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Now Accepting Bitcoin!

We’ve recently added the ability to donate to Race For Vets via Bitcoin.  If hand-writing a physical check is too pedestrian for you and credit card donations via Got Your 6 (“In Honor Of”: Race For Vets), then hop on the digital currency trend and donate with Bitcoin (via Coinbase).  We’ve gone through months of testing this new payment gateway and are happy with how it works, so how about tossing a few BTC our way as a donation to help veterans and their families?  We’ll essentially convert your Bitcoin donation into USD and transfer those funds to Got Your 6.

As always, every penny donated supports the work of the six pillars of the Got Your 6 campaign. 100% of all donations made online—free from any overhead or administrative expenses—are distributed to the nonprofit organizations that lead the six pillars of the Got Your 6 campaign. No portion is ever retained for overhead or administrative expenses. Donations made to Got Your 6 are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Race Recap: Honoring Our Heroes 10k

Now that my ankle sprain has healed, I’ve managed to get in my second virtual 10k race.  The Honoring Our Heroes 10k was a race done at each participants schedule and location, my choice was in beautiful Los Angeles.  The virtual race was sponsored by Will Run For Bling and each participant received a personalized bib to wear while they completed their race as well as a medal (aka “bling”) to wear proudly after competing in the virtual race.

My 10k course included a nice downhill to start, but a bloody long uphill in the second half; it would seem that I need to do a better job finding flatter courses to run!  While not elated with my finishing time of 53:50, I cannot truly complain as its my third fastest 10k that I’ve run to date and a good sign that my ankle is still feeling good.

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Race Recap: Run For Our Heroes 10K

While I was back east visiting family, I participated in a “virtual race” benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.  The Run For Our Heroes 10k was a race done at each participants schedule and location from May 24th to 31st.  I convinced one of my sisters to do the run with me while visiting extended family in Mt. Gretna, PA.  The virtual race was sponsored by Step2Leap and each participant received a personalized bib to wear while they completed their race as well as a medal to wear proudly after competing in the virtual race.

While the 10k course I mapped out in Mt. Gretna included a massive hill to finish and an overabundance of non-shaded roads (note to self: run on the shady side next time!), I was pretty happy with my finishing time of 46:36!  That ended up being my second fastest 10k that I’ve run to date and a great precursor to longer races coming up later this year.  That time also places me for 3rd overall for the 10k participants, not too shabby!