A Running Start: Mission and Methods

Running inspires and provides a chance for a better life

Running inspires and provides a chance for a better life

A Running Start is a young foundation with a mission of improving the lives of young East Africans through sport. The organization sponsors schools and training camps in Kenya and remote regions of Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Uganda to identify and develop promising student athletes and to help them earn scholarships to US universities. It’s an unusual approach. Karl Keirstead, A Running Start’s founder, explains: “To really alter lives in Africa, an organization needs either a very large budget (which we don’t have), or needs to target fewer but high-impact individuals. Individuals who, by putting a bit of wind in their sail, can take off.” Instead of touching the lives of many people superficially, A Running Start changes the lives of a smaller number profoundly.

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Giving to A Running Start Foundation

To contribute to the work done by A Running Start, please visit my personalized fundraising page. Your donation goes directly to the foundation.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to A Running Start Foundation, write my name on the memo line, and mail it to:

A Running Start Foundation
315 Bleeker Street, Suite 291
New York, NY 10014

Thanks,
Rob Campbell

A Running Start Foundation

On July 26, I’ll be racing in the New York City Triathlon to benefit A Running Start Foundation, which works to improve the lives of young east Africans through sport. East Africa is home to some of the world’s greatest running talent, but it is also stricken by poverty and war. The Foundation’s mission is to harness this talent to allow more East Africans to earn a U.S. university education from their athletic gift, to leverage sports to inspire local children to stay in school, and to enable more talented young athletes to earn a living from the sport.

Your generous support would make a real difference in many young lives.

Giving

To make a dontation, please visit my personalized fundraising page. Your donation goes directly to the foundation.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to A Running Start Foundation, write my name on the memo line, and mail it to:

A Running Start Foundation
315 Bleeker Street, Suite 291
New York, NY 10014

Thanks,
Rob Campbell

Give these kids a running start