Mike Thumm - Boilermaker Charity Bib Page

July 13th, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

2014 will be my third Boilermaker Run. My first Boilermaker was in 2011 and I ran again in 2012. The accompanying picture is from the 2012 run. I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to participate in many runs over the past 20 or so years all across Canada and the United States. My favourite hands down is the Boilermaker! Yes the post-race, finish line party is great and yes the course is both scenic and challenging, but what sets the Boilermaker apart from other runs is the support shown by the local community. The number of spectators that line the course, the noise they make and the encouragement they provide (and special thanks to the gentleman with the hose) are unbelievable. If a community can provide so much to the runners then we should also give back to the community.

To give back I am fundraising for the Food Bank of Central New York. I previously volunteered on the executive for the Food Bank of Ottawa, so I am very aware of the need that exists for food banks and of the tremendous work food banks do.  The Food Bank of Central New York distributes over 11 million meals every year. Hopefully together we can raise enough to add a thousand meals to that number. Thank you for your support.