Colin Smith's 2021 NYC Marathon - WWF Fundraiser
I am raising money for the World Wildlife Fund by running in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 7, 2021.
I have always enjoyed putting challenges in front of myself as a way to give my life purpose and discover the limits of my abilities. Especially over the last year, I've developed a passion for distance running and endurance sports. Running the NYC marathon has become a dream of mine, and it's one I never believed I'd get to live so early on.
In the summer of 2020, I went on a trip to Utah with some of my best friends. We spent the time travelling, hiking, and adventuring through some of the most unique and incredible ecosystems in the world. Between the time away from screens, the awesome landscapes, the wildlife, and the ridiculous humor that comes from being stuck in a car for hours, this trip is easily the best part of my year. This trip has become an annual tradition for us and something I look forward to as soon as it’s done. More importantly, it’s made me realize how much I value the ability to escape to the wilder parts of the world.
Deforestation, climate change, water scarcity, and illegal wildlife trade. These are some of the threats facing our planet today -- no one person can fight them alone and it takes the collective effort to make a substantial difference.
The opportunity to pursue a dream of mine is something amazing in and of itself, but having the chance to fulfill it while supporting a cause I truly care about is almost once in a lifetime. I would be honored if you would join me, and your donation will help to protect some of the most incredible places in the world.
Thank you for giving whatever you can, and 100% of your donation will go to charity.