Once again our good friend Rebecca Schaefer has asked if I would host a giveaway for the Philly Back on My Feet 5 miler. Of course I said yes right away. Even though I do not really have the chance to be a part of the organizations runs due to time constraints and the fact that the runs are in the city, I think it's an outstanding program. And also, who doesn't love giving away free entries to a race?!?
|Rebecca collects shoes for BOMF at her annual Rocky 50K. BOMF gets money based on the weight of the shoes collected.|
So for those who might be unfamiliar, Back On My Feet(BOMF) " is a national for-purpose organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living."
We as runners know how much running had influenced and changed our lives for the better. BOMF takes all the positivity, confidence and dedication that running creates and helps people apply these principles to getting a job and housing. And it works! Not only have I read success stories online from the program but I've heard/seen them first hand through Rebecca and other runners. If you get a chance, I strongly urge you to check it out.
|BOMF 5 miler 2014|
|Map of BOMF 5 miler|