Bret Crock will run his 13th hundred mile race to raise money for VisionTrust’s medical services this year. He shares his wisdom and excitement for the race on the blog today.
For the thirty years I’ve taught in Colorado public schools I’ve been involved in a lot of commencement exercises of the senior class. Even though this is really a time to celebrate a new beginning, it is more often celebrated as the conclusion of the secondary school experience. This fall, as I enter my final year in Colorado public schools, I will similarly experience a conflicted celebration. There will be much to celebrate and much to look forward to in an uncertain future.
This past winter, my wife Debbi visited the Dominican Republic with VisionTrust and was invited to speak with the senior class at Grace School in Herrera. These students have overcome tremendous obstacles to arrive at their commencement and now have great dreams for their uncertain future.
Last summer I completed my 10th Leadville Trail 100 (a trail run climbing 4,000 feet and spanning 100 miles)—a commencement that very few ultra-runners attain. This summer, August 17-18th, will be my 13th 100-mile fundraising run for VisionTrust. Together we have helped provide a more certain future for thousands of the world’s neediest children that VisionTrust cares for by meeting their medical needs. Please partner with me this summer and let’s continue to be the hands and feet of Christ Jesus and make possible a more promising future for those less fortunate than ourselves.