In just a few short weeks, on April 21, the highly anticipated 35th Annual Race to Robie Creek or, more commonly known as the “Toughest Race in the Northwest” will gather more than 2000 individuals to run the 13.1 miles to the finish. Bradley Bogdan will do it in hopes of benefiting homeless members of our community. Bogdan is the Supportive Services Intern for Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services- a Boise shelter that has served the needs of the homeless since 2005.
Interfaith Sanctuary is seeking sponsorships in support of Brad’s run to continue sheltering the 150+ men, women, and children Sanctuary serves each night. Bogdan is in his final year of a Masters of Social Work program at Boise State University. He spends roughly 30 hours per week in his internship at Interfaith Sanctuary assisting guests with the kinds of needs someone may experience while homeless – from replacing a lost ID, to the endless search for affordable housing placements, or dealing with substance abuse issues.
Bogdan has been running competitively since the 8th grade and was offered a spot with Cornell University’s Cross Country Team. He was then offered a spot with the Boise State Cross Country Squad, after he became the 5th fastest 10k runner in Cornell’s history with a time of 30:39. In anticipation of the Race to Robie Creek, Bogdan has been gaining an appreciation for the Boise area trails while training over 100 miles per week. His previous wins include the Midnight Marathon 50k event in Rachel, Nevada and the 2011 Zeitgeist Half Marathon here in Boise. With this impressive background, he just might have what it takes to add the Race to Robie Creek to his wins!!!!!!
How can you help?
1. Make a pledge of $10.00 (or more) to support Brad’s run for Interfaith Sanctuary. A $10.00 pledge will provide a night of overnight shelter and supportive services for one individual. Pledges can be made on our website via Network for Good. Please indicate “Race to Robie Creek” in the designation section.
2. Contribute $25.00 – this includes your $10.00 pledge providing a night of shelter and services and an Interfaith Sanctuary T-shirt featuring our mural logo for $15.00 to wear on April 21 when you cheer Brad on along the race route. You can pay one of two ways; on-line (see instructions above) or stop by Interfaith Sanctuary’s development office at 1020 W. Main St., Suite 100 E with your pledge. T-shirts can be picked up at the same location the week of April 16th.
All are welcome to help support Brad! An Interfaith Sanctuary cheering section is gathering at the SE corner of Shaw Mountain (the race route) and E. Table Rock at 11:00am on April 21. Enter the neighborhood off of Warm Springs Ave. and park as you can on E. Table Rock. Wear your Interfaith Sanctuary T-shirt and gather under the Interfaith Sanctuary banner to cheer Brad on at the start of the race! Call the office at 343-4160 to sign-up.
If you would like to know more about other development opportunities at Interfaith Sanctuary, please contact Share Maack, Development Director at 343-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.