago, I found out that she too was a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Fiji doing Environmental work.
She has been invited to participate in BADWATER ULTRAMARATHON, a 135 mile race where only 100 of the world’s toughest athletes are invited to participate, and finishing is a feat in itself.
SUPPORT VENTI'S JOURNEY TO BADWATER
Knowing the type of person it takes to accept an invitation to the Peace Corps and seeing her ultramarathoning resume, I have no doubt that she is ready to take on this next challenge. When we do things we are passionate about... they are hard, they take work, they take time, and they take sacrifice...but they are worth it. This isn't going to be easy, but it's going to be an experience of a lifetime!
This is an invitation to compete in BADWATER comes with an expensive price tag. Lets help her make it to the starting line, as she takes care of training and logging all the miles she needs to prepare herself to get through those 135 grueling miles.
Keys 100 in 2012, 16:07 (1st Female & Course Record)
Keys 50 in 2013, 6:51 (1st Female & Course Record)
Ghost Train 100 in 2013, 18:59 (1st Female & Course Record)
Long Haul 100 in 2014, 17:14 (1st Overall & Female Course Record)
To support Alyson Venti’s Journey to Badwater Ultramarathon, donations are being accepted at iRun Company, online at Crowdraiser: Venti's Journey to Badwater, and at local events.
Local Event TONIGHT:
What: UltraMarathoning Workshop
Where: IRun Company (5050Biscayne Blvd).
On Alyson Venti:
Miami Herald: Next Huge Challenge awaits UM Grad Student Venti.
On Badwater UltraMarathon: