Church Group Leader Will Run 24 Hours Straight to Raise Money
The executive director of a nonprofit that works to help low-income and immigrant communities will attempt to run 24 hours straight on October 12 in order to raise $100,000 for the organization.
According to its Web site, LINC Houston "is a network of local churches that have joined together in a common mission to impact the city of Houston with the love of Christ," and has a goal to "plant and develop new missions across the city among a variety of ethnic groups and communities."
The Rev. Mark Junkans will kick off his run at 2 p.m. October 12 and plans to finish October 13 -- and you can monitor his progress via a live GPS tracker on the Web site, according to the press release.
He'll finish the run at the Trinity Lutheran Church downtown, 800 Houston Avenue. A party will follow.
Junkans, an endurance athlete who runs marathons and competes in ironman triathlons, was inspired by his daughter's decision to run a half-marathon to raise money for her school. "He wanted to set a goal similar to his daughter, where he would challenge himself while also doing good for others and inspiring them to achieve great things in life," according to the release.
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