Where: From the Stewyurt in Auburn to the Milo Foundation office in San Rafael. Approximately 170 miles, depending on the final route we take. This is our approximate planned route (the two maps have different scales):
When: Goal is to leave on Monday March 26 or Tuesday the 27, weather permitting, and arrive in San Rafael at the Milo Foundation office by Friday March 30th. (But Saturday would be ok).
Who: Eli and Joey
How: We are cross-training for this trip by skiing, playing ultimate, running, and doing some bike riding. Hopefully it will be enough! We will carry our clothes, water, and some food, but stay at motels and eat out some as well.
Why: Physical challenge, father/son bonding, and community support. Eli is raising money for the Milo Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue, shelter, and adoption center. So far he has raised about $1500 (and is working on this thank you letters!). If you would like to give (either a lump sum or on a per-mile basis), let us know or you can donate directly at: http://www.milofoundation.org (to do this, click "DONATE" and complete required information. In the Additional Notes box, please type "Eli's Bar Mitzvah"). Eli will also do some volunteering at Milo in April.