Inspired by the January 2011 Ensign story of Sedrick Tshiambine of the DR Congo, we have decided to give 100% of all proceeds to young women and young men who would not be able to serve a mission without the help of others. In order for Sedrick to serve a mission, he had to earn enough money to purchase a passport, which is $250 (about 2/3 the cost of building a home there). For 4 years Sedrick cycled 9-19 miles a day across the hot African savanna to outlying villages to purchase bananas, which he would then return to the city to sell. Sedrick averaged about 112 miles a week, earning him $1.25 each week or $65 a year. Undaunted, he continued carrying his heavy laden bicycle until he had enough to purchase his passport 4 years later.
The purpose of our race is not only to gather runners together to have a good time achieving something physically great, but helping others achieve something spiritually great at the same time.
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