May 26, 2012 we had 51 participants and $1,150 donated for our first 72 Miles for Freedom group ride.
We are now in phase two of our journey! March 23, 2013 our second 72 Mile adventure will take place on the Silver Comet Trail. (Registration now open online)
The mission of 72 Miles for Freedom is to bring awareness and funding to ministries that support the restoration and freedom of people. We will use the event as a platform for others to become involved in a tangible and sacrificial way. Our pain in sport and giving will be for a purpose. To see broken walls rebuilt.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations. Isaiah 61:4
The event will continue to allow skaters, bikers, walkers, runners and other athletes to join in all or part of the 72 Miles. For example, you may decide to have a group of 10 walk/run 7.2 miles totaling 72 miles. Another option is to complete 27 miles for the 27 million. A bus will be available at mile 36 to bring people back to the start. It’s up to you how many miles your team completes. The point is to take a stand for freedom while raising awareness and funds for those who have limited freedoms.
In 2013 we will support Wellspring Living and a Skate Park ministry in Latin America that rescues and restores teens from street life by giving them a safe place to skate. Registration details will be available in the coming months at Active.com. Throughout the year 72 mile participants will share the vision of restoration and freedom with others at sporting events, schools, conferences, churches and businesses.
How can you help?
- Registration is open now online! ($30-$45, with shirt)
- Spread the promotional video link (http://vimeo.com/42252569)
- Have us share the vision with your organization
- Follow us on Twitter @72miles4freedom (notice number “4” not for)
- Give tax deductible donation online at Donations Page ($7,200 goal)
- Contact Gentry Darby at firstname.lastname@example.org