COBE Student Hardship Fund

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
32 Donors
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Project ends on November 13, at 11:59 PM MST
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Update from Kepros Mountain

June 30, 2022

This update is coming at you from the summit of Kepros Mountain. In just one month, we have passed 15% of our fundraising goal! I want to thank everyone for their support, donations, thoughts, and encouragement. I have seen students struggle with their academics due to financial reasons and this hardship fund will help alleviate some of that burden for them so they can focus on their studies and college experiences with less distractions. My training is going well, and I have more plans to continue advertising the campaign through multiple outlets to reach our goals. Overall, we are on a great trajectory to finish the 100-mile ultramarathon race this fall and raise the money to create the endowed fund. Onward!

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$0.25 / Mile

Stress fractures and other musculoskeletal overuse injuries can plague ultra runners, including fractures of the foot, pelvis, femur, tibia, and fibula. Thank you for your donation!


$0.50 / Mile

Ultra running burns a higher percentage of fat and diverts blood away from the stomach to the muscles, which can lead to nausea, vomitting, and digestive issues. Thank you for your donation!


$1.00 / Mile

Temporary blurred vision may occur in longer ultramarathons due to corneal swelling, as cells that normally provide a protective liquid layer over the corneas can become damaged. Thank you for your donation!


$2.50 / Mile

Body temperature is more likely to drop too low in an ultramarathon, resulting in hypothermia when energy stores are depleted and weather conditions vary. Thank you for your donation!


$5.00 / Mile

Ultra runners run for more than 24 hours at a time, resulting in sleep deprivation which can lead to disorientation, dizziness, and hallucinations. Thank you for your donation!


$10.00 / Mile

Ultra runners risk exercise-associated hyponatremia, a potentially deadly condition in which drinking too much water or sports drink dilutes the body's sodium, causing cells to swell and burst. Thank you for your donation!

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