100 Mile Ultra – Race with a Meaning

Peter Kline is 62.  He loves his family, God, work and running with meaning. In fact, this November 15-16 Peter will undertake an ultra run of 100 miles in Las Vegas.  100 miles is one thing, pushing his favorite developmentally disabled friends he calls, “Captains,” for the distance takes ultra running to a new level.  He has chosen the 100 year anniversary of his employer, Merrill Lynch, to set a world record attempt.  Captains and their families will be arriving from New York, Seattle, Tri-Cities (WA), Phoenix, San Diego and Denver. He has completed 10 marathons with a single Captain each time.

End of Colorado Run

End of Colorado Run

Peter brings this message: “The real reason we are doing this endeavor is for the children and their families.  It has always been about the messages of inclusion, motivation and encouragement.  I will start running about 10:30 pm Saturday night, run 73 miles on the UNLV track and then approximately 1.5 miles to the 4 pm starting line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon at Mandalay Bay.”

Peter will push a series of Captains for approximately 1-3 hours each (Braydon, Shamus, Rylee, Chucky, Erik & Jackson).  The Captains will arrive in stages with their families during the night and next day.  True love involves making life better for some one else.  Loving others is a theme of the Bible embracing humble service and sacrifice.  A real miracle has happened for so many pieces to come together with the help of many volunteers.   This truly will be an inspiring weekend.  I will be there to support Peter, have a pray time with those involved and shuttle participants.

Paul

About Paul

Paul has worked with hundreds of individual clients from executives to recent college graduates related to career transition and life coaching. Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology. He has written a book, How a Man Handles Conflict at Work. Paul founded (1991) the Career/Life Institute and provides coaching, organizational design and career transition serving clients ranging from large organizations to family owned enterprises. He served as a consultant to management teams, and had senior positions for Bank of America, Right Associates and CRISTA Ministries. His ministry outreach includes Poland, Romania, and 11 trips to Ethiopia. He volunteers for Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue, WA.
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3 Responses to 100 Mile Ultra – Race with a Meaning

  1. Colin Hunter says:

    Paul,

    This gives a whole new meaning to “In the long run…”

    May God bless Peter, you, and all the captains as you serve and bring glory to ‘The Captain’!

    Colin

  2. Jody says:

    Cool Runnings!

  3. suzab333 says:

    Whoa! Awesome! What is the next chapter? What happened at the race? Incredible goal! Yikes!

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