Distance Traveled

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1


On July 16th, 2011 Mark Zimmerman ran the Buckeye Trail 50k as part of his Love. Hope. Go the Distance. campaign for Love & Hope Children’s Home. His goal was to raise $10,000 to replace our aging Toyota T200 pickup truck. He not only completed the race, but raised 107% of his goal: $10,736.03. He went the distance. And then some. Mark raised $214.72 with every kilometer he traveled. 

During the race Mark kept us up to date on his progress as he passed through the various aide stations. He’d quickly grab his phone and tap out some short messages so we could follow his journey.  

04:59 AM: 0mi. Oak Grove… it’s time.


06:27 AM6mi. Snowville rd. Feel good. Pace good.

07:44 AM11.5mi. Boston store. Pace good. Feel good. Lotsa fans! 🙂


09:02 AM15.6mi. Pine lane …turnaround …pace down legs rubber

10:13 AM19.7mi. Boston store 2x hanging in… hanging on… thanks jim

02:53 PM8hr. 42min. Been there, done that, got the tech shirt & the medal. All I want now is the 100+%! Thanks for the prayers! Thank you fans! Thank you Jim & Gary! I will be out to cheer for you next time…blessings.


You can read more about Mark’s preparation and journey here:

Very soon we will be out looking for our new truck. And next time he’s in El Salvador, I think we’ll let Mark drive it home from the airport.

¡Gracias Señor Marcos!

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;” 2 Timothy 4:7