The 6th Annual Chris Klug Foundation Summit for Life Race sponsored by Novartis set new records in many ways. A 3,267 vertical foot hike up Aspen Mountain over 2 1/2 miles at night in December...you know the drill. 500 racers in 2 divisions was the absolute maximum capacity. Two racers went to a photo finish in :47 minutes to decide the winner in what might be a new speed record.
Learn more, Click: CHRIS KLUG FOUNDATION.
The Full Moon was like God's flashlight providing a brite path up Ajax. The crystal clear weather, cool tempratures and a hard-packed turf led many veterans to eclipse their personal best times. Fundraising numbers are still being tabulated but all signals point to a record take for The Chris Klug Foundation in their effort to raise money and awareness for organ and tissue donation.
Put yourself in the shoes of the 11 year old kid from Breckenridge who got a new liver 4 years ago and hiked Ajax last night. Put yourself in the shoes of his Mom who also did the hike, but got smoked by her energetic young son. Put yourself in the shoes of any transplant recipient who knows how great life can be.
"There's a lot of granola in this room" observed A. Party. The Sundeck fed the hungry hikers and their famlies and friends with pasta and salad. The soundtrack was provided by Cameron and Randolph from Jes Grew. The good-times were flowing like The Mighty Colorado.
This event is about education. That education about organ and tissue donation saves lives. When you renew your drivers license make sure to check the box.
Click Chris Klug Foundation to register as a donor.