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Larry Ketchersid

Austin Distance Challenge 2021 - 2022

I've run the Austin Distance Challenge twice previously. This time, Audrey found the Homes For Our Troops organization, and I'm running (as always with her support) to raise funds for them. Homes For Our Troops uses running to raise funds; the team recently raised over $47,000 running the 2021 Chicago Marathon.

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a 501(c)(3) organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.

Many of our family, friends and colleagues are Veterans. My grandfather served in World War I. My step-father John served in the Vietnam War. I've had the privilege of working with and getting to know other Veterans such as Nathan, Tyler, Vincent, Matt, Greg, Bill, multiple Bobs (they know who they are) and many others.

One of the greatest gifts we can give to returning veterans is a safe & functional place to live. HFOT builds homes that provide freedom & independence so that injured Veterans and their families can live comfortably.

The donations you make to support my running will help this important organization. You can be assured that your donation is put to good use because Homes For Our Troops receives the highest possible rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator and has an A rating with Charity Watch. Audrey and I have spoken with others who support this organization, and we're confident they make the best usage of donations.

The Austin Distance Challenge is a series of six races in 2021-2022. The first race was virtual. The five other races are:
- Daisy 10K (October 24, 2021) - Completed. 50:07, 8:05 pace.
- Run for the Water 10 mile race ( November 7, 2021)
- Decker Half Marathon (December 12, 2021)
- 3M Half Marathon (January 23, 2022)
- Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 20, 2022)

These five races combined are over 55 miles (over 68 if one is crazy enough to do the full marathon). A buck a mile is $50. HFOT will keep this website live until the last race, and we'll keep updating it.

Thank you for your support!
Larry and Audrey
raised of $3,000 goal

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