This year has thrown all of us uncountable curve balls. The city of New York has especially been hit hard over and over again. The pandemic has caused many businesses to shut their doors, however small or big. With the holiday season upon us, On athlete and ultrarunner David Kilgore came up with his very own special way to offer help and support to his community while doing what he does best: running.
On Sunday, December 13, Kilgore was making miles for the Food Bank NYC 5-Borough-Challenge. The goal of this fundraising competition was to raise awareness for struggling local shops and gain donations for the people of New York City.
Kilgore already used his platform and feet at the beginning of COVID-19 when he did a 100-mile run to raise money for struggling retailers and support medical staff. Since then, he hasn’t stopped running for the good cause.
This time, Kilgore picked a 70-mile route that covered all boroughs of NYC, asking people and run crews to join him along the way to increase the impact. His goal was no other than to collect $70k for the Food Bank NYC and to support local businesses with small purchases on their way.