Thousands of runners will hit the streets to “Run Fargo” this weekend. No matter what the event, everyone has a reason for participating. Some do it to lose weight. Others are striving to break their own personal goal. And, in the case of those involved in a GoFar Charity, some run for something besides themselves.
Jennifer Quast and her 9-year-old son, Jacob, are taking their opportunity to do just that. A member of the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity board, Jennifer says they’re excited to raise money and run the 10K this year.
Being involved in a GoFar Charity is easy. Participants are asked to sign up on the website, pay an additional $25 and then ask others to donate to the charity they’ve selected. Jacob made a goal of raising $200 and – as of late March – collected half of his goal. Jacob is commonly present at LAHFH volunteer events and at build sites.
“It’s important he learns to give back to help his community,” Jennifer said. “It has been great to share the Habitat story and cause with friends and families when asking for a sponsorship.”
Although the mother-son duo ran in last year’s event, this is their first year being involved in the GoFar Charity.
“If you’re running anyway – or even if you’re not – it’s a great opportunity to get the word out about a cause you’re passionate about.
Good luck to Jennifer and Jacob and all the runners at this year’s Fargo Marathon!