Race coordinator Alysia Maschino, who helped put the race together alongside Scott Page, says that this type of endurance style race is truly something unique.
30 hours, 30 laps, minimal breaks. So was the goals of 37 participants at Lake Valley Golf Club Saturday. In a fundraising effort for Kids Harbor, a number of runners took their shot to be the last one standing in a race that was less about speed and more about perseverance.
And a race of perseverance seems like a fitting fundraiser for the nonprofit charity whose mission is to provide coordinated response, healing and prevention of child abuse.
Race coordinator Alysia Maschino, who helped put the race together alongside Scott Page, says that this type of endurance style race is truly something unique. Race coordinators mapped out a lap throughout the Lake Valley Golf Course in Camdenton which would be the sole lap done by the racers. The goals was to complete the lap every hour for 30 hours. There were no speed requirements for the trial, only the time limit.
With a buy-in of $90 for the event, the fundraiser was able to raise over $3,000 for Kids Harbor. The winner of the event would go on to win a hand-made painting of the golf course done by a lake area artist. In order to allow for the race to continue at night, lights were set up throughout the lap area to accommodate those daring enough to continue throughout the dark.
“This is really a great event,” Maschino said. “We hope to make this annual. The racers enjoy it and it’s going towards a great cause.”