North Carolina Man to Run Fifty Miles for Feed the Children
By Sarah Ford on April 7, 2015
Source: Feed the Children
Ask someone who works two demanding jobs what they do in their free time, and you may get one of these responses:
b) Chill out with some TV.
c) Free time? What free time?
But if you’re Thomas VonCannon of Raleigh, NC, there’s another option:
d) train for a fifty mile race and raise money for Feed the Children in the process.
“My wife will be the first to tell you, I’ve always been a little insane,” VonCannon says. He’s dreamed of taking on “off the wall races” such as the Black Hills 100, a grueling hundred-mile race in South Dakota in which only 35% finish. But to get there, he says, you need a fifty miler under your belt. So he registered for the North Face Endurance Challenge April 18-19, which runs along the Potomac River near Washington DC on a series of rocky and hilly trails.