Zoe Romano is running. She’s running 30 miles per day for 9 weeks — the first person ever to run the route of the Tour de France. That’s a total of 2,088 miles — and she’s in the MIDDLE of it right now!
But it’s not just for fun. She’s doing it to raise money for the World Pediatric Project and she’s sponsored by the coincidentally named restaurant, Zoës Kitchen.
Zoe wants to raise $100,000 — so she needs your support. And this is a GOOD cause!
Here’s what WPP does:
We heal critically ill children and build indigenous healthcare capacity in developing nations. World Pediatric Project accomplishes this mission through effective programs which heal children today while building and implementing programs to heal the children of tomorrow.
Every child, regardless of geography, will have access to quality, critical care so that they can live full and productive lives.
Pretty cool that Zoe is running for this! You can learn more about here and follow the hashtag #ZoeGoesRunning on Twitter. Don’t forget to check out and give props to Zoës Kitchen for being such a big part of it as well. Check out this video explaining more:
Here’s her route:
This girl is no stranger to LONG distance. In 2011, she ran across the country to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club! Can’t believe I’ve found two people crazy enough to do that! Remember my interview with Jeff Grabosky — who also ran all the way across the country?
|From Zoe’s run across the country|
For the Tour de France route, a photographer and filmmaker from Richmond, VA will be documenting her journey. That is definitely something I want to see in the end!
Can you imagine how Zoe feels right now, nearly 1,000 miles into this? Wow. I can’t imagine the lessons she might be learning, the struggle she might be having. I will be really interested to hear a post-run interview with this amazing girl!
If you want to help, click here to find out how — and you’ll get a $5 Zoës goodie! If nothing else, share this story!
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Wow! That story is incredible. I can't fathom running 30 miles every day. It's just mind blowing. Thanks for sharing!
Wow! That story is incredible. I can’t fathom running 30 miles every day. It’s just mind blowing. Thanks for sharing!
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