Two Austinites Announce Record-Setting 24-Hour, 100 Mile Run to End Austin Homelessness
On November 12th, Town Lake Loop Challenge Will Support Finding Home ATX, Austin's Community-Led Initiative; FastestKnownTime (FKT) Route
AUSTIN, Texas, November 10, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Finding Home ATX (https://findinghomeatx.org), a community-led initiative to end unsheltered homelessness, announced today that locals Charles Wagner and Michael Sabrin will run 100 or more miles on November 12 to raise a goal of $100,000 to support the initiative. The Town Lake Loop Challenge run will start at midnight on November 12 and the two runners plan to complete at least 10 loops of the 10-mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in 24 hours. Wagner and Sabrin plan to set a Fastest Known Time (https://fastestknowntime.com/route/town-lake-loop-challenge) record for the most loops ever run consecutively around Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake).
On any given night, Austin has over 3,000 unhoused men, women, and children. Finding Home ATX is a community-led, three-year, $515M initiative to end unsheltered homlessness in Austin. The initiative aims to house 3,000 unsheltered individuals, add 1,300 new units of affordable housing, and to build a more effective Homelessness Operating System. Major donors include the St. David's Foundation, Indeed, City of Austin, Travis County, and several other corporations, foundations, and individuals.
"All of our community wants to get those living on our streets out of their tents and into homes with services," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. "Our community heroes are actually doing something to help get this done. The inspiring passion of Charles Wagner and Michael Sabrin, together with the generosity of their partners, is changing the lives of our unhoused neighbors — mile by mile. They are an example to us all."
About the Runners
Charles Wagner is a father of two, UT Austin alum and software engineering executive at Indeed. He has made Austin his home for 20 years and though he started running during the pandemic, he's now an avid runner. Michael Sabrin is also a father of two, a chef and product developer for Whole Foods Market. Michael attended the University of Georgia, where he was part of the UGA triathlon team. During their training runs logging thousands of miles on Austin's streets and trails, Charles and Michael witnessed the growing impact of homelessness, and are grateful to use running to raise money and be part of the solution.
$1,000/mile sponsorships are still available, and donations can be made at https://enca.st/TLC toward the $100,000 goal. During the run, our fundraising page will feature sponsor logos for the duration of miles supported, and we will feature sponsors on our social media pages during and leading up to the run.
Who Charles Wagner (Indeed) and Michael Sabrin (Whole Foods)
What Running 100+ miles around Town Lake in 1 day
Why End homelessness in Austin; set an FKT
When November 12, 2022
Where Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Source: Finding Home ATX