ENDURrun doesn’t have a problem making people sweat, but Mintz has taken it to the next level with this amazing fundraising campaign. You’ve probably seen these challenges all over social media for the past month, and it just keeps getting better.
The stakes get raised
Beyond the campaign, knowing Mintz, he had obviously planned to enjoy a casual rookie year. Then his training partner Trish Benoit – having run the ENDURRun Ultimate in 2017 – challenged him to beat her times. With each stage time he beat, she would donate $20 to KidsAbility. As a bonus. If he could beat her cumulative time, there would be a $50 added donation at the end of the race.
After three stages Mintz has earned $60 for KidsAbility from Trish and has an 15:08 lead on her 2017 time. The stakes got raised for Stage 5 – not only is Chris chasing her 2017 but she is also running the stage for the Running Rarebits relay team – and he is chasing her in real life!
Watch it unfold
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Stage 2 of @runwaterloo @endurrun is in the books and I felt really good today. It was hot but my heart rate was so stable…well until I found out I had Antoine chasing me in the finish pipe 😂! The course is different than 2017 when Trish ran it but I still managed to get under her time from 2 years ago and earned another $20 for kids ability. Thanks again @ultra_snowleopard for putting this great challenge out there in support of @kidsability.ca . You sure are making Mintz sweat!
At the time of writing, Chris is 90% of the way to the goal on his fundraising page, and we suspect this is not done yet!!