GORD LANG BATTLES 100 MILE ULTRA-MARATHON FOR FALLEN HEROES
Bristol, RI – Rain, skunks, sore calves, ice bags, mud, and slipping runners. These are some of the things Gord Lang went up against as he trained and began the quest for finishing the Anchor Down 100-mile Ultra Marathon in Rhode Island. The goal in Gord putting his body to the ultimate test was to combine a physical challenge with an opportunity to raise funds for United Heroes League & Hockey Fights Cancer.
Recently going through the loss of two close friends, Gord wanted to connect with two charitable businesses that were close to the fallen heroes. Murph was a detective that lost a battle with cancer and Rich, a military helicopter pilot and personal supporter of United Heroes League. With the drive of wanting to assist military families and help the fight against cancer, Gord laced up his shoes and began the training for the 24-hour 100-mile journey.
The training lead to over 1,000 miles being run, shoes being retired, toe nails being lost, and regular encounters with local skunks. This journey was documented on Gord’s Fundly site: https://fundly.com/100-miles-is-nothing#updates
Through generous donations, Gord ended up raising $5,398.85 to United Heroes League. This money will be utilized to further United Heroes League’s mission of empowering military families to stay healthy and active by battling the financial burden associated with sports.